Help Susy Fight Cancer

My name is Rocio Contreras, and I am starting this GoFund me for a dear friend of mine.   Susy Polk, has been my best friend for 28 years.  Throughout the years I have seen her struggle, strive, and overcome many challenges.  She and her husband Brandon have lived with him having Crohn's, which has induced multiple visits to the hospital, and surgery to resect portions of his small intestines.  January 2015 her mother-in-law passed away within a year of being diagnosed with Esophogeal Cancer.  In November of the same year, Susy's mother was diagnosed with an extremely rare form of Non-Hodgkins Anaplasitic Large Cell Lymphoma.  She spent the rest of her short days in a hospital bed, the family surrounding her with love and prayers. March 11, 2016 the lord called her home.   After all of this, Susy at the age of 39 decided she needed to make a bold career change.  She became a full-time student at North central Texas College. Almost two years later she graduated and became a surgical tech.  She was so excited to begin her new career.  She was hired by UT Southwestern October 21. As they say when it rains it pours, or maybe it is bad things come in threes.  They also say the lord will not put more on your plate than you can handle. Susy had been having a sore throat, and trouble swallowing as well as keeping food down.  She went to visit the doctor, and after an endoscope and biopsy, the doctors gave her heartbreaking news.  October 24, just 3 days after starting her new job she was diagnosed with a rare form of Esophageal Cancer named Signet Ring Cell Adenocarcinoma.  I am going to attach an assignment titled "Best Person in My Life" written by her 9 year old son Abraham.  

She will need  Radiation treatments 5 days a week and Chemotherapy weekly. In order to get her Chemotherapy she will need a port  put in which will cost her $1,700 with insurance, these amounts are just the beginning. Every doctor's visit is at least $35 and more, depending on the procedure. She will have to pay for doctor visits, procedures, and her surgery.

After chemo and radiation treatments end, approximately 3-4 weeks later she will have major surgery to remove the tumor that's in her esophagus. They will be removing part of the esophagus, and half of her stomach. Unfortunately, she will not be able to work during her recovery.  She thought that life was getting easier, and than she gets hit with this.  Her Insurance is not honoring her short or long term disability because she has only been employed there a short time. This makes things more difficult.  

As her best friend for 28 years I am reaching out to get her some financial help. Dr.'s will not do Chemotherapy unless they have payment in full.  Help Susy fight this Cancer! Let's stand by her side as she fights!

Thank you so much for giving Susy your time.
We greatly appreciate all prayers and any donations should your heart lead you to help her financially in her time of greatest need.43899714_1575695197483200_r.jpeg43899714_1575695222591295_r.jpeg43899714_1575695243856925_r.jpeg43899714_1575695271669326_r.jpeg43899714_1575695292653160_r.jpeg43899714_1575695356996061_r.jpeg43899714_1575695384177341_r.jpeg43899714_1575751697994306_r.jpeg43899714_157575178820582_r.jpeg43899714_1575751808848742_r.jpeg

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  • John Rose 
    • $100 
    • 10 d
  • Gaby Dolores 
    • $200 
    • 28 d
  • Lori Hu-Phillips  
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Dana Hamilton  
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
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Organizer

Rocio Nguyen Contreras 
Organizer
Frisco, TX
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