She has spent most of her life serving others:
*As a 12 year old she started raising puppies for Guidedogs for the Blind as a 4H project.
*She raised 13 dogs for them over the years.
*She had 3 children and home schooled each of them.
*For the last 20+ years she's been running her own massage therapy business, ocasionally worked for other massage businesses.
She is funny and smart and deep and thoughtul; always positive in spite of the many obstacles she's overcome in her life.
Tera was diagnosed with rectal cancer in December and is currently undergoing chemo and radiation. Surgery and more chemo will follow this regime. Because of the treatment, side effects and hopeful recovery time to follow, she is currently and will continue to be unable to work for the rest of this year.
This past Wednesday she learned that she must move by March 15th from her current live-in caregiving situation (which includes providing housing for her, her 2 horses, 2 dogs and 2 cats) and will also lose the income from said caregiving job.
As a self employed individual there are no disability benefits. The time she spent working for others will provide a very small amount which will come no-where close to covering her expenses.
Tera is suddenly in quite a financial quandry. In addition to living expenses which include food and bills, she will suddenly have moving expenses, significant co-pay medical bills and a storage unit for her belongings.
Tera needs help and the best way that we can help her right now is to get her enough money so that she has a comfortable living enviroment while she fights cancer.
Please join me in giving Tera financial help in the way of so she can focus on fighting cancer. Most of us are lucky, we have enough money to live comfortably and are healthy.
All of us have lost people close to us be it family or friends to this awful illness or are lucky enough to have someone close to us who has won the battle.
The need is immediate and urgent.
Send in what you can if only a little; it will all add up and help.
Thank you so much!
- Stephen Rider
- Sue Brodsky
- toni camacho
- Madeline Pfister
- Stephen Shirrell
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