She had a lengthy hospital stay including surgery to remove the tumor and one kidney. Since then, she has completed a 6 day course of radiation and she is in the 2nd month of 6 months of chemotherapy .
Through it all, she has remained feisty and strong! And so have her mom, dad and brother Einar!
However your help is appreciated and needed.
Xiomara has to have chemotherapy multiple times a week, and has had several unexpected ER visits and hospital stays due to the side effects of her treatments. This makes a regular routine almost impossible.
Of course, taking care of Xiomara has been top priority. Her dad was in school full-time and has been unable to return. Her mom has been unable to return to work consistently. Household costs have also increased dramatically. Medical copayments, fuel costs, parking, and loss of income are the most challenging at this time. Her family also has to repay tuition and housing stipend from last semester, hence the lofty goal!
Anything you can do to help is greatly appreciated! Thank you for considering Xiomara and our family at this time! And thank you to everyone who has already been generous enough to give meals, gift cards, money, and prayers.
You can also keep up with her journal at the caringbridge.org link below. Please search by her name Xiomara Sterling. You will have to sign up for the updates.
On behalf of Xiomara's mom, Isabel Sterling, dad Einar, and brother Einar we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
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