My Mom's Medical Expenses

Dear friends and family, 

Two weeks ago, my mom was admitted to the hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and has since not left. My mom has had Diabetes for 8 years and has had severe complications leading to both renal and pulmonary complications, and may now require dialysis. Her condition has been deteriorating every day, and her latest CT scan on Thursday May 18 showed a mass in her right lung that the doctors have not been able to identify. We have gone from doctor to doctor here in Ethiopia, and have yet been able to find an answer while I see her slip away slowly.

My family decided that it is time to act before we lose her, and unfortunatley the medical system in Ethiopia does not have the resources or medical experience to save my mom. We want to send my mom to India, as they have affordable healthcare and talented physicians, however this requires more money than we can't afford. I have family memebers who are being very generous, but we are still only at about 40% of the cost it takes for travel, lodging and medical apointments/procedures/diagnostics.  This is extremeley urgent, as each day lost is a day she may go through complete renal failure or worse. 

My mom is a single mom of 3 kids, with me being the oldest at 19 years old. My younger brother is only 10 years old, and our father refuses to help with a single dime. My mom is also way too proud to ask for money, but I refuse to let that be a reason that we lose her at 53. Please help me save my mom. Any amount helps, and if you can't help financially, please keep us in your prayers. 

Every penny will go towards her medical expenses, and any extra amount will directly go to a family in a similar situation at the hospital she is in. 

Bless you, 


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