Funds for Kira
Kira Erickson-Peterson has had endometriosis for most of her life. In the past year and a half, Kira has undergone two surgeries, attended countless doctor visits, and made half a dozen trips to the ER, accumulating mountains of medical bills in the process of trying to manage her endometriosis. Unfortunately, due to a lack of medical research on women’s health and the fact that there is no cure for endometriosis, Kira still suffers daily with the symptoms and pain that come along with this disease.
Her daily symptoms include:
· Severe chronic pelvic, hip, back and leg pain
· Chronic fatigue
· Digestive issues and food sensitivities
· Nausea and vomiting
· Painful bi-weekly cramping
Recently, a large cyst was found on Kira’s right ovary that is not going away. On June 3, 2019, she will need to undergo a third surgery to remove the cyst, along with her right ovary. Due to the debilitating pain caused by her cyst and endometriosis, she has been unable to work and drive and has been on unpaid medical leave since early April. She will now only be able to work part-time from home until her surgery, and then will need about a month of unpaid medical leave for recovery after the surgery.
Kira’s inability to work full time due to her immense pain has caused a significant drop in income for her and her husband Andy. We are asking friends and family to generously chip in to help Kira and Andy during this difficult time. Anything would be appreciated.
This disease has not only affected Kira’s ability to work, but also her ability to live a normal life. Kira used to love exploring the Twin Cities with her husband, going hiking, and traveling, but she now spends most days in bed, due to the pain and exhaustion caused by her illness. Her quality of life has been deeply affected by her endometriosis, but she still tries to stay positive and advocate for other women who suffer from the disease, as well. We pray that the surgery in June will be the missing piece that we've been looking for in alleviating pain!
Thank you, and root for Kira!
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