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Alison's Medical Fund

$7,520 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 129 people in 19 months
Created November 7, 2017
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On August 9th our sister Alison was admitted to Jackson Madison County General Hospital (JMCGH) because of her intense chest pains. The doctors performed more tests, and what was first thought to be a blood clot, turned out to be a 5cm tumor in her left lung. And on August 14, 2017 it was confirmed that the tumor was cancerous. The original diagnosis was small cell lung cancer (SCLC), but none of the normal markers were present. It is very uncommon for a non-smoker to be diagnosed with SCLC, so more tests were conducted over the last couple of months at Kirkland Cancer Center and West Cancer Center. Later on, the pathologist changed the diagnosis to non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), but there were still no markers to confirm this diagnosis. To better treat her and make a definite diagnosis, her oncologist requested a genetics test be performed on the tissue from her core biopsy. While waiting for the results of the genetics test she received 2 rounds of chemo in Jackson, TN at Kirkland Cancer Center in August and September. After the 2 rounds were complete, she scheduled a consultation with a medical oncologist at MD Anderson in Houston, TX. And on October 12, 2017, at her consultation, she was finally informed by the medical oncologist that the results of her genetics test showed she had a rare cancer called NUT midline carcinoma.
NUT midline carcinoma is a rare genetically defined, very aggressive squamous cell epithelial cancer that usually arises in the midline of the body and is characterized by a chromosomal rearrangement in the nuclear protein in testis gene. Currently there are only a few documented cases with a survival rate of less than 3%.

When she and our mother arrived in Houston on Oct 11th they only expected to stay for a week or so, but with the new diagnosis, treatment had to start as soon as possible. Surgical oncologist at MD Anderson determined the tumor was inoperable because her current PET Scan and EBUS showed she has lymph nodes in the center of her chest that are also cancer. She is receiving chemotherapy and radiation for six weeks at MD Anderson.

We have hesitated to do a fundraiser per her request until now. With her medical and everyday expenses continuously accumulating, not even to mention the ones to come, we are attempting to help lessen her financial burden as much as possible so that she can focus all of her energy in to getting better and getting home.

We have already set up an account at Bank of Halls located in Halls, TN for donations, but knowing she has so many friends and family that do not live in Halls, we decided to create this Go Fund Me to make it easier for everyone that wants to donate. The funds will be deposited into the account at Bank of Halls.

Any additional donated funds raised and not used for her medical and daily expenses will be donated to Nut Midline Carcinoma research.

If you are fortunate enough to donate we greatly appreciate it. Please remember that every dollar helps and If you can not donate we ask that you please pray for our sister and our family. 

Thank you and God Bless!
Angela, Paul and Paige
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Please help us fund my sister's fight with cancer!

Alison recently received the diagnosis that the Tumor in her abdomen is Nut Midline Carcinoma. It is currently contained to her abdomen. One tumor was removed (5cm) and the second one is 2 cm so they are going to try to kill it with radiation and maybe mild chemo. If they remove it now, they could have to remove her bladder. Please pray that the oncologist find the best protocol to cure this aggressively rate cancer! If you can afford to donate it would be great appreciate. Donations can also be donated at Bank of Halls In Halls.
Alison Isom Special Account
Bank of Halls
101 West main Street
Halls TN 38040

As of right now her family still has a steady income but doctor bills and living expenses are adding up. It cost approximately $250-300 a day to stay in Houston. With two kids in college and two in elementary school, they need every penny they have saved to help take care of their home and their children. If it wasn’t for our mother over extending herself, Alison would be in a bind financially. Our family is willing to do what it takes to help, but we can only do so much.

If you feel it in your heart to donate we would greatly appreciate it, if you can’t donate we ask that you pray for my sister amd our family! God is an amazing God and we know her story isn’t over yet! Please feel free to leave a comment below to lighten her spirits!

We know how aggressive NMC is. There are so many chances of it spreading and they are trying to be aggressive as possible to kill it before it spreads again.

Thank you again for all the prayers, kind words, and encouragement that has been expressed to my sister and our family!

Sincerely,
Angela Carmack
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Please help us fund my sister's fight with cancer!

Alison recently received the diagnosis that the Tumor in her abdomen is Nut Midline Carcinoma. It is currently contained to her abdomen. One tumor was removed (5cm) and the second one is 2 cm so they are going to try to kill it with radiation and maybe mild chemo. If they remove it now, they could have to remove her bladder. Please pray that the oncologist find the best protocol to cure this aggressively rate cancer! If you can afford to donate it would be great appreciate. Donations can also be donated at Bank of Halls In Halls.
Alison Isom Special Account
Bank of Halls
101 West main Street
Halls TN 38040

As of right now her family still has a steady income but doctor bills and living expenses are adding up. It cost approximately $250-300 a day to stay in Houston. With two kids in college and two in elementary school, they need every penny they have saved to help take care of their home and their children. If it wasn’t for our mother over extending herself, Alison would be in a bind financially. Our family is willing to do what it takes to help, but we can only do so much.

If you feel it in your heart to donate we would greatly appreciate it, if you can’t donate we ask that you pray for my sister amd our family! God is an amazing God and we know her story isn’t over yet! Please feel free to leave a comment below to lighten her spirits!

We know how aggressive NMC is. There are so many chances of it spreading and they are trying to be aggressive as possible to kill it before it spreads again.

Thank you again for all the prayers, kind words, and encouragement that has been expressed to my sister and our family!

Sincerely,
Angela Carmack
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Raised by 129 people in 19 months
Created November 7, 2017
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