Lil's Lung Cancer Medical Fund

$5,188 of $18,000 goal

Raised by 46 people in 13 months
Lillie is 59 and on Social Security Supplimental. She does not qualify for Medicare Disability.
     She has had a number of health problems and just recently has been diagnosed with lung cancer, devastating news that unexpectedly came out of nowhere.
   She already has a mountain of medical bills for all the tests, procedures, etc she has already had that insurance has not covered.
    She has always been a very self-reliant,responsible person, but this is a battle she cannot face without the help and generosity of others.
     Any Savings has been depleted, and she has no resources to cover the ongoing costs involved with life-saving treatments she is receiving.
     Her cancer is aggressive but her doctors are hopeful that intervention via Chemo and Radiation with following surgery will beat it.
      I am afraid I have waited too long before asking for help, and,of course, the normal bills we all have keep piling up, as well.
      Please consider helping to save this wonderful woman's life.
      Any donation you can spare is sincerely appreciated.

      May God Bless you and yours.

And now for the "rest of the story" from Lil:

     "I had been suffering from what developed into excruciating pain which no Doctors could diagnose. My pain started several years ago. I went to several Doctors who said it was inflammation and to take Tylenol. I knew it was more than this but could not get anyone to do a complete evaluation. Finally my spouse convinced a Doctor to write a script for an MRI. He setup the MRI at a local hospital. When I came out of the MRI the attending nurse told my spouse that they did not feel comfortable sending me home as I was in so much pain. So they moved me to the emergency room where things started to go right after all this time. The attending physician recognized an irregularity in the MRI images and immediately ordered a CT with contrast where they discovered a fist sized growth in the upper lobe of my right lung. The pain was caused by this tumor pushing the lung against the nerves near the spine in my back. This explains why my right arm went numb and the pain in my side and chest.
      I have a great Oncologist now who is treating this very aggressively with Chemo and Radiation. Of course the treatments have their side effects; nausea, constipation, dehydration, skin irritation, loss of hair (I have lost all my long black hair), etc.
      The course of action is to complete the regimen of Chemo and Radiation and then to surgically remove the tumor with a probable resection of my right lung. I have but to have faith in the doctors and the lord."

God Bless all who have showered me with prayers and support.
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Lil made it through a second surgery and we have high hopes of a recovery in 6 to 8 months. Meanwhile expenses have not lessened so help if you can.
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Well, pain management has not worked. Another visit to the surgeon, yesterday, is looking hopeful. He says, upon further contemplation, he believes he can help surgically. His plan is to reopen the original incision and verify the Scapula is moving as it should as that seems to be the main issue with the severe pain Lil is experiencing. He will also remove any scar tissue and may implant some mesh to stabilize things if necessary.
Careful scrutiny of the entire area after he opens, will be the plan.
I will let you know when the day of surgery has been given to us. We should hear by this Friday or next Monday. (04/13/2018 or 04/16/2018)
Again, your help is needed. Lil is praying for all of you. :)
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A week ago Wednesday we visited the surgeon and was told that after close examination of the recent images, there is nothing surgically that can be done. He recommended a cancer pain management Dr which we saw two days ago. He prescribed Lyrica. Yesterday after her second dose she did not feel well. She now shows signs of a stroke. We are now at Oak Hill Hospital where she is being examined for the possible stroke. Wish her luck!!
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Waiting for Surgeon to call with appointment for surgery.
May 2017
February 2018
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$5,188 of $18,000 goal

Raised by 46 people in 13 months
Created June 9, 2017
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$100
Andy & Carol Socash
2 months ago (Offline Donation)

God Bless

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William & Sue Willard
4 months ago

We're praying for you both.

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William & Sue Willard
4 months ago
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How awful for you both. Our prayers for Lil. Bill & Sue

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Jennifer Shuff
10 months ago
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Love you! ❤️

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Andy & Carol Socash
11 months ago (Offline Donation)
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