From wife to widow

$43,362 of $50k goal

Raised by 340 people in 12 months
Kimberli Lira  SAN ANTONIO, TX
Kimberlilira.blogspot.com

  https://m.facebook.com/prayersformelchor/

On February 14, 2017 my amazing husband passed away.

In December of 2014 my husband was diagnosed with cancer.  He was hospitalized a total of 18 times. He spent more than 400 days in the hospital during the last two years. He fought so hard. During his battle with cancer he continually declared the goodness of God.

His death has left me a widow with a six year old and five year old. Our two income home became a one income home when my husband was diagnosed with cancer and we thought that would be temporary. Yet his death means our home will continue to be one income. I have a full time job but my income doesn't cover all our expenses.

During this very difficult time I want to be able to devote my attention to my children who are hurting so much. I am truly thankful to all those who have given. It helps alleviate the financial burden that comes with a cancer diagnosis and death. 







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Update 6
Posted by Kimberli Lira
1 month ago
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Thank you to everyone who has donated. Words are unable to convey just how much it means to me that so many people are willing to give to a family when they see a need. It is always tough putting an amount on the financial goal section because every donation means so much. I am now a single mother and while I do have a great job the pay doesn't cover all of my expenses. So many people have donated and it truly does help ease the financial burden that is on my shoulders.
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Update 5
Posted by Kimberli Lira
2 months ago
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Melchor Lira
November 21, 1985- February 14, 2017

No words describe how amazing Mel was. And he fought so hard. He was, is and always will be my hero and my best friend. Right before he took his last breath I told him that he won and that he was going to greet Jesus soon. I told him that I would be strong for the kids and never let them forget him. And I told him I loved him. I'm thankful that yesterday he opened his eyes when I spoke and nodded his head when I asked him questions. After he passed there was such a peaceful presence felt in the room. I still feel it. Earlier this morning when it didn't look like he was going to make it I felt so strongly God whisper that He was going to see us through. As soon as they told me that Mel was no longer breathing praises to God began leaving my mouth. On the good and in the bad. In the happy and in the sad. In times of joy and in times of sorrow. Please keep my children and myself in your prayers as this is going to be the most difficult thing we experience.

Thank you to all who have donated. If you are able we appreciate all of the donations. I want to be able to spend time with my children to help them heal and the financial burden we have is great.
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Posted by Kimberli Lira
2 months ago
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Today began with Mel being placed on life support as a breathing tube was inserted in him to help him breathe. On Thursday we were discussing discharge plans with the doctor and the next day he developed bacteria from the antibiotic they started him on the day before.things just went down hill from there. I can't imagine a life without my best friend and I can't stomach the thought that my children will grow up without a dad. Yet that is the discussion I had with doctors today. There have been many times when they have given up hope but today was different. Mel's organs are not working on his own. The last two years have been brutally hard and with a cancer diagnosis comes financial instability. Once a two income home we are now one. I don't know how I would fund a funeral if need be and it kills me to think that of Mel does die rather than spend dedicated time with Malachi and Hannah to help them heal I will be focused on finances. I don't like asking for help. But I am asking for it today.
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Update 3
Posted by Kimberli Lira
7 months ago
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Today we got some bad news. And if we ever needed a miracle from God we do right now. Basically the doctors have said science can't help Mel. The MRI on his head shows that the damage to the spine is getting worse and it is going into the part of the brain that controls breathing. So they can't do any more chemo. They can't do a bone marrow transplant. And according to science the cancer will come back. But medically they also say the damage to the spine will get worse and affect his breathing and his survival chances are low. The doctors have said that from the medical standpoint we have weeks or months.

And we are devastated. We are hurting. Our hearts are broken. It is a very painful position to be in where you desperately need a miracle. But the doctor did say he doesn't know what tomorrow holds. And that is correct. He doesn't know what tomorrow holds, but God does. And so every day we continue praying for that miracle. Every day we continue praying that God will completely heal and restore my husband. Every day we continue to declare God's ability to heal because He still does heal. He still can change situations around.

And so we ask that you would continue to pray for that miracle. And that you would continue to keep my husband, two children and myself in your prayers. Our trust in God isn't shattered but I would be lying if I said we weren't in pain. Because this is very painful. Please pray that God continues to give us peace, comfort and strength.

"I will bless the Lord at all times and His praises shall continually be in my mouth."
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$43,362 of $50k goal

Raised by 340 people in 12 months
Created April 22, 2016
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May God bless you and your children ! I lost my husband after a two year fight with cancer. He died March 9th.

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