NF Surgery Fund to help Lois

$5,700 of $9,000 goal

Raised by 55 people in 30 months
Sabra Murphy
on behalf of Lois Peters
 CASTAIC, CA
Every once in a while, someone comes into your life and truly blesses it. For us, that amazing person is Lois Peters. She is known and loved by many of us parents of children with autism here in Santa Clarita, having been a wonderful teacher for all our kiddos in the moderate/severe autism program for the last several years. She’s been enriching the lives of special needs individuals for 21 years, three of those spent working with adults in group and day homes. Her passion for teaching kids and adults with special needs is evident to all who know her. I’ve seen first hand how instrumental she is in their lives. She recently began working as Emma’s in-home ABA program coordinator and therapist and in the very short time she’s worked with Emma, I’ve seen amazing strides which have given us tremendous hope for the future. Our family is so grateful for all Lois has done and how much she truly cares about our children! I know that I speak for many other families, too.
The battle that Lois has had to face her whole life is even more reason to admire her incredible faith, strength and compassion. She was born with Neurofibromatosis (NF), a genetic disease that causes tumors to grow along her nerve endings. These tumors can be painful and grow rapidly. Through the years, she’s had many of them removed with evasive surgery. She’s also done clinical trials of chemotherapy, which showed a great deal of success, however, once the trials ended, regrowth of the tumors began. Recently, she has been approved for a procedure, Electrodessication, which kills the tumors by the hundreds. Only two doctors in the country perform this procedure for patients with NF and fortunately, one of those doctors is here in LA. Insurance will pay for the surgery, but this particular surgical center is out of network and after negotiation with the center, she will have to pay $4,000 for each surgery (she will need 2 in the next 3 months). The surgery would decrease her pain and literally kill the tumors she has all over her body, arms and face. This is the only procedure currently that shows little to no regrowth. Destroying the tumors can also reduce the risk of developing cancer. Because she needs the payment ten days before surgery, the first payment is due February 10th. When she discovered that her insurance only covered a little over half, she had no idea how she could possibly pay for it. I’m hoping and praying that this will give her the funds she needs or at least help her significantly. Every little bit helps and this will dramatically change her life. And she certainly changes lives every single day.
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Hi everyone!! Lois is in need of a final surgery to remove the rest of the tumors that they weren't able to remove before due to the amount of them. She was so incredibly touched and appreciative to everyone who has helped her in this and it blesses me to have been a part of it. It has been life changing for her so far! I wanted to reshare with a new goal of what the final surgery will be out of pocket for her. Every little bit helps! Thank you and God bless you!
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Hi everyone! Thank you for visiting this page and taking the time and resources to contribute to the NF surgery fund for Lois! Her first surgery was very successful and she is so grateful and deeply touched by all the donations from so many friends and even complete strangers. Your generosity is so appreciated!! She has a final surgery coming up at the end of May and I'm hoping and praying that she will have the funds she needs. Any little bit helps! Thank you to all of you! I asked Lois to write a little note to share her experience:
Matt 21:22 says “If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer." For many years I prayed for healing , to be in less pain and to be able to have a much more normal life. I am thankful to say my first surgery was a huge success. I am in significantly less pain and feel so much better. I still have at least one more surgery that will take the majority of the external tumors away. It truly is a miracle, God has blessed me with the opportunity to have a life changing surgery that has and will continue to heal my body! - Lois Peters
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Hi everyone! I wanted to give an update and send out a huge THANK YOU for contributing to the NF surgery fund for Lois!! She has had her first surgery and is recovering nicely. The majority of the tumors that were covering the front of her body have been removed! Thank you so much to all who generously donated. Lois was incredibly touched by such an outpouring of love, prayers and support. Because of the great amount of tumors, the length of the surgery and the recovery time, her doctor has recommended that she wait until the summer to undergo the second procedure. We are over half way to the goal and every little bit helps so thank you again! Your generosity is deeply felt and life changing.
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$5,700 of $9,000 goal

Raised by 55 people in 30 months
Created January 25, 2017
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Raymundo T. Reynoso
14 months ago
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Christine Villalobos
14 months ago
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Lois, you are the epitome of kindness in this world. Danne and our entire family wish you a speedy recovery so you can have chicken and waffles with us soon. Love, love, love you!

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Cindy Feroleto
14 months ago
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CH
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Christina Hobkirk
14 months ago
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SS
$100
Susan Schrupp
27 months ago
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Good luck with reaching your goal. Small token for all you have done for us. We are thankful for your ongoing support Peters!

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Anonymous
27 months ago
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Cindy Feroleto
27 months ago
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Lynn States
27 months ago
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$150
Anonymous
29 months ago
$100
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29 months ago
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