NF Surgery Fund to help Lois
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.
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