Please Help Lana Johnson

$3,930 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 43 people in 40 months
In June 2015 Lana Johnson’s doctors found a mass on her right ovary, after multiple test and blood work she was referred to a Gynecologic Oncologist for a consultation.  After more testing and blood work doctors could not say for sure what the mass was and decided surgery was necessary to remove the mass and to have it biopsied.  After undergoing a complete hysterectomy doctors informed Lana she had Stage 3 Ovarian Cancer that originated in the Fallopian Tubes, spread to both ovaries, lymph nodes, uterus and the pelvis.  Doctors removed everything during surgery but said that chemotherapy was needed to ensure that all of the cancer cells were gone.  Doctors then ordered a precautionary CT of Lana’s chest and abdomen and that is where they found additional lesions located on her liver and lymph node.   She then underwent a laparotomy to remove those lesions and to ensure there were no others which was a success and no others were found. 

Soon after Lana had an abdominal port surgically implanted to begin IP chemo.   Due to side effects and complications, Lana was at that point unable to work and lost her job. With bills pouring in, her two sons in High School and only 1 income, the financial struggle began for the entire family.  Lana applied for Social Security Disability and for whatever reason was denied.  Day after day Lana’s treatments worsened and they became unbearable to the point where doctors had to stop treatment.  At the same time due to the side effects from her treatment and complications Lana was hospitalized for 12 days at the beginning of the year with a staph infection, swelling in her feet, lower legs and abdomen.   Her cognitive abilities were diminished for days and the doctors were worried.  They decided to undergo yet another surgery to remove Lana’s chemo port and surgically implant 2 drains in her abdomen to help get rid of all the infection in her body.  

While home recovering from the hospital Lana and her family are faced with even more financial difficulties.  They are now facing eviction from their home, the electricity was turned off for a short time and the internet and TV service has been shut off. Meanwhile doctors have recently found a new chemotherapy treatment for Lana and her body seems to be handling it for the moment.  This new treatment is now causing uncontrollable shaking in her hands, muscle spasms, weakness and brain laps.  The day-to-day struggle for Lana, Dan and the boys is real and they can’t continue this road alone. 

Please find it in your heart to help support Lana and her family, no donation is too small and any amount is very much appreciated.

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Due to your donations, Lana and her family have found a less expensive place to live and signed the lease Friday. This would not have happened if not for the generosity and kindness of each one of you. They wouldn’t have even been able to pay the security deposit without your donations. Lana wanted each of you to know how grateful she is in her own words.

“I can't begin to express the depth of my gratitude for each one of you and your outpourings of love. Whether it's your monetary donations, treating me to a pedicure, treating me to lunch, taking my kids for the night so they can just be teenagers or sitting with me at chemo just to name a few. I am truly grateful for each and every one of you. Thank you for everything you have unselfishly given to us. I will be forever thankful. I love you all.”

Please continue to pray for Lana and her family as her fight is still a fight each and every day. They are in need of your support, prayers, love and any donation you can give. No donation is too small as this family struggles on every level every day, please try your best to support the Johnson family any way you can.
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$3,930 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 43 people in 40 months
Created April 15, 2016
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LM
$50
Luther Malone
38 months ago
$100
Anonymous
38 months ago
GB
$100
Gina (Grazia's Sister) Baran
38 months ago

Love you Lana! You are in our prayers every day.

MJ
$100
Mike & Grazia Johnson
38 months ago

God Bless....prayers always

$50
Anonymous
39 months ago
WT
$100
Wendy Tyler
39 months ago
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you're > your cancer

LK
$25
Laura Keith
39 months ago
1
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I know how special you are to people, especially my sister-in-law Lynette. To be able to touch so many hearts even in your most desperate of times, make you a angel on earth.

KW
$100
Kendra Wolfe
39 months ago
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MT
$25
Monet Trail
40 months ago
1
1
WL
$100
Wes Leupen
40 months ago
1
1
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