If that wasn't bad enough, her life changed yet again when she was terminated from her job as a result of her diagnosis and plan of care treatments.
She needs our help with the mounting medical expenses and prescriptions, as well as day to day living expenses. With all she is going through, the last thing she needs to worry about is paying her bills.
Elisa received radiation treatments 5 days/week for 6 weeks and chemo once a week which rendered her unable to work due to complications. Near the end of her radiation treatments, her esophagus was so raw, inflamed and painful that she was unable to eat or drink for almost 5 weeks. Swallowing was impossible for her to the extent that the saliva going down was excruciating.
She received IV fluids 3 times a week to keep her going.
She just underwent an 8 hour surgery to remove the entire esophagus, a portion of the stomach and 18 lymph nodes! We were told that her road to recovery will be a long and painful one.
Elisa has been through alot in her 63 years.
- She was told she would not walk again if she survived when she was diagnosed with polio at the age of 7. She not only survived, but she walked!
- She, on two separate occasions had open heart surgery to replace one valve each. She wasn't expected to thrive, but she did!
- She had a brain aneurysm causing her to black out. Her vision was impaired due to the accumulation of blood and inflammation; she wasn't expected to survive, but she did! Her vision was restored, as well.
Elisa is very strong because her faith in God is strong. He has saved her life many times over! She loves life and is fighting like a champion! She believes that God has an amazing plan for her life.
CLEARLY, ELISA'S FINANCIAL NEEDS ARE CONSIDERABLE! WE ALSO INVITE YOU TO PRAY FOR CONTINUED HEALING, STRENGTH AND PEACE~Elisa has the most beautiful smile. Help to put that smile back on her face~Please note: The YouCaring Web site DOES NOT take any portion of the donations.
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THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND GOD BLESS~