thanks to the generousity of my friends and the youcaring family, we were able to raise enough money to go see my father and witness him pull out of a coma brought on by liver and kidney failure. medication has allowed his health issues to stabilize, but now my mother, his caretaker, has been diagnosed with uterine cancer.
doctors found a tumor in her uterus the size of a grapefruit. the good news, if you can call it that, is that a hysterectomy, which she is scheduled for octover 24th, is stage 2 and isnt considered fatal. doctors are fairly certain that the cancer hasnt spread and that she should recover.
however, my parents limited state run health care still requires her to pay $1100 out of pocket, which is money that she doesnt have. to add insult to injury, my mother recently had to have all her teeth removed and needs to pay $1500 to be fitted for dentures.
i am asking anyone who can empathize and who can give to donate whatever they can to ensure that my parents, who between the two live on about $1000 a month from my mother's disability income, dont sink farther in the hole financially.
we have nver had a lot of money, and as many in our situation can attest, saving money for a rainy day was a luxury my parents could ill afford. my parents rely on social security disability and texas' carelink healthcare system to survive and care for their basic healthcare needs.
every penny you donate will go directly to my parents and my mothers healthcare needs. our other concern is that my mother, who will take anywhere from six weeks to six months to recover from this surgery, will not be able to adequately care for my father, who still struggles in the aftermath of his systematic liver and kidney failure.
the great news is that, because of your previous generousity, my girlfriend and i were able to see my father and spend a few weeks with him which, i hope, has helped him to recover to the point where he is getting stronger everyday. and so, id like to ask you humbly to please help us in this trying time to ensure that my mother isnt stuck with medical bills she will never be able to pay and that could put a dent in her finances.
and while shes slated for surgery thursday, octover 24th, our hope is to raise enough to wipe out her debt by the end of november 2013.
please donate today and share this story with everyone you know in the hopes that others can donate today.