Family & Friends of Pearsidia (Graham) May:
As we all adjust to the devastating news that our Mom, Granny, Memaw, GG, Sister, Aunt & Friend, Pat is facing a fight with pancreatic cancer, you may wonder what you can do.
I hope that everyone gets the opportunity to visit, call and send your love & prayers, which are so important to this fight! If you would like to make a monetary donation, that too would ease the stress of this whole situation!
As you know, she is going to Tampa on a regular basis to get treatment and tests performed at Moffitt Cancer Center, which is a renouned facility where we can be certain she is in good hands. However, she and Mom (Carla) are traveling there on a weekly basis...about 2 hours from home. Sometimes it is only for a day, but there are times that overnight is necessary, which means paying for a hotel, eating, and everything that goes with being out of your element. While I feel that we are so blessed that Carla is not working and is available to take care of all of the calling, coordinating, driving and managing, I know it is not cheap.
I know that she has used up much of her hard earned retirement savings since Sophia was born and she selflessly moved her life to the panhandle to take care of us when we needed her so much...she has continued to give of her money, time, home and anything else that she can help others with...especially for her mother. She has handled Dr. bills, medications and other expenses that a fixed income does not cover. She has opened her home to those who vacationed in Florida, she has been an amazing landlord for her family tenents.
Over the past few months, she has began taking odd jobs cleaning houses, pet-sitting, cooking for elderly or ill friends and neighbors, running errands, etc to earn supplemental income while being able to have the flexibility to care for Granny since she first became sick in January...little did we know it would turn into the long fight and ultimate diagnosis that we've recently learned.
We all know that she cannot sustain this for the long term and I am dedicating myself to helping raise and give money when I can to help defer the cost of all of the additional expenses that she will no doubt, quietly accept. I have no doubt that she will work her tail off or give up anything she can live without to see that her mother has everything she needs...I've never known a stronger willed, more determined and hardworking woman as my amazing mom!
Please follow this free fundraiser campaign for updates on Pat's condition & any amount that you have on your heart to donate (big or small) is so graciously and humbly accepted.