My name is Sheri Diaz. I am 46, live in Spring, Texas, and have been working as a Medical Assistant for the past 3 years. I recently got the shock of my life with the diagnosis of cervical cancer. I went in for a routine pap smear and the results indicated that something wasn't right. About two weeks later, I went in and had a biopsy done and all three samples came back as having cancer cells in them. At first I felt devastated; my whole life seemed to be turning upside down. But I had to get it together and figure out my insurance and how I was going to be able to pay for treatment. I found out my insurance is preventative care only, and would not cover any of the treatment for cancer. I am in the process of adding a supplementary insurance plan, but I will still be paying out of pocket for the additional premium as well as a percentage of the treatment. I have scheduled my first appointment with the oncology gynecologist. The doctors want me to have a total hysterectomy as soon as possible, so it is imperative that I raise the money quickly. I won't know until after the surgery what further treatment will be needed.
I have my husband’s full support as I go through this struggle, but all of my other family live out of state so I don't really have family to go to appointments with me. My husband and I both work, but our income is limited. The money will help with transportation to and from medical appointments, medical treatment such as surgery, and medications, as well as living expenses because I will be out of work for a month or longer. Any help you can give is much appreciated.