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This fundraiser ended on 10/15/12

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The relief for Peggy fund will be used to pay medical debt, buy better medical equipment and transportation,and pay off past due living cost

My loving mother Peggy has endured so much in the last few years. She is a two time cancer survivor and lived through a stroke as well.

Her 1st battle begun in 2005 when she was diagnosed with throat cancer. She underwent 30 treatments with radiation that caused scar tissue in her throat that had to be surgically removed with 2 surgeries. The cancer was gone but the damage to her throat resulted in her unable to speak any louder than a whisper and many foods, pills, etc she can no longer swallow.

In 2009 she fell and broke her left hip and then not long after that she suffered a stroke. Her left leg is now a half inch shorter than her right and she walks with the assistance of a walker. The stroke did damage to her memory and some cognitive function and physically she has trouble with fine motor control in her right hand. We feel blessed…it could have been far worse.

While going to all of these doctors treating the hip and the stoke a chest X-ray revealed a mass in her left lung which was later determined to be cancer. The decision was made to take out the whole lung so that’s what was done. She came through yet another surgery like a trooper. The cancer was gone once again but again there are lasting effects with medical equipment, breathing meds and more things she was/is in need of to have the quality of life she deserves.

As if that wasn’t enough….she was complaining about pain in her left eye just a few months ago so we went to the eye doctor and he found that there was damage to her optic nerve and she was now blind in that eye. We have to go back to the eye doctor now every couple of months to make sure a new nerve doesn’t start growing and she has to use expensive eye drops for the rest of her life.

We are a proud family and didn’t ask for any help through it all but now we have gotten more bad news…her son, my brother has been diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer and a new battle begins. It is a hard thing for me to admit but we can not do this alone this time. We have so much medical debt and ongoing medical expenses with equipment and prescriptions for her so I just don’t know how to add the coming expenses it is going to take to give him the hope of life. Please help us relieve some of the past debt this nasty thing called cancer has given us so we can give our all to our new battle to save him from it.

I was referred to this site by the American Cancer Society so I would like to first thank them. And thanks to you all in advance for reading this and considering lending your assistance. Anything you can spare will help us greatly. We are lucky to have people like you in our world. Thank You

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