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Funds needed for bills and travel while undergoing chemo treatment at Tennessee Oncology for chronic Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

The road of life has been quite difficult for Sally.

Her mother died of leukemia in 1978 when she was just 2 months old. Her father who was a PTSD Vietnam vet married a woman out of convenience to care for his new baby. The woman and her teenage son were brutal abusers. By the time her father died and she became a ward of the state of Montana in her early teens, she had suffered bloody violence, mental atrocities, and sexual abuses that scar her mind and body to this day.

Sally married her husband in 1997. They have been together for 18 years and have four wonderful children together ages 10, 11, 14, and 16. In 2010 while living in Nashville they lost their home to a major 500 year flood. They did not have flood insurance. The family was homeless for over 6 months and had to start over from scratch. When they finally did get a home, they lived in it unfurnished for nearly a full year.

In 2011 Sally's husband became disabled and was in decline both physically and mentally. His ability to earn was no longer possible in 2013. Her husbands disability case with social security has reached the court stage. It will be several months to a year before a determination is rendered. As a result Sally has been the sole support and income for the past two years. With all the difficulty over the years, Sally has continually put one foot in front of the other and gone on anyway. Persevering in the face of adversity Sally has been a dedicated home school Mom. Caring for both her husband and children. Sally enjoys reading and writing. You can have a look at some of her work and reviews here

Since Sally became ill in February this year, life has been on hold. She has been through transfusions, infusions, biopsy, and horrible reactions to steroids. The family has no income. In March 2015 she spent more time at the doctor or in the hospital than at home. They are calling it a rare blood disorder. The pain level and swelling have been unbearable. Her Oncologist has ordered her not to work for at least two months pending the results of treatment. She starts chemo on Monday April 13th 2015.

There are no savings and very little extended family that can help. Keeping the family afloat through this trying time will take financial assistance.

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