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This fundraiser ended on 07/31/12

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This is a fundraiser to raise funding for Joyce's current medical bills and travel cost to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota.

Hello friends and loved ones. We the family of Joyce Zubia, have created a fund raiser to assist in her medical funding for her trip to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and existing medical expenses. We have all come to see the mounting medical debt of continuous specialists; practicioners, procedures and surgeries associated with her conditions. She currently has degenerative disc disease; and needs surgery on both her knees to place her knee caps back into place. She also has neuropathy which is requiring the trip to the Mayo Clinic. Neuropathy, in short, is a debilitating nerve condition that has multiple symptons leading doctors in different avenues of treatment. Thus far, after many surgeries, no positive results. We are hoping this trip will allow the specialist to find the exact nerves (sensory, motor, or periferral) that are damaged. Her current neurologist, thinks it might be "small fiber neuropathy". I am very aware most of us live with pain; the pain she deals with daily is a hidden sort of pain unable to be quenched with non-medicinal ways. Imagine as a fire courses through your veins from the moment of awake; to time of sleep. Then once again after pain releivers fade during the night. She will also at some point and time need to have her L5 fused as well. We recently were informed that her C-3 through C-6 are also buldging. She remains in an uplifting spirit and continues to try and help others who are in need of help. Typically finding single mother's to help during the holiday season and times others walk away. We feel she deserves this chance to recieve back some of the generosity she has given to others. She worked in the nursing field for over 30 years and it has taken a perpetually deteriorating toll on her body. Please consider the time and care that she took with thousands during their most vulnerable and painful times of thier lives and with several as they saw her face for their last moments. Some quite possibly were family and friends of yours or someone you may know. The trip to the Mayo Clinic donation, will help cover the cost of travel, lodging and food for 7 to 10 business days. The Mayo Clinic requires that length of time to conduct their battery of tests and possible treatments. Another requirement is lodging no more than 10 minutes from the clinic. She will be going solo, as her husband does not want take from any donations. He will remain searching, like many, for ongoing employment. The remaining donations would be used in battling the mountain of medical expenses from immediate and recent procedures. Please consider your health being taken from you in painful pieces over a few years, and trying to be humble to ask for assistance from friends and loved ones.
Please donate to such a deserving woman; a wife, mother, and grandmother. We love her so very much. Thank you!
The Zubia Family.
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