**IMPORTANT PLEASE READ**
This is me, my mom and my sister last Christmas.
My mom, after having dropped 20 pounds in a few weeks, was diagnosed with lung cancer this April and she is currently in stage 3. She has never smoked a day in her life, but her right lung is now covered with a tumor the size of a baseball. The cancer (which the doctors’ are still unsure of what type it is), is very aggressive and has started to spread to her lymph and a small part of her brain.
And because of many complications and the lack of urgency in the healthcare field in Oklahoma, we decided to move her to California for treatment (where all of our family lives). She has had to get 2 biopsies, 2 MRIs, 2 CT scans, and a PET scan and the chemo and radiation treatment hasn’t even started yet.
We live off a very small income by running a convenient store that my dad and my mom have owned and worked at for 18 years. It doesn’t make a lot of money, and with all of these bills, it will probably put us in debt for the rest of our lives. I am still in school and my sister is a school teacher, but even with her added income, it isn’t going to be enough to cover the overwhelming amount of bills we are starting to see.
Being my mother’s daughter, I have a hard time asking for any help, but this is something I feel I need to do. I am asking you, my wonderful followers and friends, the people of tumblr to signal boost this or donate. I appreciate any help, even just something small like spreading the word.
edit: my mom is doing a lot better and got accepted onto clinical trials, so our financial burdens are a lot less than we expected! my mom asked us to take off the donation page so other people can be helped