About Me: hello there my name is Gloria. I am a 31 year old mother of two children and step mother to three more. I am married and have been for almost two years. I am a licensed massage therapist, but up untill recently have been working at a local fast food establishment.
I am here on this site asking for help because I have just had the scare of my life. About three weeks ago I was told that there was a 99% chance that I have cancer. I found a very large tumor in my right leg that had engulfed my sciatic nerve. My Dr. told me that I have to have the tumor and sciatic nerve removed. I was told I would lose all feeling and function in my ankle. I would be able to eventually walk again but would need to wear a brace for the rest of my life. All this was devastating to me. I lost my mother to cancer when I was only sixteen years old.
I tried to stay positive. My family and I were clinging to that 1% chance that I did not have cancer. I prayed to god and asked him to give me the strength to fight and beat this cancer. The image of me as a young girl holding my own mothers hand as she took her final breath and lost her battle to cancer, continued to flash in front of my eyes. I feared that my own children would go through the same experience with me.
I had surgery on May 1st, 2014 in Denver Colorado to remove my tumor. I did my best to prepare myself for this long and horrific battle. When I got done with surgery and finally woke up, I was told that the surgery went great. I was informed by my doctor that she was able to manipulate the tumor away from my sciatic nerve, and that I should not loose any feeling in my ankle. My Dr. proceeded to tell me that after a preliminary test of the tumor, it is showing no signs of cancer, but I do have over active cells and they will do a biopsy of the entire tumor. As you can imagine I was floored by this great news. I can only thank god for anwsering my prayers in this difficult situation.
The reason I am on here today asking for your help is beause I had to take a temporary medical leave of absence. I will be out of work recovering for a few months. As we all know, that just because tragedy falls in our laps, it does not mean that our bills stop coming. You might ask where my husband is, unfortunatly he is currently in prison for bad decisions he has made. I was managing just fine barely making ends meet untill this chain of events. I am overjoyed with the news that I do not have cancer, however the doctors still do not know what kind of tumor this is or what the over active cells mean and I now have the added stress of worrying about how I am gonna pay my bills.
What Your Donations Will Be Used For:
I am tryng to raise money for three things. I would like to raise enough money to pay my bills for hopefully six months. I have only a few bills like gas/electric, car insurance, rent and student loans. I have no credit card debt and would like to keep it that way. Six months would releive me of the stress and worry over bills while I am recovering. Plus it would give me a little leeway when I am able to return to work.
Then I would like to raise enough money to help me with daily living expences. The every day simple things like gas for my car. toiletries, food, and medicine, and any other unexpected costs.
And the last thing is as important to me as the first two. Before this whole situation happened to me, I had been planning on taking my children on our very first family vacation. It was nothing fancy but I had managed to scrimp and save enough money to go on a week long trip around Colorado. Something my children and I have never had the oppertunity to do together. After my medical diagnosis three weeks ago, I have spent most of the money I had saved. I would love to have the chance to still take that vacation when I am all healed.
Why Should You Help:
I am asking that you extend a helping hand. The last few weeks have been an emotional roller coaster for me. I have always tried to help out in any capicity. I do not have very much money but will give anyone my last penny. I am a very loving and proud wife, mother and friend. Even though you might not know me, I am asking that you find it in your heart to lend a hand. I can give you my word that all donations will be used responsibly. All donations no matter how big or small will be greatly appreciated and will help me out tremendously.
I would like to thank you for taking the time to read about me and my recent srtuggles. My family and I thank you for your donation and we wish you and your family all the happiness in the world. May God bless you all.