Help A Struggling English Teacher in Japan Have Myoma/Fibroids Surgery

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    raised of ¥659,545.00 goal
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24 Donors
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Hello, I’m Kathryn Sayuri. I’m going tell you about my best friend of 1 years, Vanessa. Vanessa came to Japan in 2012 to fulfill her dream of teaching English in Japan. After studying Japanese and English Literature at University, Vanessa dreamed of teaching Japan and being a writer on the side.

Now 10 years later She taught kindergarten, elementary school, Junior High School and Adult conversation and still loves her job. Vanessa was very active and really enjoyed after school activities with her students. She even sprained her ankle playing jump rope but didn’t let it stop her from doing sports.
She played tennis and did cheerleading with her students but about around two years ago, she noticed her energy levels were depleting at a much faster rate than usual. She eventually had to stop joining her students which hurt her very much. She didn’t know she very sick until the summer of 2020 when she passed out walking upstairs.

Everything changed after that. Her energy started to deplete more and more as the months went by. Until she could ignore it no longer. She was admitted to hospital in July of 2021. After numerous tests, she was diagnosed with Uterine Fibroids.

(Fibroids are non-cancerous growths that develop in or around the womb (uterus). The growths are made up of muscle and fibrous tissue, and vary in size. They're sometimes known as uterine myomas or leiomyomas.) Credit Google

While many women don’t experience symptoms, Vanessa was the opposite. Because her fibroids were large and in the dozens, she experienced severe anemia, stomach cramps and exhaustion. Her course of treatment was four bags of blood in the form of a transfusion. But that was only the start. The doctors recommended that the fibroids be removed as soon as possible by surgery. But her anemia makes that impossible. So was prescribed iron supplements and birth control pills to stop her losing so much blood on a monthly basis. Once her iron levels are strong, (the doctor believes it will take 3 to 4 months) he will perform the surgery known as a Myomectomy. It’s an expensive surgery that will require Vanessa to take up to 6 weeks off of work to recover from. She lives in a small loft where she has to walk up three flights of stairs. To make matters worse, she has no family in Japan to take of her and she unmarried.

A humble self published author and English teacher, she can’t afford the surgery. She can hardly afford the medication which cost 10,000 yen a month. The cost of her blood transfusion, Covid testing and room at the hospital in July came up to 360,000 yen which is more than Vanessa makes in a month. Her surgery will cost double that and Japanese National Health Insurance won’t cover all of it.

As her best friend, I am asking that you help her anyway you can. Her birthday and her surgery will be around the same time but because of Covid Restrictions and financial problems, I nor any of her family will be able to attend the surgery. Any small contribution will help. Everyone who donates will be updated weekly on her progress and recovery after surgery.

I included photos of her life, traveling, going to Disneyland, Universal studios and her small apartment.

If you’re interested in learn About her self published books, she writes under the pseudonym Vivienne Saint Louis.

Thank you so much for your time.


Kathryn S.N.






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Organizer

  • Vanessa Michelle Roberson

Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 30, 2022
  • This donation is on behalf of Edmund W. Hoff. Ed asked me to donate his first royalties from a book we worked to together. He worked with Vanessa on WCS.

¥6000.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 25, 2022
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  • Tammy Timothy
  • Donated on Mar 14, 2022
  • Good luck with your surgery. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

¥3500.00
Mar 22

Successful Surgery and Rocky Recovery

Update posted by Vanessa Michelle Roberson at 07:05 am

So, I had surgery if you days ago. And the first day after the surgery was so horrible I can only scarcely recall it. The pain was unbearable I kept slipping in and out of consciousness and there are times when the pressure in my chest was so hard that. . . . .

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Mar 17

Checked in to the Hospital

Update posted by Vanessa Michelle Roberson at 10:27 am

this is my room. I had some trouble checking in. This hospital required me to make a huge deposit when I got here. If it weren’t for your donations…I wouldn’t have made it through the doors. I honestly couldn’t have done any of this with our you all. You helped

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Mar 08

Check Up

Update posted by Vanessa Michelle Roberson at 09:14 am

Hello everyone thank you so much for the recent done I really appreciate it. I finally got to see the results of the echocardiogram. And my heart is completely healthy and I should not worry about my hard during the surgery. I’ve met so many nice people through this campaign.. . . . .

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Feb 27

New Surgery Date!

Update posted by Vanessa Michelle Roberson at 08:16 am

HelloI apologise for the silence of the past week. I did not want to update until I got all the information I needed.I saw my doctor yesterday.But before yesterday, I got Covid-19 from someone at work, and because of that my surgery date was postponed.I saw my cardiologist yesterday and. . . . .

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Feb 08

Charity Stream

Update posted by Vanessa Michelle Roberson at 06:41 am

Hello everyone,My surgery is next week. I’m trying to keep it together.Some nice people shared my link and I’m having a charity stream on Twitch this Friday!Twitch.tv/chobiin Please check it out ~ Take care and be safe.

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Jan 30

I love People!

Update posted by Vanessa Michelle Roberson at 07:24 am

Hello I received my first few donations over the past fees days after I had given up hope that anyone would help me. Even the 500 yen helps me. Thanks so much to everyone who donated this weekend. You have given me strength to keep going. I will never forget

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Jan 28

Struggling

Update posted by Vanessa Michelle Roberson at 03:23 am

Hello everyone I’ve not had the best time collecting funds for my surgery. Yesterday I met with the anesthesiologist and I needed a document to make sure I get compensated for the time I will be in the hospital and I needed to pay 4,000 yen for it. Unfortunately they. . . . .

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24 donors
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 30, 2022
  • This donation is on behalf of Edmund W. Hoff. Ed asked me to donate his first royalties from a book we worked to together. He worked with Vanessa on WCS.

¥6000.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 25, 2022
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  • Tammy Timothy
  • Donated on Mar 14, 2022
  • Good luck with your surgery. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

¥3500.00
  • Guest
  • Donated on Mar 11, 2022
¥8000.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 10, 2022
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  • Guest
  • Donated on Mar 09, 2022
¥2020.00
  • Guest
  • Donated on Mar 09, 2022
  • Our father in heaven. Hollowed be thy name. We know you are Jehovah Rapha. You said we should cast our cares on you so we come. I pray for supernatural healing for your daughter. Provide for her in ways we couldn’t imagine to ask. Cause your peace to rest on her and rule her heart. Let her know that you, the God of all flesh is with her. Do exceedingly abundant above that which we could ask in the name of Jesus Christ, your son. Amen.

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  • Fenix D’Joan
  • Donated on Mar 08, 2022
¥2500.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 08, 2022
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  • Lauryn Hassan
  • Donated on Mar 07, 2022
¥2000.00
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