Winners for the raffle were Vince Wos and Elizabeth Saldana! I've messaged both of you!
As most of you know, Mom (Kathleen Horton) was diagnosed with Stage IV Colorectal Cancer in March. This disease has spread extensively to her liver, pancreas, lungs, lymph nodes, esophagus, and pelvic bone. The town she lives in is VERY limited on oncology support so we were forced to find care outside of her city. We chose Dr. Aleda Toma in Shawnee which is 1 1/2 hours from her home. Her team has been AMAZING and we couldn't imagine seeking care elsewhere.
Mom has great insurance through Tricare that covers her medical needs. What she does not have is financial support for the travel needs. We have sought out assistance with this as the costs continue to mount. I work as much as I can, but hotels and car upkeep is getting expensive.
We are currently going to Shawnee every other week (Tuesday-Friday) and stay at the Holiday Inn Express under my hotel discount. At minimum, this is almost $1000 a month for hotel only.
Funds raised will be used for hotel stays, meals, gas, and other supplies not covered by insurance.
Update on Mom. She has developed a hernia next to her stoma and we are waiting to see if she will be referred for surgery for her tumor and do the hernia surgery at the same time. Her surgeon believes she will need surgery by the end of the year.
Thank you so much for the generous donations so far! We are very blessed to have such great people in our lives. Keep the prayers coming as we appreciate them as well. Mom has also received a "welcome home" from the kids on grandbabies school bus and flowers from the driver. It was a great way to welcome her back after being quarantined away from home for 2 weeks. Thank you again for your continued support. The current donations will cover the cost of one week's stay at our hotel and breathing room for us!
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