My sister, Pam was recently diagnosed with Breast cancer. Sadly, not knowing she was ill, she took early retirement to stay home and help raise her three grandchildren who have lived with her all of their lives. She wanted to give her daughter in law an opportunity to have a career so that my great nephews and great niece could have a good life and be able to one day afford their own home.
My sister lost her husband to Colon Cancer on her 22nd wedding anniversary in 2003. She has struggled but managed to rebuild her life. My nephew was not so lucky. My nephew lost his home and Pam took him, his wife and babies into her home. Afterall, he is her youngest son. Sadly, after noticing a lot of changes in him and catching him in lie after lie she found out he was shooting heroin and kicked him out of the house. Pam vowed to protect what little family she had left and has been helping to raise her grandchildren ever since.
After a routine check up, it was discovered that she has Ductal Carcinoma in Situ, which is a form of Breast Cancer in the ducts of her left breast. She has had two surgeries already and now must have daily radiation treatments along with medications that she will have to take for the rest of her life. My sister pays for her own insurance but the out of pockets costs are mounting while still having to pay a mortgage along with everyday living expenses.
My sister is a good hearted person and has always helped others. Pam is the kind of person who will give even if she has to do without. I have always been able to count on her when times were rough and anyone that knows her will agree. Whether it is a few dollars , a hot meal or a roof over your head, she is there to help out. That is why I have started this go fund me account. My sister needs help now and I pray that this will ease some of her burden so she can concentrate on getting well not just for her grandchildren but for the rest of our family too.