Dory, I am so sorry. I never saw your post above. Thank you so much for caring! Her last scan was late January and the news was not good. Progression to the spine, liver, hips and brain. She is undergoing a revised treatment plan in a effort to save her life. Her immune system function is very low and so far nothing has slowed the cancer growth down.
She can't work at all and her only income right now is Social Security Disability. We have done a couple of fundraisers for her and have raised a good amount with GoFundMe. But with her living expenses and non covered treatment expenses, we have only a few months of cushion.
I have left my employment and am going out to Santa Monica in a couple of weeks to be part of the care giving team for her along with her mom(we have been divorced for over 20 years) and my 2 other daughters. My wife and I are selling our home to free up cash to continue to support her.
This whole thing over the last 1.5 years has been both emotionally crushing and the financial stress in just an additional component.
She is a beautiful and talented young woman. She and her musical duo partner came back from a week of gigs at SXSW in Austin where they played to great reviews. She is still fairly high functioning and to see her, you would never know she has this devastating illness. The thought that we could lose her is heartbreaking. We hope, pray and search daily for the key to getting her on the road to recovery.
So sorry for the heaviness of this update but this is what our life is right now. Should anyone want to offer support or any other form of help, feel free to PM me. Again, thanks for caring.
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