Heal Erica Coleman
Organized by: Her Loving Family
Who am I? Why would you want to help save my life? My sister would say I am stubborn. My brothers might say I am sweet. But it is not what other say that is important. My name is Erica, I am 26 years old and I am a single mother recently diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma.
When I was young I aspired to great things. I wanted to be a doctor, or teacher. I wanted to save the world and see the world. Before I could reach my aspirations god reached down and he offered me something more. My beautiful baby boy. I was young and I admit I made some mistakes. All I have ever wanted to do was to make his world perfect. Every job I have ever held, from dairy queen to bartender has been for him.
All of my goals, everything I ever wanted suddenly became his happiness. This has not changed and it never will. I would like to think I am a good person. I make mistakes. I have had losses and I have struggled for everything I ever had. I grew in a single family home and I watched my mother struggle every day. I fear, more than anything, my son watching me fade away. If I could have one wish, one aspiration, one goal that I will fight for...It is that I will beat this for him. I have an amazing emotional support network. Family and friends that care. Already I fear burdening them and yet there is no way I can afford the treatments I will need to fight this.
Jason, my son, is eight years old. He is beautiful and brilliant and I know some day he will reach all of the goals that I had once set for myself.
I don't want him to lose his mother, He has already lost his father.
I write this in a plea. I write this because I must. I don't know what, of me you wish to know. I am a caring woman. I struggle, I laugh, I work 40 plus hours a week as a bartender. I don't have much but I am okay with that. My world is in the eyes of my baby boy anyway. What more do I need? #healerica