Help for Lenny
Organized by: Laura Felton
It is with a heavy heart that I share this story about our beloved Lenny. Many of you know how special Lenny is to our family and how she is truly loved like another Mother to our children. Lenny came to this country when Jessica was only a month old and was here for 13 years. She came to the US in order to provide for her family in a way she couldn’t do back in Honduras. You see, shortly after Lenny had her 5th child, her husband left her and she was suddenly the sole financial provider for their 5 kids (ages 10, 7, 4, 2 and 1). Selflessly she left her children in loving hands with her parents and came to work in the US. Her intentions were to stay here just long enough in order to provide the best life possible for her family. She did exactly that. After 13 years she knew she had earned enough money to help all 5 of her kids go to college and have a chance at a life she didn’t have. (She dropped out of school at 15 to get married and start her family.)
Needless to say we were so sad to see her go, but happy for her that she would be back with her family and a part of their day-to-day lives again. She missed so much of her own kids growing up! She returned home, started her own business and was enjoying life as Mother and Grandmother, until she got the news…
She just found out she has advanced ovarian cancer and her Doctor recommended she have a hysterectomy immediately followed by an aggressive treatment plan combining radiation with chemotherapy. The government will pay for her treatment, but the only catch is the wait list for the free clinic is about 4-5 months long. Needless to say, she doesn’t have the luxury of waiting that long, nor the finances to pay for the much needed solution provided by the private Doctor.
So many of my friends and family got to know and love Lenny over the years as part of our family. Please consider making a donation to help her with the costs of her surgery and treatment. Any amount will help. To put it in perspective, at her current earning level, she would have to work about 10 years to pay for her immediate medical needs. This is the time of year we all look to make a difference in someone else’s life. Please consider Lenny as you make these giving decisions. She is so deserving of any love and care you can offer.