Kenna's cf climb
Organized by: Anna Taylor
Over half of our year has already been spent in the hospital. Resulting in rising costs of travel, food, lodging away from home. This has resulted in time away from my children and not being able to afford traveling to and from home to hospital just to be able to see my other children. Expenses are so high and so many things that Kenna needs are not covered by insurance. Even just getting the gas money so that her siblings can come to visit has been a challenge. Also trying to keep her nutritional needs up has had a tremendous affect on the whole family. It has been such a struggle to keep food and supplies and transportation supplied adequately. This has finally taken a toll on my relationship with my other children and resulted in the separation of a 22 yr marriage. The stress is tremendous on us all. I try not to let Kenna know about the financial struggles I am going through. I just try not to let her know so that she does not carry the stress or burden and can solely focus on getting better so that she can get back to her own house and be with her family once again. Any amount that can be raised will go straight to helping Kenna and for her to be able to come home and be able to have all the necessary food and day to day needs that come with this horrible illness. More than anything is for her family to be able to travel to see her and when we get home to be able to take care of her the way she deserves to be. Without her feeling guilt of thinking she is a burden to any of us. Anything contributed will go directly to the care of my daughter . And anything will be so greatly appreciated and needed to properly care for her, whether it be providing the extra food she desperately needs to just maintain her small frame of 80 pounds or money to be able to get her to and from her many doctor's visits. Any amount will be so appreciated and will never be taken for granted. Her over all health depends on the massive intake of calories she needs to consume everyday just to keep her at 80 pounds. The hospital did a metabolism test on her and for her to gain weight it is way over 4,000 calories a day. I have stressed so much over this as to how I will be able to survive and still take care of her other two sisters. I love her and will not give up the fight to try everything in my power to help her.