Ligia's Last Wishes
Organized by: LuzMarina Serrano
My mother has been diagnosed previously with stage 4 stomach cancer, and despite her incredible fight and survival during that time and being in remission for two years, her cancer has returned with intensity. Ligia, my mother, has been given a very short time frame with which to make preparations for end of life care and therefore I am reaching out to my community for support during this time.
Due to the the impact of the previous treatment in addition to her age, she is unable to undergo the chemotherapy and radiation that she was able to during her last fight. We as a family have looked into alternative treatments that will allow her the best quality of life she can experience during this time. We have found a holistic cancer treatment center in Mexico that will allow her to be cared for without the use of chemotherapy and radiation. As her daughter I see this option as more than a physical care plan, but as an opportunity for her to receive care emotionally and spiritually as well. It is what she has requested and we are hoping to make this possible as a family for her. In addition I will be traveling with her to aid in her treatment.
We are hopeful that she will be able to begin treatment there this September 2014, and all funds raised through this fundraiser will go directly to her care.
I want to thank you all for being such a present and supportive force throughout this whole process.