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Supporting Virginia, Cancer Treatment Fund

Organized by: Kathleen Croghan

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Update
May 17, 2017

Several weeks ago Virginia had an emergency Hysterectomy she is struggling and could use your prayer and financial suport as she continues treatment. See More

THE STORY:

Life has not been easy for Virginia; she has fought chronic pain for over 25 years and is currently on disability. She was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in December 2015; had surgery and began chemo which was cut short due to complications. She is scheduled to receive more surgery and Radiation. Virginia has jaw pain and difficulty swallowing, it became worse during Chemo so a friend took her to a specialist and he diagnosed her with severe TMJ. He discovered she has a dislocated jaw and torn cartilage due to the condition. Sadly she doesn’t have dental insurance. Her doctors also suspect she has Lyme disease, making life even more stressful. Virginia cared for her mother, a Polio survivor, for over 20 years and lived with her in “temporary housing” for the last 12 years of her mom’s life. They were forced to leave their home due to airborne Black mold brought on by faulty workmanship when their home was made handicapped accessible. It was dangerous to their health to return home, insurance failed them and they were left with much loss, heartache, and debt. In spite of hardships she and her mom maintained unwavering faith serving those around them. Virginia began couponing to stretch their budget and was so successful they were able to make donations to their local food bank. An unexpected blessing arose in 2008 when they took in a mother and her child going through a difficult time. Virginia was made the legal guardian of the child who is now 10 and the light of her life. She often says “God blessed me with a gift I didn’t know I needed.” Not long after her mother’s death their landlord was foreclosed on forcing Virginia once again into temporary housing until they found an affordable home in their college town. This is just a portion of her story, this family has been through more than most of us can imagine. Virginia has a joyful spirit and sense of humor, always finding the silver lining. She encourages those around her while quietly serving her community and has inspired her daughter to do the same (she collects and gives blankets to the homeless with friends). Their deep faith has sustained them throughout life’s challenges. The future is unknown; Virginia’s struggle with chronic illness and her inability to take many medications due to severe side effects has left her in a vulnerable position. She doesn’t have family to lean on and is thankful for those who have helped but realizes more support is needed. She is not comfortable asking for help therefore I am setting up this fundraiser on her behalf. All your donations will go to defray the staggering costs of medical expenses not covered by insurance. Co pays to see a functional medicine physician, partial reconstruction, TMJ treatment out of state, supplements, special diet, and transportation and so on. I am also hoping for a bit extra so they can go on a much needed vacation. Thank you for reading Virginia’s story, I realize it is long but felt compelled to share with you a small part of her life. I am reaching out to those willing to help her thus relieving some of the insurmountable stress she is going through and help her have a better quality of life as she fights this horrible disease. Can you please help my friend do everything she can to insure she is here to watch her beautiful daughter grow up? Feel free to share this story with your family and friends no amount of support is too small. Thank you. Kathleen

$2,700

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Rachel McClure Smith

    $500

  • Angela VanDeHey

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Rebecca Feller

    $100

  • Lucy Owsley

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Love you vir!

    $165

  • Deborah Gimble Kimball

    $25

  • Megan, Matt, & AJ

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Stephanie Lind

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • A friend who cares

    $500

  • Drena Bowerman

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $250

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Organized by

Kathleen Croghan

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $250

Love you Virgi! 1 year ago

Drena Bowerman

Drena Bowerman

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

A friend who cares

A friend who cares

DONATION: $500

Hang in there Virgi 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $500

1 year ago

Stephanie Lind

Stephanie Lind

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

Sending Prayers 2 years ago

Megan, Matt, & AJ

Megan, Matt, & AJ

2 years ago

Deborah Gimble Kimball

Deborah Gimble Kimball

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Love you vir!

Love you vir!

DONATION: $165

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

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