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Fight For Kathleen
Oct 3, 2016 Latest post:
Dec 16, 2016
Two years ago, Kathleen’s life of service was put on hold: after nearly three months of extreme illness and doctors’ visits, an MRI uncovered a brain tumor the size of a baseball. She was quickly admitted to KU Medical Center, where the brain tumor was removed. Kathleen was slowly able to resume work and her life of service, but had amassed many medical bills. She never publicly requested aid from others, but rather launched a #PracticeGratitude campaign to encourage others to find joy in the midst of difficult times.
However, two months ago, during a routine follow-up appointment, her doctors discovered that not only had her tumor grown, but it now required more aggressive treatment. After seeking a second opinion at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, doctors from both MD Anderson and KU Med Center were in consensus, that not only is another brain surgery in order, but it must be followed up by six weeks of Radiation and Chemo treatment concurrently, with then an additional year of Chemotherapy. The surgery is tentatively set for October 3rd. While she approaches this with faith and confidence, there are still looming issues.
With the new medical treatment required, as well as previous bills and care, Kathleen and her family will be challenged inoffsetting the high cost of long-term care during her medical leave from work and recovery. Your donation of any amount, whether $1000, $500, $100, or even $10, will go directly to Kathleen and her family for use toward medical expenses and aid. Kathleen’s a kind and caring person who hasn’t asked for help, instead choosing to serve. We’re launching this campaign to serve someone who loves others so well. Just as she will #PracticeGratitude in this season, we hope to #PracticeGratitudeand #FightForKathleen!
In addition to your generous contribution, please also pray for Kathleen and her family, and do take a moment to share this campaign.