Your support and words of hope and encouragement are appreciated. Just to clarify, a donation to CaringBridge (while a wonderful thing to do as the site needs support) does *NOT* go to the Joslin family to help with their medical costs.
In mid-September, Lela began having stomach problems. In late October 2016, at 67 years old, Lela was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.Due to the location of the tumor, surgery is not an option. The aggressive chemotherapy option would provide only a limited promise of prolonging her life beyond six-twelve months, and the quality of any additional time would be marginal.
The family has chosen instead to focus on quality of life for the time Lela has left so she can spend as much time with her husband, son & daughter-in-law, grandchildren, and friends as possible. The family is also exploring and trying alternatives treatments to possibly shrink the tumor.
Along with family, Lela wants to continue seeing and keeping in touch with all the friends she has collected over the years. Please text or email her; she'll respond when she can to discuss when a visit would be best.
The family has limited medical insurance - AND no coverage for the prescriptions needed to help with the pain associated with this cancer.
All donations will be used to help cover the out-of-pocket medical expenses incurred to ease Lela's remaining months with her family & friends.
An account has been opened at El Dorado Savings Bank in Tahoe City. The address is PO Box 5067, 740 North Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, Ca 96145. The account number is 163038409....but all you have to do is go into the Bank & they'll be able to help.
A GoFundMe account has also been created at http://www.gofundme.com/lela-joslins-medical-fund