Carol's Medical Expense Fund
A Fundraiser by Patrick Eligon

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I am no longer above asking for help. My Mother has given everything to raise us as kids and our family a good home. Growing up my mom was our organizer of our days, the keeper of our time, the maker of our memories and the heart of our home. In the past 10 years my mom was diagnosed with a golf ball size brain tumor cancer called (Chondrosarcoma) which required immediate surgery and aggressive chemotherapy and radiation treatments. We noticed in recent years her health started to decline again she was not able to walk or stand alone for any period of time, the use of her hands and legs became less and required further testing to see if there was any relationship to her brain tumor. In November of 2012 she was diagnosed with degenerative bone disease (Osteoarthritis) which caused cartilage and bone loss in her left knee. In May of 2013 the Doctors decided to do knee replacement of her left knee, a week later she fell on the same knee, the doctors went back in and did a complete knee replacement, but this time it left her unable to walk again and was moved to a nursing home/rehab facility where she developed stage 4 ulcers on both her heels that led to Osteomyelitis (Bone Infection) from the lack of proper care. In July of 2013 my wife and I decided that my mom should live with us so we can provide the necessary care that she required. In January 2014 my mom’s condition got worse and requires 24hr care so my my wife and I again decided for me to quit my job to stay at home full time to take care of my mom, throughout last year she was hospitalized 5 times and twice this year already and her medical bills and treatments have surpassed $120,000 between last year and this year and continues to climb. Transporting my mom to and from Doctor’s visit and treatments can only be done on a stretcher by private medical transport, our last visit we were charged $400 which was only 25 miles away from our home. So today I am reaching out to all in good Faith and Spirit to help us please raise funds for my mom’s necassary care, doctors visits, treatments, medicines and supplies.Today I have became the organizer of her days, the keeper of her time and the reservoir of her memories. We are starting this GoFundMe page in the hope of raising enough money for my mom Carol without the added financial challenges and stress. We thank everyone in advance for your generosity and prayers. God Bless Thank you in advance.

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