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About six weeks ago, I went to the doctor for a broken bone in my leg. After numerous tests, I was told that I have inoperable Stage 4 lung cancer, brain cancer and cancer in my left leg. With chemo and radiation we are trying to improve the quality of life that I have left. I am 55-years-old and dying.
I am a single mother to four young men who I raised on my own after divorce, and I have four beautiful grandchildren. Three of my sons and one grandson live on the East Coast so I have not seen them since before I was diagnosed but I long to have them near me. When I said good-bye to them last spring when I moved back out to BC, I meant Good-bye/See you later, not a final good-bye. A final good-bye is different. My dying wish is to have the opportunity to hold my sons and grandson again, and to say a real good-bye after spending quality time together and loving each other up. I have to give them enough love and memories to last a lifetime!
My friend has been trying to raise enough money to buy four tickets to get my loved ones to me. We were able to raise enough for two plane tickets. On top of that, a generous person took care of buying one ticket so that just leaves 1 plane ticket that we need help for. I am praying that your organization can help to bring my family together by providing the last remaining ticket that is needed.
We are not a family with much money; none of this would be possible without the help of generous people. While my heart has never hurt so much as it did when he left for home; it has also never been so grateful for the gift that I was given to see him one more time. What a wonderful visit we had. It was full of love, laughter and tears. I want nothing more than to have the opportunity to hold my other 2 sons and grandson like that again, too, and to spend some quality time with them before the brain tumour takes over and/or the Lord calls me home. I desperately need the love from my family at this time and the hope!