Hey there, I’m Nikki. I wear the hat of a mother to three amazing boys and the faithful companion of Bruiser, my protective Pitt Terrier. Seven years ago, a small lump appeared on my upper left arm, inconspicuous as a pea. Ignoring it seemed reasonable at the time, yet over these years, it has swelled to the size of a softball, a constant reminder of the unseen battles I face.
My work is more of a freelance patchwork, lacking the security of a steady job or the comfort of health insurance. When I sought help from my doctor, hoping for a solution, she regretfully admitted her inability to remove it due to its sheer size. The prospect of a surgeon’s intervention emerged as the only viable option, but the exorbitant costs turned it into a distant dream. So, I resigned to endure the discomfort, unaware of the ticking time bomb it became.
Now, this tumor, seemingly innocuous, exerts immense pressure on my nerves, rendering my arm and hand numb with alarming frequency. Its growth accompanies dark bruises, marking the territory where this unwelcome guest thrives. The medical verdict adds to the distress – its proximity to my heart amplifies the risks, casting a shadow of uncertainty over my future.
A procedure to remove it demands a financial sacrifice far beyond my means, roughly estimated at $1200-$1600. The urgency is palpable; it’s not just about the physical discomfort but also about securing a future where I can be present and healthy for my boys and Bruiser.
Reaching out for support is a humbling experience, a plea not just for monetary assistance but for a chance at reclaiming a life unhindered by this looming health concern. Every contribution, big or small, is a glimmer of hope, a step closer to a resolution. Your consideration and potential support mean the world to me. Thank you for being part of this journey, and for believing that together, we can make a difference.
Psalm 34:17-18: “When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.”
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