Hi, my name is Barbara Balderson. I’m a mother of 6 kids and also a loving grandmother.! I was constantly working to help provide for my family for many of years until recently when I was diagnosed with lung cancer on October 3, 2021.
I also took in my grandchild of age 3 and officially adopted her april 21, 2021. My youngest daughter who is 18 years of age, just went off to college this year for neuro science. When I first went to the emergency room October 3, it was all because I became really ill and the Doctors had told me that I had Covid-19.!! So that’s when I found out as well that I had a 6.5 cm mass completely obstructing my right bronchial tube and also a collapsed lung. Doctor’s told me that same day that I would need radiation and chemotherapy because it is cancer. A couple weeks later I had went back into the emergency for trouble breathing. I couldn’t even walk so my family had to call an ambulance to come get me because I was too sick and weak. There at the hospital I was admitted for 3 days and told I had double pneumonia and they wanted to go ahead and do the biopsy. So while I was in the hospital for 3 days they ran a bunch of tests and took lots of blood and told me that they couldn’t do the biopsy till I was strong enough to do it and able to stay off oxygen for a good amount of time. When I was released from the hospital a few days later, my biopsy was scheduled so I went in for surgery and when I came to from the anesthesia the doctor had told me that some of the biopsy came back positive and that I do for sure have lung cancer.
October was definitely a hard month because after finding out about my cancer that is when everything started to go down hill for us. With me not being able to work anymore and I’m on a breathing machine 24/7. My husband hasnt really been working any more because he’s been at home trying to do his best to take care of me. I’m just asking for some help and support with this please.! Please help us out with medical bills and medical equipment, and just really anything to help us survive while I do treatments. I start radiation in about a week and any little donations will go along way.! It will definitely really help out.
God Bless You and Thank you.!