Stand Up for Meryl
Team Member: Kimberly Weston
Mike Connelly wrote -It was a typical day for Meryl (a healthy non-smoker). But, as she stepped outside on the beautiful fall day to spend time with her family, she noticed her vision was acting strange. She was experiencing a blurriness that she had never noticed before. She attributed it to allergies and continued on with her day.
A few days later, she was still experiencing the blurriness in her vision. It just so happened that her daughter had a doctor's appointment, so she mentioned it to the doctor during the visit. Before she knew it, she was sent to an Ophthalmologist, then a Retina Specialist, then a Neurologist, an Oncologist, and other specialists.
It was on her 39th birthday, October 7, after 2 weeks of doctor's appointments, MRIs, CT scans, and blood work, that she received the news that rocked her world. She had Stage IV Lung Cancer (non-small cell adenocarcinoma), and it had metastasized to her lymph nodes, brain and eyes.
Meryl has an amazing spirit and is ready to fight like hell. She has an amazing medical team behind her and so much love and support from family and friends. Most of all, she is inspired and motivated by the spirit and love of her husband and two little girls (2.5 and 5 years old).
This will undoubtedly be a long and difficult road for Meryl and her family. Our goal with Stand Up for Meryl is to lessen the financial burden during their challenge. All donated funds will go toward things necessary to support her and her family — including groceries, childcare, medical bills and possible alternative medicines or therapies, and more.
Thank you so very much for your support and blessings.
This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.