Heather Blanchette's Brain Surgery Fund
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3 Years running
Heather underwent brain surgery in January and is to have another in March to remove a tumor. Without insurance at the time, you can imagine the financial burden in addition to the emotional and physical hardship. Please give what you can to help. More ...
Over the summer, Heather was experiencing symptoms of facial twitching, and coordination problems on her right side. She was having trouble holding things in her right hand and her handwriting was becoming very shaky. After several doctor visits and tests, Heather and her family learned just before Christmas that this was all due to the growth of a brain tumor known as an epidermoid, which has been growing in her brain since embryonic development.
Heather had a 12 hour surgery on January 31 to remove this tumor, but the surgeons were unfortunately unable to remove it all. Another surgery is scheduled for March 14 to remove the remaining tumor.
In the meantime, Heather and her family are making several 6-hour round trip visits to the hospital where the surgery took place for follow-up appointments. Heather is fighting hearing loss, vision impairment, temporary vocal cord paralysis, and coordination problems.
Because Heather did not have health insurance during this time, you can imagine the financial burden on the family in addition to their emotional and physical hardship. The 6-hour round trip hospital visits also add to the financial struggles with the additional cost of gas.
If you are in a position that allows you help out, please send what you can to this family. Let us all come together to help ease their financial struggles so that they can focus on what's more important--family, health, love, and Heather's road to recovery.

Read Heather's blog to learn what an amazing optimistic women she is during this battle. http://journey4point0.tumblr.com/page/2
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