Monday, July 20, 2015
CASH FOR CHEMO
Enter Todd McIntosh and Shannon Casey - husband and wife. I met the two of them when they still lived in Patzcuaro but came often to San Miguel for visits. What a delightful, exuberant and vivacious couple they are to know.
Then about five years ago, while Shannon was trying to save a hummingbird that had flown into their high ceiling living room, she fell off a very tall ladder causing multiple injuries which, so far, has required EIGHT surgeries. The first few surgeries in Morelia were not adequate so she and Todd sought out the well respected orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Schmidt in Queretaro. There have been several procedures under his capable hands. Todd wrote about this event on his blog, Life in El Corazon in 2010.
In order to facilitate all of this, Todd and Shannon sold their home in Patzcuaro for the funds necessary for those operations and moved to San Miguel to be nearer to Dr. Schmidt.
Then in May, another boom. Shannon found out she had stage 3 cancer! Mixed malignant mullerian tumor (MMMT) Even though they had signed up for health care in Mexico, it is not all covered by the plan.
Just imagine the shock when they found out that each necessary chemo treatment would require an additional 15,000 pesos. They need help. The funds they had for the previous surgeries have depleted all their operating money.
A website for receiving funds has been set up called Cash for Chemo. The link is https://life.indiegogo.com/fundraisers/cash-for-chemo. Please give if possible. It would be greatly appreciated by this kind and needful couple.
If you're interested in reading Shannon's blog, it is Rat Race Refugee. Both are on my blogroll.
There will be a fundraiser on Friday, August 14th at La Noche Piano Bar on Zacateros in San Miguel de Allende. I'm working on this event that will have donated items for sale and a fun night for all with great music. Hope to see you there. More on this as the details are solidified.
Thanks for taking time to read this and helping, if possible.