Theresa Amadi-Obi, mother with two kids is soliciting the financial help of good spirited Nigerians to enable her win a battle against cancer.
Currently undergoing chemotherapy in Houston, United States, she says cost of treatment has drained her family resources but wishes to stay alive through collective goodwill of humanity.
A website has been created for those who wish to donate online: https://www.gofundme.com/
She said “I had a hard time conceiving and so it was with a deep gratitude to God that we welcomed Omega (5)and Ezinne (3) into our lives. The first few months after Ezinne’s birth were glorious. But then I started feeling pain in my right breast. At first, I thought it was due to breastfeeding. But when it persisted we found out it was stage III cancer. This was a shock. Life had changed.”
“We pursued this diagnosis aggressively. We spent our savings coming to the US for treatment. I underwent surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. But as tough as the treatment was, my biggest difficulty was seeing how this affected my kids. They couldn’t understand why mummy was constantly weak; or why mummy was vomiting or why mummy had lost her hair. What kept me strong was knowing that I would beat this for my kids. And so I did, at least I thought I did.”
“I returned to Nigeria cancer free in November 2015. I went back to work and started working out. I took my kids to school once again. Life was becoming “normal”. Unfortunately, this would not last. Five months after returning from my treatment in the US, I started having back and hip pains. A CT scan revealed evidence of metastasis to the spine and right hip. I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer.”
“I returned to my doctor in Houston and have since been restarted on chemotherapy. However my treatment has now been transferred to University of Minnesota Hospital for more advanced care.”
“Our family savings was greatly depleted during my initial breast cancer treatment. With the options of chemotherapy available now for Metastatic Breast Cancer, my family is faced with mounting bills and even more to come. We have estimated about $250,000 to cover chemotherapy and other procedures that would be required to help me and my family beat this disease,” she added.