Carline McIntosh a mother of 3 was providing for her children until a cancerous brain tumor disrupted her life. For the past 2 years,her medical condition has robbed her of her sight. The 39 yr old has since done 4 surgeries since 2019 to remove both tumor and the infected parts of her skull and is still faced with significant risks. She is now seeking help to do a bone graph on her skull. This surgery is called 3D cranioplasty bone flap reconstruction which is to reconstruct a bone stimulus of the part of skull that was removed due to infection. This surgery is slated to cost over approximately 3.5 million JMD or 22,800 USD. Meanwhile carline is forced to wear a bicycle helmet to protect her head where the part of her skull was removed. She is unable to work or travel as constant jerking may cause additional damage to the brain. Carline suffers from terrible pains daily as there is no bone covering the brain,she is also blind and is dependent upon help from her family and friends. This surgery is needed urgently to assist her in surviving as it will reduce the risk of fluids build up whicu causes her grave pains and discomfort. Right now because there is no bone over the left side of her brain,it causes fluid to build up and in so causes carline to be in constant pain,as we speak she is scheduled to go into the hospital to do a surgery to implant a shunt to drain the fluids from her brain. So this surgery is necessary to provide her with help to ease the pains and to make her survival a little more comfortable. Being visual impair isn’t easy as it’s like living a new life with a complete new beginning.More over it teaches me to somewhat be self depended but most times it’s still hard for me to move around and cope exspecially in public space as people take disadvantage of me r man handle me but through the Pain and emotion hurt I’m still grateful. Kingston public hospital and God is the reason I’m standing today because they fought for my life 4 major surgies, went in coma for weeks,hallucinating along with brain trauma I myself didn’t even know I would have made it and again I’m grateful. Unable to see my children from my condition as worsen because due to xovid measures traveling is prohibited for me we only communicate on cell phone r video calls but as a mother it’s still isn’t enough wanting to feel their touch hearing them laugh r just enough to have their presence around would being light to every dark places in me. Living with so much thought not knowing when r will my life will come to end, memories of living a normal life is all that lingers in my head sometimes I feel numb, empty, weak, useless but I’m only human so I will indeed feel the different types of emotions. I won’t say my life has ended here but I remember a friend onces SAYS A FIGHTER NEVER QUITS THEY FIGHT UNTIL THE VERY END. Staying strong isn’t and option for me it’s exactly what I need to do and right now I’m mentally stronger than I was back then still a bit emotionally weak but healing and changes takes time. Thank you for any support you can gift to me. Thank you!
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