About this fundraiser

My name is Shanee and about a year and a half ago I met by boyfriend Shannon, I knew we were perfect for each other because our names are almost the same;) just kidding. Shannon was an over the road truck driver and I had just had my vehicle stolen from my boyfriend and my best friend so I felt like I just needed to get away. Shannon asked me if I wanted to go on the road with him and I agreed. Long story short, we fell in love;);) Shannon left that job and got a new one but I wasn’t allowed to go with him for the first 90 days, company policy. It had been about a month and a half and we both decided it was time for him to take a tiny vacation because we were both becoming both lonely and depressed AND we waited so long for him to take a vacation at least that’s how it felt but  we had jelly roll tickets scheduled for the 26th that we had been waiting a year to go to. Jelly roll is our favorite lol anyways he told me the day before the concert that we couldn’t go because he wasn’t feeling great, that he felt like he had a year ago when he had pneumonia, not to mention he had this cough that sounded awful, I mean he always had a small cough that I figured he got from smoking for as long as he had smoked which was a long time, plus he was a truck driver which I understand u get bored and it keeps u awake while ur driving. Well I told him he needed to at least go get checked out and at least get something for the pneumonia he thought for sure he had. So we went to the emergicare and they confirmed he had pneumonia except they were going to need to admit him to the hospital because his pneumonia was a severe case and things weren’t looking so good. We went to the hospital and because they kinda were blowing him off he felt like he wasn’t getting any answers he decided to check himself out of the hospital and we went home. That night he felt like was feeling worse so he decided he wanted to go back to the hospital but a different one. We went to memorial, about an hour or two after being admitted again they told him that he has a tumor in his lung and they would need to see if it was cancerous or not. He just started his new job only been there about a month therefore insurance is a no go, plus he obviously isn’t going to be working because he is in the hospital. I’m the only person he has in his life right now and I receive disability for an accident I had a couple of years ago. I would give any penny I have to cover his medical bills but it’s just not enough. We aren’t the type of people who ask for help often but as of right now we have no idea how we are going to pay for everything, including the hospital bills and as of right now the doctors don’t know if he will make it, so the funeral costs im praying we won’t have to cover but the docs are saying to prepare for the worst which is the last thing I want to hear. We haven’t even really had any time together and he is basically being taken away from me. It feels like my heart is being ripped out of my chest it’s a pain I can’t describe I’ve never felt this way about anyone all he keeps asking me is y can’t he go home, he feels fine. I really don’t know what to say to him. So, I just tell him I love him and everything will be ok, when I know it won’t be. 

Organized by

Shanee Valdez

Colorado Springs, CO, USA