About this fundraiser

My name is Thomas Ericksen and I am reaching out for support for my wonderful wife, Ciara Ericksen. She is currently facing a series of significant health and financial challenges that have left us in a very difficult situation.

Ciara is the most caring, strong, and resilient person I know. This week, she had to undergo brain tumor removal surgery, for the third time.

Previously, she has had the same surgery two times; 4 months in between surgeries 2 and 3 and 15 months between the second and first.

This procedure has had a profound impact on her health and well-being. As if this wasn't enough, she has also been diagnosed with Cushing's disease, a rare and serious condition that affects her body's hormone levels and overall health.

Because of this tumor, cranial nerve six has now been affected and damaged, which may lead to permanent vision impairment that will require special glasses.

As you can probably tell, this tumor has a rapid rate of growth and will require a minimum of 6 weeks of radiation (5 days per week) to prevent the tumor from becoming malignant and/or spreading based on the multiplication of ki67 cells and regrowth rate.

These medical battles have taken a severe toll on Ciara's ability to work. She has always been dedicated to her job and passionate about her career, but her current health condition has made it impossible for her to continue working. This has led to a significant loss of income, adding to the stress and anxiety of our already challenging situation. I will be needing to use multiple weeks of unpaid FMLA to help Ciara get to and from appointments.

**The Need:**

We are struggling to cover the mounting medical bills including the costs of surgery, ongoing treatments, medications, and frequent doctor visits. Additionally, the loss of Ciara's income has made it difficult to keep up with our daily living expenses, such as rent, utilities, and groceries.

**How You Can Help:**

We are reaching out to our friends, family, and the broader community for help. Any contribution, no matter how small, will make a huge difference in our lives. Your generous donations will go directly towards:

  • Medical bills and treatments
  • Medications
  • Daily living expenses
  • Rehabilitation and therapy

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking the time to read our story. Your support means the world to us, and we are incredibly grateful for any help you can provide. Together, we can help Ciara focus on her recovery and alleviate some of the financial burdens that are weighing us down.

You can also donate directly to Ciara's Cashapp:

$CiaraEricksen or Venmo: @Ciara-Ericksen

Paypal is also an option, please request that email if you’d like to donate through there.

Please share this campaign with your network to help us reach as many people as possible! Every bit of support brings us one step closer to overcoming these challenges. Please direct questions to me or Ciara's sister, Kelsey, to allow Ciara to continue to focus on recovery.

Organized by

Ciara Ericksen

Bellefontaine, OH, USA