SOS! SOS! SOS! Cancer! A matter of life and death! Please help Eka survive!
SOS! SOS! SOS! Cancer! A matter of life and death! Please help Eka survive!
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Just yesterday, I was a perfectly happy and healthy woman, with my beloved husband and child.
I love all of you too! I have only a little time left, but I'm so afraid to spend my last days on the street like a homeless dog. God will reward you for your kindness, my dear compatriots!
"Tomorrow I, a legless woman, will be on the street, and I have no way out," Eka, sitting in a wheelchair, struggles to hold back tears of bitterness. "I've undergone 21 surgeries! I've been cut and torn apart, and there's not a spot on my body that doesn't ache, all my organs are damaged."
For the past 13 years, 47-year-old Ekaterine has literally fought for her life. She's lost count of how many times she's gone under the knife. There were complications after the removal of a spinal hernia, and her leg had to be amputated due to the ulcers that developed... In addition, there's sepsis, gallbladder stones, and a thyroid gland tumor. It's impossible for one person to cope with such a bunch of diseases! But despite unbearable pain, frequent loss of consciousness, and hallucinations, Eka still finds the strength to keep on living. She desperately needs our help because tomorrow, this tormented woman with so many diseases will find herself homeless!
"I'm a first-degree disabled person, I have no leg, I'm completely destroyed. I won't be able to live in a shelter!"
Indeed, let's take a moment to imagine what her daily life is like. When excruciating pain is coupled with a lack of resources and the fear of what tomorrow may bring...
- Ekaterine, could you please share with us what happened to you and how you found yourself in this situation?
Ekaterine: I'm battling multiple diseases all at once, I had to have my leg amputated, and soon, I'll be left without a place to stay. It feels like everything bad has happened to me! I don't know what to do or where to go. I was 39 years old when I found myself in a wheelchair. Even with the wheelchair, it's challenging for me to move around, and my arms hurt a lot. Most of the time, I lie down, cry, and think about my happier past. My family used to say I was as free as a bird...
"At the age of 39, I finally ended up in a wheelchair"
- When and why did all it start?
Ekaterine: My lower back was bothering me, I didn't pay attention at first, but then the pain became unbearable. Only then did I seek medical attention and soon found myself on the surgeon's table. This nightmare began on that day. Something went wrong during the surgery, and the surgeon told my mother that the hernia had grown deep into the spine, and they couldn't completely remove it. This led to two more surgeries because the pain didn't subside. I cried, screamed, and wailed, with bitter tears flowing like a river. After three surgeries, I was able to stand with the help of crutches, but within a year, the excruciating pain returned. The doctor who had operated on me from the beginning refused to see me again, saying, "You're not a doll, for me to cut you open and sew you up so many times." I sought help at another clinic, and it turned out that my spine had been scraped during the first operation, making it so thin that it could break. They inserted two fixators, but my body rejected them, and they needed to be removed. One of them broke, and they couldn't remove a piece of it, which is still inside me. I spent two months in the intensive care unit. In short, at the age of 39, I finally ended up in a wheelchair, and it was a tremendous tragedy for me...
"Used to flutter around like a bird," my loved ones recall
- Indeed, it is probably ten times more difficult for a young woman accustomed to an active life to get used to such a situation... Besides your spine, what other problems do you have, Ekaterine? Why did they amputate your leg?
Ekaterine: I lost my leg one year ago. Certainly, due to immobility, my leg's blood circulation was disrupted, leading to the development of a trophic ulcer. I underwent nine surgeries on my leg. The doctor had great sympathy for me and tried everything to avoid amputation, gradually removing flesh piece by piece. But eventually, amputation became the only solution. I can't even begin to list all of my health problems; they've piled up one after another. I was also diagnosed with a thyroid gland tumor, which required surgical removal. I still need further medical examinations, but I lack the means to pursue them.
"They performed 9 surgeries on my leg! They cut off the flesh piece by piece... But in the end, amputation became inevitable"
- So, a total of 10 surgeries on your leg, and 5 on your spine, right?
Ekaterine: Actually, there were 7 surgeries on my spine in total! Nothing in my body is functioning properly; everything is damaged. A few years ago, I had a gallbladder attack, and they rushed me to the hospital semi-conscious. They found stones in my gallbladder, and it had to be amputated." I also had an appendectomy, and I was very young when they removed my uterus completely.
“I spent two months in the intensive care unit...”
- 21 surgeries...
Ekaterine: I was a young girl - still in school - when I had an appendicitis attack, but that's not the point now... They removed my uterus at the age of 17 when I gave birth to a child, and they couldn't stop the bleeding. The rest of the surgeries were performed over the last 13 years. As if I didn't have enough troubles, sitting in a wheelchair.
- When did you realize that your situation was hopeless?
Ekaterine: I was 40 when I found out that I would never be able to stand on my feet again; the doctors gave me no hope. Several years ago, they even took me to Turkey, and with the help of kind people, they raised a significant amount of money. What was the point? They tortured me even more there, cut me up, and sent me back to Georgia in a hopeless condition.
“Most of the time, I lie down, and my thoughts might drive me crazy someday"
- You live all alone, Eka, how do you manage to take care of yourself, cope with your everyday routine?
Ekaterine: My goddaughter lives next door. If it weren't for her, I probably wouldn't be alive today. She helps me. And when I try to do basic things by myself, it's a futile effort. I put chairs next to me, trying to crawl, move from one to another, but eventually, these chairs fall, and I fall with them, making it even harder to get back up. Almost impossible.
“I put chairs next to me, trying to crawl, move from one to another, but eventually, these chairs fall, and I fall with them”
- Why are you alone, Eka, you had a family, didn't you?
Ekaterine: I was very young when I got married. At 17, I already had a child. My husband kidnapped me, what did I know then about family life and motherhood? But we were happy together. My only child grew up in love. Four years ago, my husband probably couldn't bear to watch me suffer anymore. We no longer live together, but how can I blame him? I'm grateful for his support and for the happy years we spent together. My son lives in someone else's house too.
- What do you do all day?
Ekaterine: If I get a chance, I try to cook something. Being in the kitchen is my only form of entertainment these days. The main thing is having enough groceries. Most of the time, I lie down, and someday, my thoughts will probably drive me crazy.
- Have you never had your own home?
Ekaterine: We sold our apartment was sold to get money for my treatment. But you see how it turned out. I'm disabled, and I'll soon be homeless. This apartment belongs to my relatives; they have a lot of respect for me - I've been living here for 7 years. But everyone has their own problems, and now they have to sell this apartment. I truly don't know where to go. Should I stand with my hand out at the traffic lights? I won't be able to afford rent.
Even the simplest tasks are incredibly difficult for Ekaterine, who is in a wheelchair
- Have you sought help from the state?
Ekaterine: They offered me to go to a shelter! I'm a first-degree disabled person, I have no legs, there isn't a single healthy spot left on my body; I'm completely devastated. I need care. I won’t be able to live there! Besides, I've heard that the conditions there are terrible.
"Since my leg was amputated, I've been experiencing hallucinations, and I often lose consciousness"
- How do you feel now?
Ekaterine: Since my leg was amputated, I've been experiencing hallucinations and frequent loss of consciousness. I take special medications to manage this. The most critical issue is monitoring my thyroid, as they removed a malignant tumor, and it needs continuous attention.
- Did you ever imagine you'd find yourself in such a situation?
Ekaterine: I couldn't have imagined it! I had such a happy childhood. My grandmother raised me, and my mother worked tirelessly to provide everything for me. But now, I can't afford the medications. I need painkillers daily. The doctor told me that taking so many medications could harm my liver. But when the pain is unbearable, who cares about that? Financially, it's tough too. I need lots of medications and examinations, and my income is only my pension and social allowance.
“I need lots of medications and examinations, and my income is only my pension and social allowance”
- How can our Fund and its kind friends alleviate your situation?
Ekaterine: The apartment issue is very acute for me. It's a hopeless situation. On November 1st, I'll be on the streets. The apartment owner sees no other option and has to sell it. I'd rather spend the night on the street than go to a shelter. I hope to find some way to get through the winter. I constantly need medications and pain relief to keep me from going crazy, and, of course, the monitoring of my thyroid.
- Do you believe in the kindness of other people? What do you see as salvation?
Ekaterine: Of course! Before I found myself in this situation, I loved going to church. And now, I pray every day. I believe that the Lord will not leave me and will send people to help me. Several years ago, I addressed your Fund, and you helped me a lot. Now, I eagerly await some solution with great hope.
"Life is sweet for us! So what if we can't move around, get out on the street, or what we're called, disabled..."
- How do you manage to maintain such strength of spirit?
Ekaterine: What to tell you? We humans never know what tomorrow will be like. But we all yearn for life, no matter what difficulties we face. If it weren't for my willpower, I probably wouldn't have been able to endure so much. I will tell you one thing that for us, too, who find ourselves in such situation - deprived of the ability to move, with amputated limbs, suffering from a thousand diseases and pains. For us, life is sweet too! We too look forward to tomorrow with hope! We have our feelings and dreams! So what if we can't move around, get out on the street, or what we're called, disabled..." Fate simply sent us a test, perhaps to assess our spiritual strength.
Without our help, Eka won't cope with the hardships!
Friends, truly, no one knows what our tomorrow will look like. This wonderful woman once led an active life, "flew like a bird." She had a family, friends, and many plans for the future.
She couldn't have imagined that today, at the age of 47, she'd be confined to a wheelchair, with an amputated leg, enduring excruciating pain, yearning for painkillers, and living in fear that tomorrow she'll be without a roof over her head.
Ekaterine Ivanauri is in great trouble; she needs a roof over her head. If we don't help her today, she might end up on the streets tomorrow. Besides that, her meager pension and allowances aren't enough even for essential medications. If we don't extend a helping hand to her today, it might be too late tomorrow.
Sometimes in a person's life, there comes a moment when all hope is exhausted, when they have no strength left to help themselves. The Lord sends us such people to test our humanity, to give us the opportunity to selflessly help a complete stranger and, and in doing so, we draw closer to God!
If you are willing to visit Julietta and help her in person, here is her address: Tbilisi, Vazisubani settlement, Block 13, apartment 81.
Every time you can help someone, just do it, and rejoice that God answers someone's prayers through you! We are sure that all together we will manage to save them from imminent death.
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