She is also in a fight for her life against an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
In April 2020, Chrissy was hospitalized for 8 days due to a life-threatening intestinal obstruction. Her emergency stay and rare complications ultimately led to the cancer diagnosis. She has been undergoing chemotherapy for 3 months and will be starting 20 radiation treatments soon.
At the time of her hospitalization, Chrissy was woefully under-insured. Coming from the UK, she did not understand the American medical system and was unfortunately sold a non-compliant policy. She now owes $102,000 for medical bills. She has qualified for new insurance to cover future treatments, but the outstanding debt has left her absolutely gutted (2).
Chrissy has always been the giver of hope and provider of joy. This is true in her personal life as well as her work at the non-profit rescue organization. She is humbled by the outpouring of love, prayers, and get well cards in the past few months. She is bloody embarrassed (3) to ask for financial assistance to reduce the mountain of debt she is facing from her hospitalization. However, Stepping Stones is a volunteer rescue group so she does not receive any income for her tireless efforts to save dogs. She is unable to secure a job due to her immunocompromised status and covid restrictions.
Chrissy looks forward to the day when she can once again fully focus her energy and resources on the rehabilitation and care of orphaned and injured canines. Right now, she just needs a stepping stone to help her crush cancer. Cheers to you, mate (4), for helping out a knackered (5) but lovely lady who is putting a lot of good out into the world.
(1) a spirited fighter
(4) thank you so much, friend
- Deane Bennett
- Nancy Stamper
- Dan Renwick
- Musan Sikka
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