This is my mom. She needs help.
She just lost a court case that she filed so she could get justice against a doctor who told her that a spot on her head was nothing - a spot that unknowingly manifested into skin cancer within the next two years. She then paid a bill a month late, so the doctor wouldn’t let her back for another appointment - so she saw another dermatologist.
Which was lucky - THIS doctor did a biopsy, and found the cancer. She said it had almost reached my mother’s skull, and they had to remove it IMMEDIATELY. As in right that day.
She then had to get a chunk of her head cut out, down to the skull. Every other week she had to go back so they could scrap off the huge scab forming atop her head. She had 4 reconstructive surgeries, including having balloon-like expanders shoved into the flesh of her scalp to expand it, so she’d have enough skin to cover her head.
After all that, she has very little hair left, and we have even less money left. Two years of that whole ordeal left our family of six thousands of dollars in debt, and my mom had to spend the first two years of my baby brothers life going to surgeries, doctors appointments, and visiting attorneys.
My mother has been miserable and in pain for the past few years nonstop, afraid to even leave the house and is terrified to be out in the sun now, worried this will happen again.
All she wanted was for this doctor to get caught so he’d never do it to anyone else again (this isn’t the first time something like this has happened with this doctor, apparently), and a little money to pay back all the bills for the surgeries and appointments that man caused by telling her there was nothing wrong with her, which almost killed her, and mother of four.
How’d he get away with it? His lawyer lied out her ears and made that man, who sat there wearing a smarmy grin the whole time, look like HE was the victim in all this. And now, on top of all of the pain he’s caused our family, he lied to the jury and won the case, and now we have to pay up about $100,000 and re-file for bankruptcy. We thought this would be our silver lining…
We really need help. I’ll be taking donations to go to paying off the lawyers and medical bills through PayPal at email@example.com
Anyone who donates $10 or more will get a free digital copy of a custom drawing by me of whatever they’d like, and anyone donating $50 or more will be sent free custom plush toy made by me as well as a digital and physical copy of a custom drawing (to see my work please visit my blog under the tag “my art”).
Here’s what it looked like before, during and after surgery…PLEASE BEWARE THESE ARE VERY GRAPHIC IMAGES OF HEAD TRAUMA.
Please, every dollar counts. And if any of my Colorado friends see Dr. Brent Sigler for dermatology, GET A NEW DOCTOR. This isn’t the first time something like this has happened to one of his patients and no one should ever have to go through what my mom did. Even if you can’t donate, please reblog to spread the word. Thank you so much