In 2006, Rita Lehman was diagnosed with Breast cancer. She has been involved in a seven-year battle that we thought was won. She was physically touched by God and has been improving since 2008. However, in February of this year she began having neck pain. It quickly escalated to an emergency room visit in March where we discovered her C2 vertebra had been so eroded by a lesion that she was in imminent danger of internal decapitation. She was life-flighted to Shands Hospital at the University of Florida to have her skull fused to her C4 vertebra. A biopsy revealed the lesion to be malignant. The prognosis with chemo and radiation is not optimistic, offering only some extension of life.
This long battle has left us financially drained. I have used all of my retirement and savings, not to mention a second mortgage that is culminating on in our house going to auction. We are told that she does not have much time left to win this fight. It can reach a point of no return and we are within weeks.
Through research and recommendations, we have been able to find an FDA approved medical facility that can provide her a good chance of survival. The clinic is called the Burzynski Clinic in Houston, Texas. To be effective, they need to see her soon.
The cost for this facility is far beyond our current ability, with current estimates at $95,000. As a result, we are asking you to generously give to cover the cost of treatment, airfare, lodging (out-patient facility), existing medical bills, and caregiving. If successful, she will be required to return to Houston every two or three months for some period of time.
I am humbly asking for your help. I would not do this if I had another option, but you and Jesus are all we have left.
Please send your tax deductible gift of life to:
Rita Lehman Fund
Destiny Worship Center
122 Poinciana Blvd.
Destin, FL. 32550
Make checks payable to: Rita Lehman Fund/Destiny Worship Center
If you are not able to give financially, would you please pray consistently for Rita to be healed? With man it is impossible, but with God all things are possible. We will be praying that He will bless your giving exceedingly; abundantly above all you could ask or think.
God bless you,
Jake & Rita Lehman