Los Gatos Midwife, Doula Needs Help to Pay For Leukemia Treatments

Friends hope to raise $10,000 to help Lisa Showalter pay for her medical expenses.

Lisa Showalter. Courtesy Shilo Midwifery/Photo by Deidre Lorenzo
Lisa Showalter. Courtesy Shilo Midwifery/Photo by Deidre Lorenzo
Well known Los Gatos midwife and doula Lisa Showalter was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia earlier this year after suffering a severe migraine that lasted for more than a week, according to the GoFundMe crowdfunding website.

She has undergone an aggressive and exhausting regimen of chemotherapy, which included brain surgery to inject the chemo directly into her cerebrospinal fluid, according to information posted on her campaign page.

Without work, the costs of Showalter's treatment and recovery have risen to a sizable amount and now her friends hope the GoFundMe website will help them raise $10,000 to help pay for her medical bills.

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Marilyn Leonard December 05, 2013 at 06:24 PM
Sad. I hope she gets the help - medical and financial - that she needs.
Timothy Scott Gorsulowsky December 08, 2013 at 10:42 PM
That is so horrible to have this illness, but an absolute God-send that there are people willing to assist with medical costs. This is definitely a worthy cause, our prayers are with her during this most difficult time.


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