Sunday, June 19, 2005
Someone Who Needs Help
Jason has quit his job to be with her at the hospital and the bills are mounting, a fund has been set up if you feel that you can help: http://www.susantorresfund.org/A USA Today article is here. His insurance probably won't cover half of it:
Against long odds, the baby Susan was carrying when she was stricken appears to be thriving after nearly 21 weeks of gestation, Torres says. If she can stay alive another month, and the cancer stays away from her uterus, the baby could be delivered and have a chance of surviving, he says. The couple has a 2-year-old son, Peter.Jason and Susan Torres have a two year old son named Peter as well. This has worked before, although there's no telling if it will work this time. The baby might be all Peter ever gets to see of his mother.
“I hate seeing her on those darned machines,” Torres says, “and I hate using her as a husk, a carrying case, because she herself is worth so much more. But Susan really wanted this baby. And she's a very — how should I put this? — a willful lady. That's probably why she's made it this far.”