Teachers across the country are struggling during this pandemic. Things have just gotten harder for a Grand Prairie elementary school teacher.
Grand Prairie elementary teacher Amber Mendoza has turned to GoFundMe in hopes of raising money for a surgery she needs but simply does not have the funds for
She shared the following on social media.
“As a lifetime member of the community here in Grand Prairie, I thought I’d reach out to my community for help.
For the last 20 years, I have had normal well-woman checkups. I have always gone each year without fail. I was supposed to go in June 2021 but due to Covid, I went 6 months later. It came back abnormal. I went back for a biopsy. It showed a significant amount of severely abnormal cells. If it is not removed then it will become cancerous. My two options are a LEEP procedure which means the abnormal cells are carved out and then I go every 6 months to make sure everything is good. There is a chance of reoccurrence. I would have to frequently follow up to check for reoccurrence which means I would be in this same situation all over again. The next option is to remove the uterus. There is a 0% chance of reoccurrence. Considering I am 38 and I am done having children I’m opting to remove my uterus.
I will be off of work for 4 weeks. Unfortunately, I do not have short term disability. I only have 2 weeks of paid leave to use. This means the other two weeks will be unpaid.
I would GREATLY appreciate any help I can possibly get. My out-of-pocket expense is about $4000. Then I’ll still have two weeks of unpaid.”
Here is the link to her GoFundMe.