August 2, 2019 - Brandi Ellis Garza is a 47-year-old, two time Breast Cancer Survivor. She is in need of a portable tank so she can attend church, visit with her family and do the simple things in life. Brandi has had a double mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation. Brandi has auto immune diseases; Lupus and Fibromyalgia. She also suffers from Congestive heart failure, CHF; Brandi is now in the final stages of COPD. Brandi’s lungs are severely damaged from radiation therapy, Lupus and COPD. Brandi is currently at 26% lung function and is NOT a candidate for Lung Transplant because she is BRCA positive (Cancer gene) and has auto immune diseases. Therefore, Brandi is left to live out her life in the best capacity possible.
Currently Brandi’s insurance will not pay for a portable oxygen tank and only pays for 1 bottle of oxygen per month which lasts her about 2 1/2 hours. Brandi is forced to save this bottle for monthly Dr. Visits. She is in need of a portable tank, so that she can attend church, visit with her family and do the simple things in life, such as grocery shopping, etc. Brandi wants to be able to have some quality of life and she is currently confined in her home because of limited oxygen.
A Huge Clean Out Sale at 1110 Tenaha Street in Center at Benefits and Resale for Area Medical Expenses is set for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Aug 2nd, 3rd, 4th, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. It’s all a donation to help Brandi get a portable Oxygen tank. Facebook, call or text Catherine Livingston - cell (936) 332-0060.