Single 25-year-old mother of 3 diagnosed with terminal cancer: 'I'm scared of leaving them behind'
A single mother of three who had gone cancer-free for months has now been diagnosed with terminal cancer, WOIA reports.
Kary Gomez, 25, of San Antonio, Texas, was first diagnosed with rectal cancer last year. After undergoing three surgeries, she was reportedly told in May that she was cancer-free. Recently, however, she learned from her doctors that the cancer returned and has since spread to her spine.
"They told me to get more radiation," Gomez told the station. "I said, 'Why? What's the point?' And they said, 'To keep you alive as long as we can.'"
The 25-year-old, who sells pillows for a living, told the station that she finally broke the news to her children on Tuesday.
"I told them last night, 'Mom is going to die,'" she recalled. "I don't know how, I don't know when, then we all started crying."
Now, the mother just wants to make sure that her kids are taken care of after she passes.
"I'm scared of leaving them behind," she said.
In the meantime, Gomez's family has started a fundraiser on GoFundMe to help support her and her children.
"Terminal Cancer at the age of 25 with 3 kids is something no one should go through," the page description reads.