Vernetta Humber is a single mom with two boys – Anthony (16) and Antoine (10). The family lives in Detroit, Michigan.
As Vernetta tells her story…in May of 2015 Vernetta was experiencing stomach pains and feeling ill. She eventually had her gallbladder removed. However, as time went by following her surgery, the pain was still there but not as severe. She told her doctors about the pain but, due to her insurance, a number of months went by to get the approval to do an MRI. Bloodwork done showed she was anemic and it was thought that she must be bleeding. Finally, her doctors pushed harder to get additional testing done. Following a colonoscopy, Vernetta was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer on April 10, 2016. She underwent surgery to remove the mass and polyps from her colon. She is currently receiving chemotherapy and will continue to do so for quite some time.
Due to her diagnosis and the effects of treatment, Vernetta is unable to work. Of course, now she is worried not only about her diagnosis but how she will continue to make it financially and keep a roof over her son’s heads, provide clothing for them as they return to school and other basic living expenses.
Angels of Hope will be assisting Vernetta and her sons while she continues her battle, by helping with some of the family’s day to day expenses of utilities, food and mortgage.