Lisa Drummond is 53 years old. The mother to three children and grandmother to six grandchildren said she checked herself into the emergency room in December 2018 after two years of chronic digestive issues.
A scan was ordered that finally delivered an explanation for her symptoms: colorectal cancer.
Now her family has set up a GoFundMe page to help cover medical expenses.
"I'm not giving up, but I'm also realistic, it's stage four. It's already metastasized. I'm just looking now for a quality life. ... I want to be pain-free," Drummond said.
Editor's note: A previous version of this story included sensitive medical information that has been removed.