In 2020, Megan Alford’s existence modified eternally.
“She was just a genuine person,” Alford stated. “She was always my biggest cheerleader, I’m so proud of you. She was my best friend, pretty much. It’s so hard to talk about her because I miss her so much.”
Her best possible buddy and mom, Vickie Ballard, passed on to the great beyond from a unprecedented situation.
“She was one of the strongest people I knew. She really fought up until the end. She didn’t think that that was it. She just knew that she was going to get better.”
Megan stated the indicators that her mom skilled had been refined.
“In early 2019 she started having sores in her mouth,” Alford stated. “She went to her ENT, and he thought it was from radiation. He gave her mouth wash and it got better. Then she started losing weight, we didn’t know why she told her doctor and they though it was her thyroid. They tested it and everything was fine. Then she started having swelling in her lower legs around her ankles and shortness of breath.”
It was once at the moment, December of 2019, that Ballard was once admitted to the sanatorium and identified with congestive middle failure.
Eight months later that analysis proved to be unsuitable.
“We found out that it wasn’t congestive heart failure causing all of her problems it was the
Amyloidosis, “Alford stated. “They say less than 200-thousand people are diagnosed with it. From the research that I’ve done, it seems to be more common it’s just not diagnosed enough.”
Ballard misplaced her fight 3 weeks later.
“It has been very hard to lose my mom because we were super close,” Alford stated. “I talked to my mom every single day, there wasn’t a day that went by that I didn’t talk to her. I try and take my pain to spread awareness to people about this disease because it is so rare and often missed. There is treatment for this disease. We just need to spread awareness so more people know about this, because there are people that can live with this and get better. Every story doesn’t have to be like my mom’s, they can have stories of survival. That’s what I want one day, to have more stories of survival and less stories like my mom.”
While existence won’t ever be the similar for Alford after the lack of her mother, she stated her mother’s legacy will continue to exist even is she will save one particular person her activity has been executed.