When in June of 2014, Marisha Dotson, a 28-year-old from Knoxville, Tennessee noticed a red spot growing on her nose that looked like a pimple, she thought of getting it examined by a doctor. When she went to the clinic she was told it was an infection, but eventually, as the bump became painful a few weeks later, she used her last paycheck and borrowed money from a friend to cover the cost of a visit to the dermatologist. She was then diagnosed with an "extremely aggressive squamous cell carcinoma on my nose". The tumor was growing at an alarming rate," she writes on her GoFundMe page.
Marisha has undergone seven major surgeries over the past 15 months to fight cancer. "Over half my nose, cartilage, and nasal tissues were removed," she adds.
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Marisha hails from Knoxville, Tennesse and in 2014 she noticed a red bump growing on her noise.
The medical assistance needed to cure this tumor required a high amount of around $25,000!
Source: Women's Health Mag
"Grieving my lost nose has been harder than it sounds."
Marisha soon posted a graphic video documenting her skin-cancer battle on her GoFundMe page in order to raise the money needed!
Day by day her nose started deteriorating and took a turn like this.
Eventually, her nose had to be reconstructed using skin from her scalp and cartilage from her nose.
The surgeries took a brutal toll on her face: "Surgeons removed the bone in my hard palette, I lost eight teeth, my sinus cavity, and tissue from under my eye and there is also a huge gap on the left side of my face."
After undergoing so many major surgeries which nearly destroyed her nose plus gave her additional issues, she had less than a 20 percent chance of survival.
Her follow up reports stated that she is now cancer-free.
In the video, you can see the bump on the tip of Marisha's nose continue to grow larger and larger nearly to the size of a penny.
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