Cypress mother creates hoodie campaign to raise money for daughter's brain surgery

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019
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CYPRESS, Texas (KTRK) -- A Houston area mother is raising money for a life-saving surgery for her 19-year-old daughter.

In December 2018, Rosemary Tucker learned that her daughter, Dyanna Denae Tucker, had a cyst in the middle of her brain.

The doctors informed the family that she would need a surgical procedure to have the cyst removed to avoid life-threatening complications.

The cost for the procedure and medical expenses exceeds $60,000.

Now, the mother has created "Hoodies for Healing," a campaign to sell merchandise that will help pay for her daughters surgery.

"My biggest fear is that I won't be able to come up with the money to help save my daughters' life and ensure that her quality of life isn't compromised by this illness," said Tucker.

Dyanna, who is a nursing student at Prairie View A&M University, is in constant pain with random black-outs and is no longer able to drive alone to class.

But instead of taking a medical leave from school, she endures the pain, and is currently still attending classes.

"I would give up everything I have to see my daughter healed," said Tucker. "There are days that I feel as though I am drowning and don't know if I can keep going anymore, but the love and support we're receiving is keeping us strong. I would love for people to buy a hoodie, or a wristband, or anything they could, but it is my hope and prayer that others just share our story and send their prayers, regardless of whether or not they can help out monetarily."

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