OKC Woman Starts GoFundMe For Her Own Funeral

Oklahoma City woman created a GoFundMe for herself, after getting diagnosed with cancer for a second time. The page now has over $600,000.

Thursday, September 7th 2023, 7:23 pm


An Oklahoma City woman who battled cervical cancer and beat it, faces the disease again. This time the prognosis wasn’t what she wanted to hear, so she put all her strength into making sure her children will be okay.

Playing games and laughing are precious moments for Alysha Nelson and her four children. Because they know time is not on their side.

“This is God's will for my life,” she said. “If he wanted me to live, if he wanted me to survive and overcome cancer, he would have.”

Thinking she beat cancer, Alysha’s cancer returned, and no treatments would take. However, she chooses to stay positive, surrounded by her four children, three daughters and a son, all under the age of 13.

“Me and her have a great bond with each other,” said Jetta Bryant, Alysha’s oldest daughter. “She's very strong, very wise. She's been by our side since day one and I’m glad to have her with us.”

“I do want her to go to heaven but at the same time I will be heartbroken when she leaves,” said Alysha’s younger daughter. “I'm so happy that she gets to go to heaven with God and be healed with him.”

Alysha started hospice care on September 1st and is now starting the difficult journey of preparing her children for what’s ahead.

“From the hospital, I decided to create the GoFundMe and really just pour my heart out, not asking for too much, pour my heart out for my funeral.”

As she poured her heart out, the donations poured in, surpassing her $15,000 to more than $600,00. And people continued to share her story.

“From TikTok to Facebook to Instagram, I'm hardly on Instagram,” Alysha said. “I'm like wow God, he truly blew my mind.”

The growing fund gives Alysha comfort, that her number one goal will be met, and her children will be protected.

“I'm glad we are able to stay together and keep all the memories that we have with each other,” said Jetta. 

“Though it's hard because eventually someone else is going to be their guardian and it won't be me but I’m grateful and thankful that they will be loved, and they'll have an opportunity at a life I never had.”

If you would like to donate, click here: Fundraiser by Alysha Nelson : My Final Days of Being Here (gofundme.com)




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