Hello I am the niece and the cousin to the two family members in my family dying from cancer. With all the scams going on I am trying to raise money through a raffle and silent auction. Tougher than I thought.
Joe is 38yo Cousin married 16 years and 6 young kids he has been diagnosed with colon and liver cancer twice a year apart. Surgery we thought got it all, Thanksgiving 2018 we got the horrific news that it came back with a vengeance his markers have doubled in 1.5 months. We are looking at weeks to a few months on chemo. No more surgeries to save his life. Has been an accountant for 18 years and still trying to work the best he can as he’s the sole provider for the family. It’s only a matter of time.
Nathan 53yo Uncle married 18 years 2 daughters has had 22 mini strokes since September 2018. We recently had him transferred to the medical center. Since being in the hospital 5 months and moved from suburbs to medical center as of December 31 his birthday. We have also found out that he has a tumor on the outside of heart wall grew into a major artery, brain, drenal glands and spine so cancer with Metz. This type of cancer is a lymphoma that is very silent and found during autopsies. He’s completely confused, feeding tube, very thin and frail looks much older since 5 months in the hospital has not walked since admission. He’s worked for an oil company over 20 years. He’s currently on long term disability his wife has taken Fmla to be with her husband daily since learning of the cancer recently.
The money we raise will be split between both families for funeral expenses, hospital bills, and the kids. My cousins 6 kids are home schooled since being in school. The uncles girls are in college that he was helping with tuition, form and food expenses. Both girls have had to drop college at this time to spend days with dad and looking for work to help my aunt as she’s not getting paid while on fmla. Our family has given to help pay parking, providing meals and doing as much as we can.
I have only been able to raise 1025.00 through raffle in 3 months. I saw this and Im skeptical as I’ve never had to do this and I have been in the medical field 28 years and see many scams. I can only hope that we still have a world of kindness without people thinking I’m asking for help for selfish purposes. I’m a giver not a taker. I’ve helped many in my lifetime and never asked for anything in return. We are a very close family, but can only do so much as we have our own families and bills.
My goal was $40,000 to give each family $20,000. Whatever we raise will be a blessing and much appreciated. Prayers are more powerful than money and we can wish this was a nightmare.
Thank you for reading Shanna