Help Get Rob Merkel and family home

 
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We are trying to get enough money raised to get Rob and Kelly (Kras) Merkel and their kids, Kane (4) and Kali (2), back home to Illinois. Rob was diagnosed with cancer a year ago. He wen... more

 
 
 
 
 
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Updated posted by Jodi Scholes Merkel 2 months ago

Everything is going as scheduled. Rob, Kelly, Kane and Kali will be home late tonight!! We appreciate everything everyone has done to help out. Dad and Danny will be home from driving the moving truck shortly afterwards.

 
 
 

Updated posted by Jodi Scholes Merkel 2 months ago

Looks like with all your support they will be coming home. Thank you all so much for your help. Our family is forever grateful.

 
 
 

Updated posted by Jodi Scholes Merkel 2 months ago

We want to thank everyone who has supported us. We are just so thankful. If everyone could please keep Rob in their prayers, as he is not doing well right now and is in the hospital. We would appreciate it.

 
 
 
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Created by Jodi Scholes Merkel on January 13, 2014

We are trying to get enough money raised to get Rob and Kelly (Kras) Merkel and their kids, Kane (4) and Kali (2), back home to Illinois. Rob was diagnosed with cancer a year ago. He went through treatment for the type of cancer he has. When he went back to get his PET scan in October and they found his cancer had metastasized into his liver. They were trying to do some chemo to prolong his life span to maybe a year. They just found out last week that the chemo he is now receiving, is not working and the cancer has spread more. So the doctor won't be able to do anything else. They just want to come home to be with their families for the support they are going to be needing. Rob has been unable to work for quite a long time, so they just do not have the finances to get back. He is only 33 years old and this is just not how things are supposed to go. His sister Katie was killed in a car accident 6 years ago in Oswego at the age of 14 and now our family has to go through this as well. Please help support him, so they can get home soon. Any amount you can give will help. Thank you so much in advance. Rob and Kelly both grew up in Oswego, IL and moved out California to start a painting company. They will also have multiple costs when they get back. We still have to make sure they are taken care of, and would love for Kelly, Kane and Kali to have something to live on. 

 
 
 
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AMEN to CTCA in Zion. I took my wife there, but after having been to another hospital that treated her like a number! They weren't able to save her, but by God they tried.

posted by Carl Sorensen 2 months ago

Can't donate at the moment going through health issues of my own and I have 2 kids as well but as a fellow oswegoian my thoughts and prayers goes out this family

posted by Trisha Bleecker 3 months ago

Please call Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Zion, IL. They are the #1 treatment center in the country and have a strong history of "wins" against terminal cancer. They provide transportation, housing, and meals for the patient and caregiver, along with the best treatment he can receive. I have personal experience with CTCA; please give them a call.

posted by Christine Pici 3 months ago

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