Jeff O'Neal's medical expenses
As Kim is beginning to plan for Jeff's memorial service, there are some costs which I would love to see covered. Kim and the kids are standing in the love of God, and hanging on to Him trying to adjust to life without Jeff next to them. Jeff always stated that we need to "Love like its your job." He lived his life up to the end that way. Jeff's memorial date will be announced soon, as Kim is trying to plan for this wonderful celebration of his life. Thank you for helping by praying, donating, loving, and caring for the O'Neal family. All the details will be posted soon. Bless you ..... Donna
I felt it necessary to those that have been following on GOFUNDME instead of facebook to post a message from Kim.
Jeff has many areas in his system, which are failing. Kim posted last night, and I am asking to continue to pray for this family. I have witnessed an amazing outpouring of love and support by friends and strangers. You have been a blessing to the O'Neal family, and they are grateful. It is hard to imagine life without Jeff O'Neal on this earth, as a neighbor and friend, my heart is rejoicing that soon he will be with Jesus, free of this cancer, but the human part of me is heartsick that we are losing an incredible person: a father, husband, friend, brother in Jesus to so many. Jeff loves like it is his job, and I pray that you take this away from knowing Jeff. Here is Kim's post. Thank you and bless you.... Donna.....
Update. This is a FB post I have not wanted to share but I believe it has come to this. My Best Friend, comforter, protector, provider and my leader is getting very tired. His body has been through so much lately and we have come to the conclusion it's time for him to go HOME. Jeff said he is done and he knows Jesus is calling him home. He is at Peace and he knows he will be pain free, playing Basketball again, laughing with family
There are so so many people that need to see Jeff and I know he needs to see you but at this time I ask out of respect not to come over yet. I will have a few days where people can come by to see him but for short visits. I don't want to sound rude in anyway but Jeff, I and my kids need this.
I have Hospice coming out tomorrow and I will update with more info tomorrow.
My heart is broke and to be honest I am numb. This all stinks and I don't know how me and my kids will do life without Jeff. But I will keep trusting God and I know he will protect us. We have such a huge support group. Jeff told me weeks ago he is at peace knowing me and the kids will be taken care of.
I love all of you and keep praying for no pain, peace and comfort.
LOVE LIKE ITS YOUR JOB...
I realize it has been awhile since I have updated GOFUNDME regarding Jeff. and there are many of you that get updates on here to see how the O'Neals are doing.... Jeff has been battling fluid in the abdomen , which is excruciating. He has been to the ER several times to get his abdomen drained... An extremely painful and time consuming process. Jeff spoke at both services last week, which took every bit of his strength, but it was truly amazing. Jeff continues to thank God for every day he has here, and trusts the Lord in the process of this journey......Kim and Jeff continue to be an inspiration to many. Thank you for continued blessings of notes, dinners, prayers, visits, encouragement and financial blessings. Jeff mentioned how overwhelmed and touched they have been by the love of so many..... Please continue to pray for Jeff, this is a difficult road physically; yet Jeff remains strong in his spirit......... Have a wonderful day.
Thank you all for continuing to bless us. Jeff and I can't explain how greatful we are. When this all started 10 months ago we honestly did not think we would still be getting daily blessings, we thought only for the first couple months then it would stop. Our GOD is so good. We keep moving forward and praising God for all the beautiful blessings. Love you all and Thank You again. Kim & Jeff and kids. ( this is Kim Lol)
It has been a very expensive 8 months and we have a few months to go. I want to personally helping me and my family through this difficult time when I could not help myself. Your kindness and generosity is humbling!! God bless each of you, Jeff
It is 515am, and I am at Sugar pine Christian Camp with my family and all of the families from the Nazarene Central California District. I have been contemplating this post for a few days about what to say. My test results this week were awesome. We called our friend Danny Foster Grimaldi who is an oncology nurse who reviewed my report. She said it was great as the cancer has not spread, the abscess is gone and many organs are functioning normally. She told Kim after my first chemo treatment when I was so jaundiced that was due to my liver not functioning well at all. I was reminded of how sick I felt after the first round of chemo and the high level of pain I was fighting. For this, I am truly thankful as to where I am now. Since the beginning of this journey I have trusted God even if that means I don't beat this cancer because he is my savior, I live for him and I will not fear anything. God has been in everything and still nearly four months after my diagnosis, he reveals himself through others how they love us. When I was diagnosed Patty Richert Hylton, who I have known since high school as she and Dennis were my young life leaders, told me about Golden Sunrise Pharmaceuticals and the inventor of this amazing product who was their friend. I cancelled the appointment because I did not feel I could ride to Porterville due to how I was feeling after my first chemo round. The following Friday we went just before my second round of chemo..I had no energy as my heart was not functioning well, my mouth burned as I had many sores, my feet were cracking and very painful and my liver constantly shot pain through my body. Huu at Golden Sunrise told me his product would rebuild my cells faster than the chemo could tear it apart and it would protect me from the damage of the chemo. That is exactly what has happened!!!! My side effects through chemo are minimal, all organs are functioning normally, my blood work is always good and the doctors are amazed. I have not lost any hair. I believe without Patty being used by God to help Direct my path and introduce me to Huu I would be knocking on death's doorstep. After reviewing this report this week, I now realize how sick I was and why the doctors told me I did not have much chance to beat this cancer. I am not only surviving, I am thriving. Yesterday Michael DeBoef and I won the horse shoe doubles tournament, had a great time together and today my daughter and I will play in the volleyball tournament. My chemo is so aggressive this should not be happening, but I know God is in control of this and using it for His good. Last night at service I felt led to stand between Daniel Spaite and Hannah Mae Spaite, put my arms around them and worship. I love those two!! Daniel felt led to take me up front and have our Visalia Naz family pray over me for me and my family. I hugged each of them as many had tears in their eyes. We are all trusting God but we love each other and live as a family. Life is that simple!!! We don't get caught up in material and worldly things. We build meaningful relationships, honor God with our actions and love like it is your job!!! Getting back to Patty, she had a major impact on my life in one moment 26 years ago. We were in Mexico on a mission trip in an area called cardboard city. People used cardboard to build a shelter and it was very humbling. I was standing with Patty as she talked to a woman who had lost nearly everything and Patty took off her sweat pants which were under her dress as it was cold and gave them to the lady. I remember seeing the tears in both of their eyes and the goosebumps on Patty's whitelegs and I thought that is how you love others because this woman had only gratitude and a hug to offer. The tears are flowing down my face as I write this because God calls us to love the least of these which honors our Heavenly Father. Patty and Dennis I love you both more than I can even explain. You are both so loving and gentle and I truly believe God used you to help save me!!!! I have a long battle ahead, but I trust my God with everything as he is always there taking care of my family. Patty leads a bible study for my mom and her friends. I prayed for that specifically and I was going to propose it to Patty, but God laid it on her heart and I never asked her. Now, she is loving my mom and her friends and that gets my heart happy and fills my eyes with tears anytime I think about it. I could not imagine facing this battle without Huu's products, they are amazing. My wife has been emotional this week as she realizes how sick I was and how big our battle still is as we travel to LA every week. Last week a Naz family gave us a great card of encouragement, signed it anonymously and said here is some gas money for your next trip. That was a blessing as we will probably be doing close to 18 rounds of chemo and continuing weekly trips for close to 6 more months. God's got this and he has us. I would not h
Jeff and Kim- We are keeping your whole family in prayer daily! You are such great friends to Michael and Sara and the kids, we feel like you are family! God's blessings toward you all! Praying for a miracle!
Jeff, after having been a caretaker for my wife during her cancer we both became a part of the cancer support community. It's an amazing resource and something I would invite you to come to while you're in LA. It's down in Redondo Beach, but trust me, worth every minute of the drive! All the best! http://www.cancersupportredondobeach.org/
Jeff, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Kristi
Jeff - Curt and I are praying for you and your family, agreeing with you for healing of your body.
Jeff, my kids and I are keeping you in prayer everyday. One of my coworkers, Becca, knows you and we have been praying together for you as well. I believe you jave millions of prayers going up. Powerful stuff. God bless you and your family!
Love you guys all so much good luck on your journey God and your guardian angels are with you make it there and back safely!!
Jeff and Kim Prayers for a safe trip tomorrow! We love you!! Your cousin Elisa!!
We love you guys...and we know God has you in His hands.
Jeff has been a blessing to my family over the years. A few years ago when I couldnt afford to pay for my daughter to play Naz sports Jeff called me and told me to sign her up, he would sponser her. Ill be praying for him and his family.
We are the 'Anonymous'... Lol. Love from Laura, John & Isabella Young and the boys Jordan & Christian Knoblock. God has you in his hands.