Chris Hendrick Cancer Fund

$22,370 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 260 people in 20 months
Mary Jean Riley
on behalf of Ruth Ann Hendrick
 CARROLLTON, KY
Ruth Ann and Tim Hendrick, dear friends of ours, are going through a very difficult time.  Their 25 year old son, Chris has recently been diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a type of childhood cancer.  Unfortunately, the cancer has been found in many or Chris’s organs and will require aggressive treatment.   

Chris has recently started a new job.  Fortunately, his job will be protected under FMLA, but he will not receive pay while he is off receiving treatment.  Ruth Ann and Tim will also be taking a lot of time off to attend treatments with Chris.  Tim and Chris leave this week for New York to have his records reviewed and determine the best treatment plan for him at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.  ( https://www.mskcc.org)  They have no idea what that will be and how long they will need to be in New York.  They’re hopeful treatments can be done at Norton’s Hospital in Louisville. 

Fortunately, Chris is covered with health insurance.  However, the drugs used to treat this aggressive cancer come with high copays.  Also, the travel expenses and lack of wages will soon put a strain on the entire family.  I know there are many of you that love the Hendrick family as much as I do and want to help ease their stress at this difficult time.  Please help as much as you can. 
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Hello all. I'm back to ask for your help again with both prayers and financial assistance. We were all so hopeful that Chris's cancer was behind him, but it's not. After successfully completing chemo, radiation to the back, and radiation to the lungs, Chris was pronounced NEAD - No Evidence of Active Disease. He was able to return to work and start the every three month cycle of tests for re-occurrence. Unfortunately, in December, the results of his 3-months scans showed that cancerous tumors had returned to both lungs. Chris had lung surgery on Jan. 5 to remove two tumors and a suspicious spot from his right lung. It was confirmed the Ewing's sarcoma has returned. He started a new harder chemo regimen on Jan. 29th. This will go on for about 3 months, at least. He will traveling back and forth to Louisville everyday for this chemo and not really sure how harsh the side effects will be. Only time will tell. Also not sure if he'll be able to continue to work. Chris and his family have been so grateful to all that have been able to help. Your thoughts, prayers and financial assistance has meant so much. Please keep up the prayers and if you can help Chris with his expenses, that would be great! Thank you all for your kindness.
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Chris had his first set of scans done earlier this month to check the process of his treatments. Results show "markedly improved". The tumors in his lungs have shrunk by 2/3 and the tumor on his back has shrunk also. There is no new cancer activity and fewer hot spots. He is in the middle of 30 radiation treatments along with his bi-weekly chemo. The radiation is being focused on the tumor on his back. . This is great news! Many, many thanks for all your continued support. He still has a long road ahead of him and a few bumps along the way. One bump was a sinus infection he had last week that delayed his long round of chemo to this week.
Keep the prayers coming!!
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After a successful visit to Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), Chris's diagnosis was reconfirmed and treatments began on Sept. 27th at Kosair's Children's Hospital in Louisville. Chris was also accepted into a clinical trial for some additional chemo treatments. He will be receiving all of his treatments as an inpatient alternating weeks of treatments. The chemo and radiation treatment is very aggressive. Usually there are three weeks between treatments but with Chris, there will only be one week. His treatments will last between 12 - 16 months depending on how is body and the cancer react to the treatments. Chris and his family are very overwhelmed and humbled with the amazing support they have received. Thank you all very much.
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Tim Hobart Mills
16 months ago

Heavenly Father I am praying for your will to be done and for peace, strength, comfort and grace to reign. Amen

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Raised by 260 people in 20 months
Created September 19, 2016
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Tim Hobart Mills
16 months ago

Heavenly Father I am praying for your will to be done and for peace, strength, comfort and grace to reign. Amen

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