Help Papa Van Beat Cancer

$1,190 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 16 people in 56 months
A few weeks ago Van was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, Neuroendocrine Esophageal Tumor. He is stage 4. This tumor is absolutely massive! His cancer is extremely aggressive!!! The length is from esophageal branch to bottom portion of his stomach. The cancer has spread to his lymphnodes, adrenal gland & his right lung. I am currently unemployed as he requires 24 hour care. I feed him, crush his medications, hydrate him with water,etc.through his peg tube. Our bills are piling up quickly. Utilities, food, gas, his numerous medications, medical bills, etc. We are finding it extremely difficult to get Van back & forth the 150 mile round trip to his chemo treatments, appointments, etc. He is a Father of five, Papa of ten & an amazing, loving husband. Please help us fight this rare & deadly disease! God bless you all!
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The chemotherapy didn't work as well as we had hoped. The tumors have started increasing in size. Monday, August 4th, Van goes into surgery to remove his esophagus, stomach & as many metastised lymphnodes as the surgeon can obtain. The surgeon is also moving his feeding tube to his lower intestine, due to having to cut from under breastbone to lower abdomen. They also have to make a large incision in his neck to access his esophagus. This is a very difficult surgery, as the survival rate is 50%. But if Van doesn't have the surgery he will die in just a very short time. We are up against a wall. Please continue to pray! We continue to swim in bills, costs, etc. If possible please donate!!!!! No amount is too small or large!!
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$1,190 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 16 people in 56 months
Created April 14, 2014
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Debi Engle
51 months ago

God bless you.

Johnny & Sandi Branam
51 months ago

I'm so sorry for your loss. I wouldn't want to be cremated either. This isn't much, but I hope it helps. I hope and pray you raise the money you need for this. All I ask is, that you pay it forward someday.

51 months ago
Tina Embry Laughton
52 months ago

Praying for your family.

Darla Ramirez
54 months ago

Love you guys...praying continuously!!

Regeena Lurie
54 months ago

Big hugs!

Cody and Lauren Metcalfe
55 months ago

I hope this helps! Love you guys!

Andy Garcia
55 months ago

Van , I'm praying for you . Slay the BEAST ! Tammy , hang in there my friend and offer everything up to Jesus Christ . I will be sending more, in the coming weeks . In 95 , when I was fighting for my life , generous people from my office donated money to help pay for medical supplies when I could not work or produce income . I will never forget or snd I always appreciate the generosity of others . GOD bless you ! I wish I was closer geographically .

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