Bill Stephens Medical Relief Fund

$625 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 15 people in 24 months

Thank you for taking a moment out of your day to visit this page. Someone very special to me is in a terrible situation and I fall upon  your mercy to help him in anyway your heart moves you to do. Bill is too humble to ask for helping hand so I'm asking on his behalf. I know he will accept any kindness offered to him.

Bill Stephens is one of the most wonderful men God ever created. A parent, a brother, a friend, a co-worker, a photojournalist, network news supervisor, community leader, business owner, keeper of secrets, role model, hero, comic relief, and everything that represents good in the world - that's just a few of the blessings Bill can be described as to so many of us.

To me, Bill is the older brother I always wanted and never knew I couldn't live without. I'm a better person today because of Bill Stephens. The thought of ever losing him cuts deeper than anyone will ever know. I can't imagine what our world would be like without him in it. Yet, my love for him alone can't assist him now. That's why I pray you might be able to help him in his current, heartbreaking situation.

Sadly, Bill is in a fight for his very life. Bill was diagnosed with bladder cancer in May 2014 and has gone through two operations to help rid his body of as much of the cancer as possible. It has returned. His day-to-day existence is questionable at times because of a progression of medical tragedies.

Things started declining financially for Bill when he had a massive heart attack the previous year in July 2013. Medical bills from a quintuple bypass surgery still arrive through Bill's posted mail accompanied by the occasional threatening or harassing phone calls of uncaring bill collectors. Bill is in serious debt due to his extensive medical costs that are nearing $300,000.

Point blank, Bill is broke and nearly destitute. He can no longer afford basic chemotherapy treatments or medications to prolong his life let alone daily living expenses for utilities, mortgage, basic necessities, etc. He's in jeopardy of losing the beautiful home he built many years ago; the very home where he started a loving family; a home filled to overflowing with years of memories.

If cancer or serious medical illness,  financial disaster or even possible homelessness has ever reached out its ugly hand to you or someone you know and love, you can probably identify with Bill's unique situation. Now is your opportunity  to help a good person who is in real need. 

Whether you personally know Bill or are someone that can relate to his situation or even if you're just a stranger that's curiously happened upon this page, please find it in your heart to offer a financial donation in any amount possible today.

Other things you can do in addition to a financial gift is stop by and visit Bill if you're in the area, a phone call or even sharing a meal with him are  just some of the many ways you can ease some of his burden. Rest assured, 100% of your donation goes to Bill's general relief fund. 

However you can manage to bless Bill Stephens will be appreciated and I'm sure it will brighten your day also. Please share this page with everyone you know. THANK YOU for changing a life today. You're generosity and care make you and amazing person! You kindness will never be forgotten.

“It's not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.” 
                                                                         - Mother Teresa

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Greetings, everybody! It's Fall and while I've been relocated to Southern California for just over a year now, I've stayed in constant contact with Bill. He's feeling better these days and for the most part has a clean "Bill of Health" from his doctors.

While his cancer is gone, the mounting medical bills still roll in every week. Thank you for all your support. If you would be willing to share this with everyone you know, that would be amazing. Thanks and talk to you all along the way....
-Dusty
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Hello. Unfortunately even after all the donations we've received ($575 of $50,000) it appears Bill may be losing the house soon. He needs $35,000 to keep him there. If you or anyone knows of anything that can be done by Feb. 1, please let us know. Thanks for your prayers and encouragement. Bill's health is stable. He just finished the last round of chemo last week. But, there's other things Bill really needs. Please contact him directly to see if you might be able to bless him somehow. Thanks again.
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Seasons Greetings to all of you. First off, THANK YOU to everyone that has contributed both financially and spiritually to Bill's campaign.
Bill came through his surgery with flying colours, but is still going through post-op chemotherapy. Everything seems to be "taking" and he is in a stable condition and getting light duties done around the office and at home.
Bill's spirits are still good which is half the battle with anything this horrific. I interviewed Bill on our talk show the other day. Please listen to that segment when you get a moment. That sound byte is probably the best update anyone can give is the one from Bill himself.

Take care and God's blessings be upon all of you at this holiday season and throughout the upcoming new year. Please share this info with everyone. Thanks!

-Dusty

Radio Interview Link: https://www.mymetrotoday.com/broadcasts.php
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Good morning. Bill had a lousy week. While covering Country Thunder for Metro News Chicago, he fell and broke three ribs including a fracture to his foot. And his camera lens was broken beyond repair. He's healing fairly well, but still needs all the thoughts and financial gifts you can possibly send his way. Thanks for all everyone has done thus far. It's sincerely appreciated. -Dusty
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$625 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 15 people in 24 months
Created February 4, 2016
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$25
Anonymous
9 months ago
$10
James Jackson
13 months ago

Best of luck in your fight, Bill!

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Metro News
14 months ago (Offline Donation)
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We're all thinking about you, Bill. Happy holidays. -News Team, Metro News Network

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Sharon Osiol-Dembinski
21 months ago
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Hi Bill. I haven't talked to you for many, many years. I am sorry to read of your health issues. Here is a small donation. I hope it helps and that your health improves.

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