David HannahTransplant fund

$3,430 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 28 months
Jackie Marie Hannah
on behalf of David Hannah
 CANTON, NC
Hello Friends. My name is David Hannah. I am a lifelong resident of Canton, N.C. I have a very aggressive Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma that’s why I’m here. I want to tell everyone a little bit about myself first. I am 62 years old and the only child of Homer and Leona Hannah of Canton.  Daddy retired from Champion International, and was part of Canton’s racing history back in the 50’s and 60’s.  He drove the #77 car, with Ralph Earnhardt, Bob Browning and Banjo Mathews. Mother worked as a homemaker. That was a full time job keeping me and daddy straight. I loved it when daddy was racing, I helped him every chance I could. That’s where I get my love for racing. My favorite driver is Dale Earnhardt. Jr., #88. I graduated from Pisgah High school in 1972.I retired from Ball Glass in Skyland NC. Then I became a truck driver after Ball Glass moved to Mexico. Been married three times, the first two didn’t turn out so great; but my third wife is God sent. She has been so strong though all this. Most new brides would have turned the other way and ran far away, but not my Jackie; she has been right beside me though this fight. Now here comes the reason I am here.

            This is where our fight begins. In August, 2013, I married my soul mate Mrs. Jackie Hannah. What I didn’t know is that in six months our new life together would be turned upside down. She was like angel sent directly from God himself. She was not like anybody I ever meet before, she was different somehow. In February 2014, I was diagnosed with very aggressive type of large B-cell Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. I went thru six chemo treatments; then got an allergic

reaction to the Ratuxan in the chemo. In August 2014 the doctors told us I was in remission. We were so relieved; now it was time to heal and breathe a little.

Over the months I kept fighting trying to get my strength back, for a year that was all good, but it was about to change again. I had fallen down the steps and strained my hip, after a couple weeks went by, it wasn’t getting any better. December 2015, It was time for my regular scans, the PET scan showed my right hip was diseased. The Femur head was dead; the doctors said it was from the chemo. In July 2016 I had a total hip replacement. That seemed like a cake walk. A week later another PET scan, the results brought even worse news. My spleen was showing active cancer cells; we was paralyzed, seemed like we was caught up in some kind of nightmare. August 2016, I had surgery to remove my spleen; I was on the road to recovery again. The next week the Doctor called and confirmed it was cancer and said I needed a stem-cell transplant. All I could think about was my Jackie, she doesn’t deserve this. But she looked at me and took me in her arms and said, “Just hold on to me and I will carry you through this baby.” She is my Rock. Thank you God for giving me Jackie; I couldn’t have made it this far without her.

 



So here we are, getting ready to go to Winston-Salam to the Baptist hospital for a transplant. The doctor said this is the only chance that I have for survival. If the Cancer comes back it will kill me. I am 62 years old and it has taken me this long for the perfect person to come into my life, only to have six months with her, as my wonderful wife. I am asking for your help to raise $5000 for the medical bills that Insurance will not cover.  We will be gone for a month or longer from our home and family to go through this.  Please help me have a few years with my Jackie. 
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Update 12
Posted by Jackie Marie Hannah
19 months ago
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Hello everyone thank you for your support and donation. During Transplant I was only able to keep up with family and friends on Facebook. I was unable to keep this up to date. I posted all updates on my Facebook page. I invite you all visit my page to catch up on our story. Jackie Marie Hannah.

Thank you again may God Bless!
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Update 11
Posted by Jackie Marie Hannah
23 months ago
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Hello guys, hope everyone is having a wonderful day. Well the one thing we didn't want, happened. Yesterday David was suppose to get his central line place and start the two chemo treatments to begin pre-transplant. Unfortunately David has an infection, which stopped transplant immediately...If I hadn't brought it to the Doctor attention, and they had gave him the chemo it could of killed him. God works in mysterious ways. Thank you Lord. They postponed it for two weeks. In that time he will have IV antibiotics at home. Home health and a infusion company will be handling this.

He is not sick nor contagious. This is a small thing that would not bother you nor I, but his immune system couldn't fight it off.. I encourage everyone to call or come by. He would enjoy the company.

Unfortunately the Lord gives us road bumps on our journey. You get disappointed and discouraged. These bumps sometimes small and sometimes large. How you decide to deal with it is hard. To me I look at it like this is a rest period for David. God is preparing him for the fight of his life. Plenty of rest and plenty of antibiotics. This is God conditioning for David and for this.

Thank you all for your donations, support, and most of all for your prayers.
Thank you Lord. You have the wheel.
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Update 10
Posted by Jackie Marie Hannah
24 months ago
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Hello supporters. David has completed his first appointment at UNC, Chapel Hill. Lots of blood work, x-rays, and bone marrow biopsy. The next appointment he will see his Transplant doctor and more blood work. They will also tell us if David is a candidate for the transplant. Meaning if no infection or heart-lung issues. We will also be Touring the transplant unit and harvesting unit.

The third appointment, will be 2 days of chemo then placement of pic-line. They will also be teaching me how to administer them stem-cell building medication. After a week we go back to see if he has built enough stem-cells. We need 1 million or more. If he has we go to harvest.

I will be posting again next Friday or Saturday with pictures of the BMT unit. As we get closer to Transplant I will be sharing more. This is a long journey and a very expensive one.

David is in good spirits. He has good days and some very bad days. He's regular doctor started treating Him for diabetes last week. Good thing it will not interfere with the transplant.

Thank you so much for your support and most of all your prayers. May God Bless. I'll be updating soon.
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Wendi Brown
20 months ago

David please get in touch with Al Argo. I messaged both you & your wife his phone #

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$3,430 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 28 months
Created September 26, 2016
Jackie Marie Hannah
on behalf of David Hannah
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$25
Susan Heidinger
19 months ago
$100
Anonymous
19 months ago
DP
$20
Derese Perkins-Lucien
19 months ago

I hope you feel better. Congragulations on renewing your vows, that's so beautiful.

JC
$500
Jonathan Cole
22 months ago
$500
Anonymous
22 months ago
BW
$150
Bobby Wood
23 months ago
CC
$50
cathleen carpenter
24 months ago

With Love & Our Best Wishes for you both.

$100
Wendy Hannah
24 months ago
MF
$200
Mark and Jackie Fisher
25 months ago

Stay strong in the Lord. Prayers for your healing.

JP
$100
John Patrick
25 months ago
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Wendi Brown
20 months ago

David please get in touch with Al Argo. I messaged both you & your wife his phone #

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