Help Jimmy Beat Cancer

$1,340 of $10k goal

Raised by 34 people in 46 months
Tara Foye Clark  MELBOURNE, FL
Hey everybody, my best friend's husband Jimmy (our brother-in-law, by the way) has just been diagnosed with cancer. He is their breadwinner and sadly, they are uninsured. We all know that positive thinking is one of the best things you can do to fight cancer, so I'm trying to help them raise some funds so they will worry less and he can focus on fighting it.

 I set a slightly lofty goal of $10,000 because I know they are going to need it for hospital bills. I also know how hard times are for everyone. But please, even $1 or $5 will help them to buy some groceries or to pay a light bill. If you can't spare the financial help, I totally understand, and would greatly appreciate it if you'd pass this link on or add them to your prayers. Thank you so much!
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Update 14
Posted by Tara Foye Clark
45 months ago
Just heard from Robin. Jimmy had his follow-up appointment today and the doctors removed all of his stitches and declared him CANCER FREE!
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Update 13
Posted by Tara Foye Clark
45 months ago
Update from Jimmy:
"hello everyone it Jimmy, "WOW" what a journey it has been so far. first, thank each and everyone of you for your prayers and well wishes i greatly appreciate them all!! i'm sure everyone is up to speed that i am home now and lovin every minute of it let me tell you. the surgery went well but more extensive then the surgeons had initially anticipated, the tumors were the size of half dollars round and deeper into my jaw then expected, which in turn i lost 10 to 12 of my bottom teeth "yee-hawww", seriously, if they had to remove them all i wouldnt give a crap. Moday evening while one of the surgeons was makin his rounds he discovered an infection in the incision where they removed 60 lymph nodes by the way and goes from ear to ear, the surgeon began what i and robin would like to call emergency surgery without being knocked out to releive the pressure and drain the infection, that was the craziest and one of the most painful things i every had to do, i will leave the details for one on one conversations, so that delayed my release from the hospital two additional days. On a good note when we met with the surgeon last Friday he said nothing is 100% conclusive until he reviews the entire pathology report, but it there is a good chance i may not need any follow up radiation or chemotherapy!!! We are supposed to go to Jax this friday if not definetly next friday, i will let you guys know how that goes as soon as we get back from the appt. I currently am on a strict dietary liquid diet for the next couple of weeks because of all the reconstructive surgery in my mouth and it is difficult to talk. Im getting better every day but still get tired quickly, lots of recovery to go but if thing keep going the way they are I will be just fine. Speakin of tired Im gonna go lay down now. Thanks again and Love you all!!! Talk to everyone soon and have a Blessed Day!!"
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Update 12
Posted by Tara Foye Clark
45 months ago
There are about 100 items listed for the charity sale in all price points, all of them donated by amazing friends! Thank you all so much for your continued support and please stop by the sale and see if anything strikes your fancy!
Sale located here (just comment on the photos you want to buy and I will invoice you):
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151325944467794.462284.252546917793&type=1
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Update 11
Posted by Tara Foye Clark
45 months ago
Sorry for not updating last night but Dave and I got home so late!
Jimmy was so happy to see us. He was in good spirits and joking around with us. The nurses got him up and walking around twice yesterday (which is amazing) and he is making lots and lots of progress. Talked to Robin this morning and she says they are talking about sending him home tomorrow or Wednesday! So keep up those positive thoughts and prayers because they're so obviously helping!
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Tara Clark
46 months ago

Okay, I just put in $5 as a test run and to make sure everything worked smoothly and it does!

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$1,340 of $10k goal

Raised by 34 people in 46 months
Created February 15, 2013
MP
$30
Michelle Pappas
45 months ago

Payment for one of the auction items (Ring) My best wishes for recovery Jimmy!

LM
$35
Lesha McKelvy
45 months ago
$15
Anonymous
45 months ago
$15
Anonymous
45 months ago
$25
Mia Jessica
45 months ago
LM
$15
Lesha McKelvy
45 months ago
$25
Anonymous
45 months ago
$15
Anonymous
45 months ago
AV
$25
Andrea Viegas
45 months ago
$25
Anonymous
45 months ago
Tara Clark
46 months ago

Okay, I just put in $5 as a test run and to make sure everything worked smoothly and it does!

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