A Fighting Chance...

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Raised by 148 people in 8 days
Created August 7, 2018
A fighting chance, that what Johannes has and he needs your help!

On August 2nd, my dear friend Amber's husband, Johannes was admitted to UMC hospital in Lubbock, TX in a great deal of pain. 

After a myriad of tests and scans, it was discovered that he was suffering from a life threatening intestinal blockage. Johannes was taken into surgery on August 3rd, where a large portion of his lower left intestinal tract was removed, along with a large mass and lymph nodes. The surgeon was fairly confident at that point that what they were dealing with was cancer.

Today, on their son Carson's 10th birthday, they found out that Johannes does indeed have Stage 3c Colon Cancer that has spread to his lymph nodes. 

There is a chance that Johannes may get to go home from the hospital today, but he has a long road ahead of him, as do Amber, Carson and Callie. 

The number one thing that needs to happen now is for Johannes to heal enough from his surgery that he can begin his Chemo treatment, which is currently expected to last 6 months (12 sessions). 

What can you do to help?

1. PRAY! Pray for complete and total healing for Johannes. 
2. Pray for Amber and Carson and Callie
3. DONATE - As many of you know, Johannes and Amber make a living as so many do, as artists. Unfortunately, this also means that they do not have health insurance. Johannes is going to be unable to play at the rate he and Amber were - it's just physically impossible. This means that their income is going to be very little. 
4. Meal Assistance! If you know Amber and Johannes, please offer to send meals to the family. That is one less thing for them to think about. I know gift cards to restaurants would also be appreciated. I will work with Amber's mom to set up a meal train and get that posted on here as well.

On behalf of Amber, Johannes and the kids, thank you! Every single cent adds up and will be so appreciated. 

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(8/8/18) From Amber: We are home from the hospital! Johannes will go back for surgery follow up appointment in a couple of weeks. The surgeon has pushed the start of treatment out for at least 8 weeks to allow enough time for proper healing before introducing chemo to his system. He’s resting now and happy to be home. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for the amazing overflow of love from each of you.... we are overwhelmed and so blessed by all of you.
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Oh my word. You are all so amazing! I’m floored at all of this support for Johannes and Amber - you guys, this will allow him to relax a bit and focus on his recovery and healing!

As I mentioned they DO NOT have health insurance, so the bills are already piling up. I will keep increasing the goal amount if you all will keep sharing the message. What an amazing thing it will be if we can provide enough that they don’t have to worry during this process!

Blessings to you all! Thank you for reminding me how much good is in the world!
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Thank you all so very much for your prayers and gifts! Amber and Johannes are overwhelmed by your generosity and appreciate you all so very much.

Johannes did not get to come home yesterday as they are trying to keep his blood pressure at a normal level (it’s currently far too high). I will update when I have more news.

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