Chico CA Binge Drinking Kills 1Twin

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Raised by 3 people in 11 months
This last two years been tough on the family that remained, a set of 46 yr old identical twin brothers.   Patrick James Oiler and me,  William "Drew" Oiler born January 21, 1971.  Pat was one minute older and the first to see and welcome our new lifes, not just as newborns but also as alcoholics just now meeting our alcoholic parent.   Then we're are in a city that has had it's share of serious drinking problems Chico, California.  Matter of fact, in 1989 when we were seniors at CHS, Chico was announced as the #1 party place in the USA by Playboy Magazine and now just after Pats death Chico was just announced #1 Binge drinking city in California as we near the end of 2018.  We have a very serious problem with Alcohol here in Chico.  Our mom was a alcoholic as was our dad. Dad died of an enlarged heart due to alcoholism killingng him at 60 yrs old. Now I lost my last family member from alcohol binge drinking just at a young age of 46.  I was never prepared for this. Here is a small taste of the past 2 yrs in Chico. 
     We were the same but so far apart. We shared everything but were so far away from each other, but on thing remained....we both lived in same town of Chico CA,  just minutes away from each other and we never saw each other often at all. We could just know when we needed to see each other. We communicated to each other by feelings.  Identical twins sometimes can communicate this way. We were two people not just; "Hey Oiler", as most people would call us. We didn't like it, we laughed at everyone who did. We are "The Oilers."
     I was diagnosed this last year with kidney cancer two days after I moved away to Fort Smith Arkansas to start a new life.  Yes, 2nd day there I had sever pain in lower back and it lead me to a hospital  in a town I never been to before. Doctors found kidney stones and tested them as soon as they were removed then results "cancer'! They collected all the evidence that it's spread outside kidneys  through the adrenal glands and into lymph nodes.  They then tell me the average is only 5 years life expectancy. They say it because there is no cure and no known treatment that even help.  A few weeks later I went back to Chico to tell my brother and get my own Doctors opinion. The cancer  center in town tried everything even experimental stuff all resulting to more severe pain and no good results at all. Then just a month ago I was told from the Dr that I now have testicular cancer. *What next?" I asked, as I look up to the sky and prayed...,'yes i know it's gonna be a battle dear God but we got this!"  
     As I continued my fight I began to slowly loose everything , well I thought till the night of Tuesday October 17, 2017.  At about 9pm. I plugged my drained dead cell phone into the outlet three blocks away from Enloe to charge. I  then see 10-20 messeges on my cell. It was dark my eyes were tired I look down hard at my cell. They were about my twin brother Pat.  It was very unreal as they all said the same thing, that he was in Enloe in ICU on life support. I didn't even think it was real after I read through all of them. Matter of fact I wasn't even phased by it for some reason I felt him still alive within me , so I knew he was ok, so I thought. 
     October 18 2017, the next morning, I received more messages, so I went to hospial and as soon as I entered his room in ICU the nurses were pulling the tubes out of my brothers lifeless body and shut off life support. I asked his wife what she was doing and she said "He's dead."  I couldn't believe this and it wasn't really happening. It can't be can it!?  She then said not to worry andbout anything, his arrangements have all been taken care of.  Well they were not as I found out almost two weeks later.
     I spoke then to ICU nurse about his autopsy. Nurse looks at me and says no auptopsy. Because he died in Enloe and Pat's wife  then came over my shoulder saying also he doesn't need an autopsy.  Well I then begged to differ, due to my cancer, and the fact that our dad died kinda like the same way as Pat did. Still no change of mind what so ever.
    So, I want to raise money for all these Pats costs and expenses.  I'm not and  I wasn't prepared for this horrible loss at such a bad time in my life. I knew since I quite drinking and now will never even phathom it ever again time tonight this killer addiction to alcohol.
     Then just a few days before he died, I got laid off work till Jan 2018.! Here in Chico In have no place to live now and I been staying with friends and aquaintances help with motel s here in town. I try to deal with raising money to help not just Pats expenses but help unfortunately  myself also till unemployment comes in.  I need to try and deal with all this get threw it I need help from anyone and everyone that met, knew, and saw Pat also I ask the whole city of Chico please reach out to Pat and myself we have giving back always to the people and city if Chico. Donate to a page I have made here on gofundme. 
     Pat and Drew Oiler born identicle twins born 1/21/71 or as they called us "Oiler" because no one but our mom(Celia Oiler died 1/16/07 emphazima and breast cancer) could tell us apart. She was a great mom who raised us herself and we turned out just fine. 
     Pat's life was cut short at a time when least it never ever expected. I wanna reach out and thank the people who helped me early this year with my cancer.  Thank you! And now I must ask you the last time again for your Donations that will end the Oiler families 46 yr reign here in Chico one more time.  We came here we saw what use to be hands held together as we supported each and everyone we could to protect each other and help each other here in Chico no matter what. Why?   We cares about our town and businesses locally owned, we fought to keep it a small town.and give it that small town feel. I miss that! I know all you who have been here miss that.  Well what the heck happened to our town, now city here in Chico? I see  poverty, way to many hungry, mad, angry homeless,  the overwhelming amounts of drug abuse and theft! I seen it all!  Every bit of it! Everyone,  go talk a walk in the parks, take a bike ride on all the bike paths and you will not only see these things, you will feel it. So, Chico, my family and my friends everyone find solutions now or we the people who helped build this place please fix it cause eventually these problems I speak of, will and might just take over and it will never be same place ever again. Get back Chico to that same feel but with what's now grown into The City of Chico.
     I need all your help as many people  that can and will please help with the Oiler reign that has been here  for 46yrs to make a nice ending to my families nice life here by donating through the pains, hardship, trials and tribulations, as I try to close this chapter of my families saga in Chico, California, through GoFundMe donations that will help tremendously. Thank you, we love and respect all of you and then I call each and everyone of you, "My Family!".  Sincerely, *Oiler*
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