Holistic Liver & Cancer Treatment

$11,358 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 162 people in 51 months

My name is Roderick Eldridge II better known as Roddy. For the past 10 years, I've been living with an autoimmune disease called Ulcerative Colitis (UC). In that time, I have been hospitalized and have had to receive more blood transfusions than I care to recall. Over the last 3 years, I have been hospitalized five times and am currently hospitalized. The aforementioned situations have prevented me from keeping a full-time job and much needed health insurance.

In July of 2014, I learned that in addition to UC, I have been diagnosed with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) which adversely affects my liver. There is currently no cure for this disease. Unfortunately, jaundice and elevated liver counts are indicative of my urgent need for a liver transplant or alternative healing in the coming year. In the meantime, I have made several emergency trips to the hospital for blood transfusions, colonoscopies, and endoscopies in response to colitis flare ups and liver issues.

April 2016, I was admitted to the hospital with severe liver failure issues. So much so that I had a major seizure and often don't remember much of anything from day to day due to my elevated liver levels. My electrolytes were so unstable that my heart health is in jeopardy as well as my kidneys.

I won't bore you with all the medical details but will say this. I am so thankful for the hundreds of prayers and encouraging words from everyone. As a result of those prayers,  my liver procedure (ERCP) recently performed was a great success and should bring my liver levels within normal range, thus giving my weary body much needed relief, allowing it to rebound before dealing with the next issue...rectal cancer.

Once we deal with cancer, which is very small and in the early stage (stage 1), we then will deal with controlling and correcting the colitis and liver issues that are temporarily being held at bay with steroids and a stint they put in my liver for up to 3 months. In that time, my goal is to seek holistic treatment to deal with all three issues--cancer, liver disease  (PSC) and Ulcerative Colitis (UC).

Since insurance is not excepted, it will cost at least $7K to 10K more than what I have already raised since the start of this campaign. 

This is where you come in. Every dollar you donate counts! 

Will you help? I pray you will. And I pray God's blessing on you for doing so.

 

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Update. GOD HAS DELIVERED ME FROM CANCER!!! still have to maintain my health as I am still recovering. The means buying necessary herbal pills and foods to get me back to 100%... still need ur help for this home stretch. So please donate today. Thank u for ur support so far.
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The time has come! I start chemo/radiation this Wednesday morning the 26th of July. 5 and a half weeks. Just wanted to keep everyone who has kept me in prayer up to date on my progress. Thank you for your support this far but we still got a little bit left to go. My life is really in God hands now. Continue to support and pray for me in these weeks coming up.
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The time has finally come folks! I officially start treatment next week. I get my mediport in my chest Monday morning. Tuesday I start my high vitamin infusion (it's like jet fuel for the body to help my immune system and body is top notch while chemo is being put into my body). Wednesday foot detox or massage or one of the many other things will go on that day to help detox and relax my body. Then for a 1:30 on Thursday my first dose of chemo will take place. Mentally I'm ready and my mental gas never been in a more better state than b4. I'm just ready to fight and get this over with. 'Y parents are making major sacrifices for my treatment. This treatment is not covered by insurance. It will be all out of pocket. If you find it in your heart to help my parents out during this long process please send whatever you can. Anything will be a great help. As always keep me in your prayers and stay in touch if you have my number. Even though I'm going through this I still can be social and do things. Well that's enough for now. I'm sure my mom will keep y'all well informed on her Facebook page. Thanks
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I would like to say thank you to those of you that continue to support me in this long journey. I Thought I should update everyone on what has happened lately.
For the most part I've managed to stay out of the hospital. I broke my hip last month but I am healing well. I will be meeting up with my radiation dr 04/11/17 to have a MRI done to see how the cancer in my upper rectum is coming along. After that I will be starting my radiation therapy treatment. Keep me in your prayers this summer. I pray that I am cancer free by my birthday this year(08/11/2017).
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Neva Williamson
36 months ago

praying praying praying for you.

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Felicia Walton
36 months ago

Hi I'm a former choir member of RPC. I also had Psc and eventually was transplanted 6 years ago at Georgetown.I will be praying for your healing.

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Deborah Montgomery
48 months ago

Hi Buddy, I hope you are doing ok today and want you to know that I will be lifting you up in prayer with my church family and my prayer circle every chance I get until you get better! I was looking on Adventist Music Gateway website and clicked the link to your mom's link to her broadjam.com website and was really touched by her music. I then searched for her on facebook and turns out we have a friend in common =-) Small world, I am in Portland OR but have friends all over the country. I saw her post of your go fund me page and have posted her link to your campaign on my facebook page as well as another link to her music on reverbnation. I have a son and daughter in their early 20's and I just can't imagine them being sick and not being able to make it all better. But I know that God loves you even more than your mom or more than I love my children and trusting in Him has lifted me out of a lot of trials so I hope you can be at peace in His caring arms!!! Take Care, Deborah

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$40
Anonymous
17 months ago
$25
Anonymous
21 months ago
RP
$100
Roy Jale Parks
23 months ago

Prayers for successful treatment

WM
$75
Whitney MAthis
23 months ago
$100
Anonymous
23 months ago
DI
$50
Devon Irvin
23 months ago

We are praying for a supernatural healing in your treatment.

$100
Steven Jones
23 months ago

Stay trusting

MB
$50
Michelle Brooks
23 months ago

Hi, Roddy! Just wanted you to know how much I admire you. It takes great courage and Faith to endure the many storms that have come your way in recent years. I know a little bit about how overwhelming such a journey can be; as I am a cancer survivor myself. I dealt with a roller coaster of emotions. And, there were times when I just wanted to give up. The feeling of loneliness seemed, at times, more overwhelming than the medical condition itself. But God... I sought refuge in Him through prayer and supplication, and He brought me out. When I say, 'out', I don't mean in the physical sense. I'm talking about that spiritual realm --that place of "Peace, be still!" That "peace that surpasses all understanding" overtook me and reassured me that He was nigh to me; and that ALL would be well! So, please be encouraged and never give up, because God loves you, He is with you; and He'll never leave you. My continued prayers for your divine healing and restoration. God bless! With love, Your cousin

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Anonymous
24 months ago
Neva Williamson
36 months ago

praying praying praying for you.

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Felicia Walton
36 months ago

Hi I'm a former choir member of RPC. I also had Psc and eventually was transplanted 6 years ago at Georgetown.I will be praying for your healing.

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Deborah Montgomery
48 months ago

Hi Buddy, I hope you are doing ok today and want you to know that I will be lifting you up in prayer with my church family and my prayer circle every chance I get until you get better! I was looking on Adventist Music Gateway website and clicked the link to your mom's link to her broadjam.com website and was really touched by her music. I then searched for her on facebook and turns out we have a friend in common =-) Small world, I am in Portland OR but have friends all over the country. I saw her post of your go fund me page and have posted her link to your campaign on my facebook page as well as another link to her music on reverbnation. I have a son and daughter in their early 20's and I just can't imagine them being sick and not being able to make it all better. But I know that God loves you even more than your mom or more than I love my children and trusting in Him has lifted me out of a lot of trials so I hope you can be at peace in His caring arms!!! Take Care, Deborah

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