HEARTfelt help for The Anders Family
On July 15, 2013, Amy & Jeff's youngest son, Jake (11) had brain surgery to remove a tumor. He has been diagnosed with a cancer called stage 3 anaplastic ependymoma brain cancer. There is a 60-70% survival rate with the new treatments. The fact they were able to remove all of the tumor is a miracle. I am sure just the first of many!
The treatment is only done in Bloomington. So we will be driving to Bloomington 5 days a week for six weeks for a chemo/radiation combo.
Amy & Jeff Anders are facing exhaustive medical bills due to her heart. It's big and beautiful and wonderful. But, it's broken.
Amy has been hospitalized for weeks having undergone open heart surgery with more than a few hiccups along the way.
Her husband Jeff, lost his job on June 21, 2013 when his company closed the office.
COBRA payments are $1,400.00/month. They *must* have medical insurance. Add to that housing. Food. Utilities. LIFE.
Amy is not even 40. They have four kids. Life is just not getting easier. They have an incredible faith and the belief everything WILL get better.
A lot of people giving a little can make an enormous difference.
Let's do what we can. My sincere hope? We blow the $25,000 out of the water.
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1) Jake went through 8 weeks of chemo and now, post-chemo, he is really suffering through the after effects of having the cancer killing chemicals race through his body.
Amy wrote on 12-16-13, "The doctor told us it is time to turn him back into a boy. Those were a few of the most wonderful words we have ever heard. We are just figuring out that going back to being a boy is quite an ordeal."
2) Amy has had all of the tests for her heart transplant and now it is a game of hurry up and wait.
3) Jeff remains unemployed although hopeful and optimistic as always.
It is with a humble heart that I remain grateful for the many people who have given from THEIR hearts to this campaign.
Wishing you all peace and joy and most especially, good health.
On June 21, Jeff lost his job.
Their youngest son, Jake (11) had brain surgery on 7-16-13. It has been determined the type of cancer he has is called stage 3 anaplastic ependymoma brain cancer. There is a 60-70% survival rate with the new treatments. The treatment is only done in Bloomington. So, they will be driving to Bloomington 5 days a week for six weeks for a chemo/radiation combo.
This is not a 501c3 - it is a fundraiser to try to help the Ander's family out with life while they face the many hurdles they have had to face.
Please be as generous as you can be.
If you tithe on Sunday, think of THIS as a tithe from YOUR heart TO Amy & Jeff's.
If every FB friend could give $10, it would make a massive, gigantic, HUGE difference. And I understand completely what it means to be tapped out and not have $10.
So, pray, send healing, think of Amy getting well and know how grateful & thankful we all are.