CANCER SUCKS - Help Jesse Fund

$9,616 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 100 people in 23 months
Chet Waltman
on behalf of Carol Waltman
 STANDISH, ME


CANCER SUCKS!   We all may think of how devastating it is to be diagnosed with Cancer, but when you are the one diagnosed with this illness….it is quite different.  First, you think – why is this happening to me?  Then, am I going to make it through this and if I do, how can we afford the treatments?

Cancer has impacted everyone’s lives on many different levels and statistics say that 1 of every 2 men and 1 of every 3 women could develop cancer in their lifetime.   I cannot imagine dealing with the stress of cancer, let alone the expenses that would pile up.  Then add having to have the treatments done hundreds of miles from the comfort of your home and loving family.

Cancer has again unexpectedly impacted our family.  As many of you may know, Jesse (our brother, friend, co-worker, uncle and Pep) was recently diagnosed with lung cancer.  In just a few short weeks he, his wife Carol, their children and grandchildren have been through a whirlwind of emotions as you can well imagine.  

After receiving some pretty shocking news from a local doctor, Jesse and Carol quickly decided to get a second opinion.  Their decision thankfully landed them at a Cancer Specialty facility in Pennsylvania with a plan to attack the cancer cells.   

 
The initial chemo and radiation treatments begin this week  in Philadelphia and will take months.  The trip to and from the hospital, from where they are staying, is one and a half hours each way.  This must be done at the time that the facility dictates and could be during the morning or evening rush hours.  Adding to their stress, imagine being from “small town” Madawaska, ME and being thrown into driving into the heart of Philadelphia daily! 

Unfortunately, the world does not stop while all this is going on.  In addition to the normal daily expenses in life, now there are travel expenses, and being away from home for months and then there are all the Medical expenses that exceed their insurance or not covered.  The bills, however,  continue to come in and seem to multiply. 

Neither Jesse or Carol can work during his treatments.  No one really knows when/if he will be able to go back to work.  Carol, being self-employed, doesn’t get paid when she isn’t working.  This only compounds the expenses with the loss of their income.

Jesse and Carol have always been there to help others through Jesse’ music or Carol’s countless hours on the board of Trial and Error.  Now, they need our help.  Can we count on you?

Thank you for taking the time to read this. We are hopeful you will be able to help us make this campaign successful.  Together, we can help to releive some of their stresses .  Please consider a generous donation!  It will also help if you can pass this on to others who can/will help by sharing the GoFundMe campaign to your/their Facebook page or emailing the link below to your contact list.   

https://www.gofundme.com/CANCER-SUCKS-Help-Jesse-Fund

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Please make checks out to Chet Waltman with cancer fund on the memo line.

Chet Waltman
CANCER SUCKS - Help Jesse Fund
110 Rolling Hills Dr
Standish, ME 04084

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Jesse and Carol are leaving home again on another journey to PA for SEVEN weeks. Please keep them in your prayers. Anything you can do to help would be appreciated.
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Jesse and Carol are at home resting and getting the daily routines back in order. Unfortunately, it won't be for long. Jesse and Carol will be traveling back to PA for another 6 weeks of treatment. They still need your help and support. Please consider contributing to help with daily expenses they continue to encounter.
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After visiting with Dr. Langer Thurs. we have some news. Overall he's pleased with me. Wants to do scans before we start more treatments. Yes 6 more intense therapy. 3 weeks, one week off 3 more weeks done. This all taking place by Aug. 23,23 so it continues and by the grace of GOD will be over! We got to spend some very quality time with Denny which for me means so much. He definitely one of us! lol As Den and Leslie and the Nocito's get ready for Ireland I wish them a safe trip and see ya in Aug. Love You All Guys and Gals!
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Today is Jesse's last radiation treatment!
Jesse holding his newest grandbaby.
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Megan Waltman
23 months ago
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To all of those reaching out and helping my family, thank you. Thank you so much! I hope that this will help ease my parents minds during treatment and while being so far from home.

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Albert Lachance
23 months ago
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SO SORRY

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Jacqueline Taormina
23 months ago
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Being a Survivor myself I know exactly how hard it is everything changes in your life but the one thing that don't change is the support, the love of family and friends.. . Think positive and listen to your Drs.. wish you well Jesse and Carol wish you some peace and your mind... love you guys

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Raised by 100 people in 23 months
Created May 20, 2017
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JH
$100
john hebert
18 days ago

Jesse - It was great seeing you on Saturday. Hang tight, stay tough. Take care, John Hebert

DC
$250
Deb and Jim Cartwright
21 months ago

Waltman Strong ... love you

MC
$100
Mike Cowie
21 months ago

Stay strong, wishing you the best.

KZ
$20
Karen Zabenko
21 months ago (Offline Donation)
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BB
$200
Bruce Babin
21 months ago
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Hey Cous, take care and keep rockin' on!!

Megan Waltman
23 months ago
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To all of those reaching out and helping my family, thank you. Thank you so much! I hope that this will help ease my parents minds during treatment and while being so far from home.

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Albert Lachance
23 months ago
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SO SORRY

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Jacqueline Taormina
23 months ago
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Being a Survivor myself I know exactly how hard it is everything changes in your life but the one thing that don't change is the support, the love of family and friends.. . Think positive and listen to your Drs.. wish you well Jesse and Carol wish you some peace and your mind... love you guys

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