Dan's Medical Expenses

$14,230 of $43,000 goal

Raised by 246 people in 36 months
Cancer.  The one word that can shatter your life and swallow you up in emotions. 

At age 43, my son-in-law, Dan Smoot has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Metatastic Melanoma with Brain Metastases.   Tumor sites are in his left armpit and under his left pectoral muscle, in his chest between the lungs, his adrenal gland, and in the bone of one vertebrae of his lower spine. Radiation treatment is scheduled November 13th, 2015 on three 9mm tumors in his brain. 

If this isn't enough to deal with, the financial devastation of medical expenses is adding an overwhelming amount of stress on Dan and his wife (my daughter), Renee - as well as affecting the children ( ages 16, 2, and 7 months). 

While most of us are gearing up for the holidays, this Marine is preparing himself for the fight of his life.   

I am very humbly requesting financial assistance for this family to help alleviate some of the stress and hardship they are enduring. Anything you can help with will be genuinely and gratefully appreciated.
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Imagine how painful to watch a Dad and his son spending his last days on earth......
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As some of you know, Dan lost his battle with cancer on January 27, 2016. After a brief hospital stay, the doctors told Dan there was nothing further they could do to help him. His decision, along with Renee, was to spend his remaining days at home on hospice where he could be with his family. He was home with his loved ones for a short three weeks before he passed away. During those weeks, we watched a vibrant man become a shell of a man. During those weeks, Renee was continually by his side to offer him comfort. The morning he passed away was a blessing, but filled with incredible sadness.

Renee has been left with the pieces to be picked up. Not only being left as a single mother of three children, but trying to figure out what to do financially. Can you imagine losing your husband after being diagnosed only three months ago, feeling lost, and struggling to keep a roof overhead? Can you imagine getting calls from collectors' regarding outstanding medical bills? Can you imagine trying to sell off furniture to be able to pay bills - just to live?

For those that have donated, we truly are grateful! It's going to take a lot more to help Renee breathe after this devastating life change. Remember that this can happen to anyone at any time. Imagine if it happened to you.......
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Elisa Heinz Reagan
36 months ago
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Dan's radiation went well today. He's a fighter! We knew he was feeling okay when he walked out and wanted to go eat

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Elisa Heinz Reagan
36 months ago

Thank you so very much for your donations today! My heart is so full because of the kindness and generousity of you all. Everything is genuinely appreciated.....

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$14,230 of $43,000 goal

Raised by 246 people in 36 months
Created November 12, 2015
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$20
Debbie Sell
33 months ago

Jamberry Fundraiser earned commission donated to the Smoot Family, it's not much but I am happy to help!

MB
$110
Merideth Brodeur
33 months ago

Through the sale of Valentine's Day infinity scarves, my business was able to raise $110 for the Smoot family. Good luck to your family!

$10
Anonymous
33 months ago
KK
$50
Kimber Kalata
33 months ago

praying for your family during this difficult time.

$100
Anonymous
33 months ago
$100
Anonymous
33 months ago
Elisa Heinz Reagan
36 months ago
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2

Dan's radiation went well today. He's a fighter! We knew he was feeling okay when he walked out and wanted to go eat

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Elisa Heinz Reagan
36 months ago

Thank you so very much for your donations today! My heart is so full because of the kindness and generousity of you all. Everything is genuinely appreciated.....

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