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Deckard Boys Hockey fights cancer

$16,210 of $9,500 goal

Raised by 140 people in 3 months
Maybe it's best if I start at the end and look back. I was diagnosed with cancer & enlarged spleen last week. I also have been diagnosed with extremely risky anemia. This puts a hold on any type of surgery that requires incisions & removal. My Community Health Cancer team meets Wednesday to put a strategy in place. From there we are looking at 6 months best case scenario of treatments, procedures & therapy. After recovering from being blindsided by this, I started thinking how am I going to support my family if I am unable to work. We have the paperwork for going on short term disability. That process can take 60-90 days before you see financial support. And even then it is a drop in the bucket. Our rainy day (hockey $$$)  has been torn apart with copays & out of pocket expenses.
I don't really worry about my journey, I am very concerned Kim & the boys will struggle with running the household. I have been off the grid for quite sometime dealing with both mental & physical health issues.
I am setting my pride aside and asking family & friends to keep us in your thoughts. If you are able to make a small gift it will be put to good use & very appreciated.  If you are available to have a phone chat or visit to bring positive energy towards the fight, that is just as important. Anything local friends are able to do for Kim will take away a lot of my stress. If you are in position to reach out to someone hurting, please do...you don't how lonely you feel during these times unless you have been through it. 
I am going to continue to do my best as a husband, father & friend. I am going to fight this & win. I need you. We need you. I want to minimize the distractions this will create for Kim & the Deckard boys. If you are willing to be part of my support team, please get involved. If you have someone else in your life that you can support please do! I believe social media was meant for these types of sharing....this is a campaign you can join & feel satisfied that you made a difference. Please share our story with your friends & family.
Kim or I will keep folks updated. Thank you for considering being a part of this chapter in our life.

John, Kim, Silas, Ezra & Atticus
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I just wanted to. Thank Everyone who have offered to help out, stopped by or called to check in & your incredible generousity! It has been quite an emotional roller coaster, just blessed knowing how many people our fighting with us. The roller coaster just took another turn. Insurance has denied the procedure & the care center feels it is because they want the biopsy. The other possibility is the referral got miscoded. My patient advocate is scheduling an appeal. In the meantime, I will keep trying to manage.
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Had a great visit with Angie & Micheal Phillips last night! Thank you....Got a quick phone call from my Cancer Care team leader to verify a couple of things. Things are starting to move towards my wellness being restored! Ezra is on his last day of Indiana Sherrif's Leadership camp. We go to a graduation celebration at 4:00.
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