A few short weeks ago my Dad went into the hospital because he was having problems with his glucose levels (he's a Type 1, insulin dependent diabetic). During the course of his stay, a spot was noticed on his lungs. We received the call yesterday aft
ernoon that he has inoperable, stage 4 squamous cell carcinoma of the lung, that has spread to the chest wall and lymph nodes. In addition to that, he was officially diagnosed with something we have suspected for a long time, which is Dementia. If there is any blessing in this situation, the latter diagnosis is it. He can carry on grand and happy conversations of things that happened a long time ago, but his recollection of yesterday is not quite as good. He lives in Arizona and I in Northern California. My husband was laid off from work in July of 2010 and since then unemployment has run out and the savings that we took to start a business has run out so with the recent news I have no way to get my kids to see their grandpa, nor I to see my dad before he passes. I'm hoping to raise enough for all of us to fly but I'd even settle for gas money to drive the 15 hours each way. I would be so eternally grateful for any help. Thank you, many blessings.