Chris Carver's Lymphoma Fight

Hello, family and friends. I am Shelly Kirby, Chris's Carver's fiance' of six short years. Chris Carver in his mid 40s had never been sick. For the past couple of years Chris has been ,tired, loosing weight, and weak. He had his job at Kraft food in Champaign, IL for 24 years. We have been falling behind every since he lost his job from missing work. Close to two years he has been out of work. In January the strong man he once was laid around for seven days and I finally got him to go to ER. They diagnosed him with bronchial pneumonia. I pleaded they look into this knowing it was in fact more. His face would swell on the left side and he had bulging veins throughout his upper extremities. They finally did X-ray and decided he needed to go to Carle stat. Bam, It's lymphoma, the size of a softball in his mid chest. Chris weight was about 170 pounds. Imagine that pressing on your lungs and pushing your heart out of the way to grow. So Prayers and Chemo it has been. I was taking online classes but no time for that. That added debt. I am finding more work with house keeping and in home healthcare. I also have nerve damage to neck and back. With fibromyalgia, asthma, anxiety, hypothyroidism, and more. Bones, muscles, and joints with problems. Our car is a rust bucket and our only means of transportation. My bank account has been closed out. We do not have cable. My son pays for Chris and I to have our phones. My landlord pays all utilities due to it being included in our rent. We have hit rock bottom. I have gone to the township for help only to feel absolutely humiliated, I left sobbing. I asked for help through liheap, no help there. He can't go on unemployment due to not being able to accept a job. Disability has turned us down. We now have an eviction notice. I heard of go fund me through a family member. She said your desperate, it's worth a shot! Now I pray for Your heart to be kind enough to help in any way. Please

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Shelly Cruse Kirby
Farmer City, IL

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