This is extremely difficult to write but an experience I know we'll all grow from.Thursday, June 21 2017 we received the news my big bro Chris was having his appendix removed. After successfully removing his appendix we received the difficult news from his doctor that he had recognized a cancerous mass on his kidney.Just days after we receiving that difficult diagnosis, we also learned that my bro's cancer is spreading faster than anticipated and he needs surgery to remove his kidney to hopefully avoid chemotherapy or radiation.Aside from this being difficult emotionally difficult for everyone, without insurance coverage this is also a huge financial burden. Just before his first surgery his wife Hilary had back surgery and has been unable to work.My family and I are reaching out to YOU friends, family and even to heaven for help. Aside from thoughts and prayers my bro Chris needs help to cover his medical expenses related to his cancer. The estimated combined costs of the hospital, surgery, follow ups and treatments are over $100,000 related to the cancer.As a family we're always optimistic and believe everything happens for a reason. Our family is reaching out to you for help. We've also recognized this as an opportunity for us to "pay-it-forward" by helping others going through cancer. We're planning on participating in an annual run for cancer to help raise awareness and money for treatment.More info to follow...THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT!Godspeed."...know thou, my son, that all these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good."