Father Of 3 And Husband Has Cancer

My husband of 8 years and father to 3 children was diagnosed with stage 4 Esophageal cancer on Tuesday, November 28th 2017. He was an over the road truck driver for over 30 years. The day before Thanksgiving he was having serious stomach pains and decided to come home so I could take him to the doctors. We ended up going to the Emergency room thinking the worst issue he may have was gallbladder issues. After an ultrasound and CT scan we were told he had nodules on his liver which prompted an MRI. From the MRI we found he had “spots” on his liver, stomach, esophagus, T12 lumbar and his 9 & 10th rib. They did a gastroscopy and took biopsies from a large mass in his esophagus. Test have all come back it was confirmed it’s Adenocarcinomas esophageal cancer, stage 4. There is not a cure for this. They are just hoping to contain it and allow him a full year to spend with all of us. Unfortunately Richard was definitely the bread winner in our family. He will not have the ability to work any longer due to the intense chemo. Without his income we are unable to pay the costs of the hospital, Doctors, treatments, fuel to get back and forth for us to see him, rent, food and just basic every day costs of living; especially for our children.
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Kiki Harwell 
Orlando, FL
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