Many of you know Dave Brinkley, either from Northern York High School, in one of his many bands or as the father of Christopher, Rachel and Daniel Brinkley and husband of Teena.
You may also know that for over5 years Dave has been fighting Multiple Myeloma, a blood cell cancer. In multiple myeloma, the bone marrow produces excessive amounts of abnormal plasma cells.
He has since acquired Leukemia, AML (Acute myeloid leukemia), a fast-growing form of cancer of the blood and bone marrow, which can be common when fighting off other types of cancer.
Dave has now been diagnosed with spinal cord cancer and has to have a port put in his head in order to get the chemotherapy put directly into his brain.
While he and his wife have great jobs, the % they have to pay as co-pay and deductible, along with the extremely high prescription costs has become overwhelming.
Dave has worked throughout his treatments whenever possible, and his work ( Culligan- Mechanicsburg) has been wonderful. He has also worked "extra" band jobs when he felt good to try to keep up with the bills.
His wife also works full time working extra when she can to get the bills paid.
But their savings has become exhausted and they are looking at months ahead as Dave enters into "in patient" chemo and another stem cell transplant.
They need our help.
Dave has been there for us when we need him and I'm asking for your help so that he and Teena can keep up with their bills while Dave goes through this next chapter.
They don't want to lose their house and Dave will need to be off for the next several months of work, without pay, to fight the battle thats ahead of him.
Any dollar amount will help. We appreciate all the support from friends and family over these last few years. He is battling his biggest test over the next few months. Let's not make it harder by having him lose his home and vehicle all while getting thousands of dollars in debt with medical bills.
Thanks so much for everything! I know Dave and Teena will be comforted by your support.
Click the link below to read regularly updated information on Dave's medical progress.