Hope for Dirk

This is our Dad. Some people know him as Dirk, others as DVP.

We found out 6 weeks ago that he has aggressive, advanced stage lung cancer. 

The cancer has spread rapidly to his neck and his stomach, making it extremely difficult for him to drink fluids or eat anything. He lost over 30 pounds in one month. 

Since his diagnosis, he has already been through 2 full rounds of chemotherapy. His third round will begin July 18th. 

Ever since starting chemo, he has been unable to work. His wife Dianne has taken to working from home to be able to take care of him and still have a source of income, but it's not enough. 

We are looking to raise money as quickly as possible to help with medical bills, copays and alternative treatment options. Any amount no matter how small will make a difference in my father's life. Please consider donating if you can. We appreciate the support more than you can imagine, and we thank you in advance for your help. 

All our love,
Erika, Sarah and Collin (Dirk's kids)


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Erika Van Pelt 
Quincy, MA
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