Please help my sister's family!

My wonderful brother in law Joel, an incredibly great husband to my sister Candy for 33 years, father of three beautiful daughters, grandfather to two awesome  grandchildren and just an all around incredible man has been diagnosed with Acute Myeliod Leukemia.  This incredibly strong bonded family has suffered before and has never asked for help.  A little over a year ago Joel, at the young age of 54 suffered a heart attack and went through coronary bypass surgery.  They made it through that trying time, just to be challenged with another, his diagnosis of Leukemia.

Again, this is not a family that asked for help, they weather through storms and stay strong, but this time has really hit them hard.  Joel has been in Northwestern Memorial Hospital in downtown Chicago for three weeks now and will be there for at least another month.  He is going through Chemo now and is suffering the horrific side affects.  His family refuses to leave his side and someone is with him 24/7.

Beyond the medical bills and the loss of his income which by itself is devastating, they are making the three hour round trip drive from Wheaton IL to downtown Chicago daily, paying $24 a day for (validated!) parking, paying for food and beverages at the hospital because they are not allowed to bring any food or beverage items on the hospital floor he is on, and my sister is trying to still go to work to keep some kind of cash flow going.

It is absolutely devastating what Joel and his family are going through and I'm doing anything I can do to help.  This man is the pillar of their family and they are doing everything possible to stay by his side, but the money is running out fast.

I hope most of you know me well enough to know that if you needed help, I would be there in a heartbeat.  I am hoping that you will do the same for me and help me help my sister.  ANY DONATION YOU CAN MAKE, AS LITTLE OR AS BIG AS YOU CAN, WILL BE SO VERY MUCH APPRECIATED! 

Thank you so very much for any support you can offer.  Please feel free to call me with any questions.


Kimmy Craig
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Kimmy Craig 
Wheaton, IL
Candice Selvey 
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