A fighting chance, that what Johannes has and he needs your help!
On August 2nd, my dear friend Amber's husband, Johannes was admitted to UMC hospital in Lubbock, TX in a great deal of pain.
After a myriad of tests and scans, it was discovered that he was suffering from a life threatening intestinal blockage. Johannes was taken into surgery on August 3rd, where a large portion of his lower left intestinal tract was removed, along with a large mass and lymph nodes. The surgeon was fairly confident at that point that what they were dealing with was cancer.
Today, on their son Carson's 10th birthday, they found out that Johannes does indeed have Stage 3c Colon Cancer that has spread to his lymph nodes.
There is a chance that Johannes may get to go home from the hospital today, but he has a long road ahead of him, as do Amber, Carson and Callie.
The number one thing that needs to happen now is for Johannes to heal enough from his surgery that he can begin his Chemo treatment, which is currently expected to last 6 months (12 sessions).
What can you do to help?
1. PRAY! Pray for complete and total healing for Johannes.
2. Pray for Amber and Carson and Callie
3. DONATE - As many of you know, Johannes and Amber make a living as so many do, as artists. Unfortunately, this also means that they do not have health insurance. Johannes is going to be unable to play at the rate he and Amber were - it's just physically impossible. This means that their income is going to be very little.
4. Meal Assistance! If you know Amber and Johannes, please offer to send meals to the family. That is one less thing for them to think about. I know gift cards to restaurants would also be appreciated. I will work with Amber's mom to set up a meal train and get that posted on here as well.
On behalf of Amber, Johannes and the kids, thank you! Every single cent adds up and will be so appreciated.