Many of you know that Robert has been fighting Stage 4 metastatic melanoma for the past three years. What many of you may not know is that in doing so, Lisa has had to take on the role of full-time caregiver and cut her self-employed work load down to nothing with the most recent turn of events. Other than the sadly insufficient amount of Robert's Social Security benefits, this is how we support our family at present.
Lisa can't go to work full or even part time because caring for Robert is unpredictable and constant. Trips to the emergency room pop up. Hospitalizations happen. Hands-on care is required. He's unable to walk. He's unable to dress himself. He's unable to fix his own food or drink or manage his own medications. He needs assistance with all areas of daily living activities. Lisa is his sole caregiver.
In February 2018, Robert was diagnosed with a rare complication called leptomeningeal carcinomatosis. This diagnosis typically carries with it about a six-week life expectancy. So far Robert is beating those odds! And he plans on continuing to do so for as long as he possibly can. The support we receive from all of you, both monetarily and just in thoughtful prayers and well wishes, help him to stay strong in this fight for his life.
Please help us continue to focus solely on his care and extending his life for as long as we possibly can.
We love you all so much and thank you for your generosity in assisting us through his fight.
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