Many of you may know that both Rob and Laurie Harris. They are fighting a good fight, getting Chemo and Radiation treatments, but they need help.
Rob is an insulin dependent juvenile diabetic (since age 13) who has bad neuropathy in both hands and feet, and is legally blind. Rob also has deep tissue Lyme disease which has affectd his cogntive functions and abilities to do simple tasks. He was recently dignosed with Metastatic Colon Cancer, affecting the liver and has lost 75 pounds. He cannot eat much, is in great pain constantly and will need radiation and surgery to remove the right lobe of his liver. After that he will require an additional surgery to remove a portion of his colon, the extent of which has yet to be determined.
He has been on Social Security Disability and recieves only medicare as his medical coverage with no other source of income. Rob has been told he is ineligible supplemental health insurance until the age of 65. For that reason he had to stop cancer treatment for awhile.
Alone his social security check does not cover regular monthly bills so they struggle to pay what they can, when they can and are always behind. This is a hard thing for independent generous people to face.
What do you do when your primary caretaker gets cancer too? Rob combats his deep depression by cracking many jokes to make others laugh. He's a good sole and needs your help.
Laurie Butterman Harris
Laurie is a sweetheart, a mom first and then a primary care partner. Laurie has suffered from depression since 1996 when she lost their 4 year old son Matthew to Leukemia. Laurie has always put herself last, always helping, doing, supporting, cleaning, shopping, driving, working, nursing and being a good wife, companion and mother.
Laurie was first diagnosed in 2003 with Breast Cancer and after a mastectomy and much chemo and radiation she went into remission until 2014. From 2014 -2016 Laurie recieved medication to keep the cancer at bay and it seemed to work until the doctors found it had spread.
Laurie needs much stronger chemo which leaves her very ill and unable to perform basic chores. She suffers overwhelming weakness from chemo which makes her sleep most of the day. Currently the ACHA is covering Laurie's Chemo therapy but as of January 2018 her premiums will increase 300% and become impossible to continue on their current fixed income. Laurie has beaten this before and with your help she will be given another chance again.
Any donation you can make, no matter how small, would bring so much relief to this family that has been through so much. Th financial support of friends ,family and compaionate people would go far to help the Harris Family to heal.
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