A Gift for Bo

As many of you know, my father was recently diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.  I had the opportunity today to go with him for a follow-up visit to the oncologist where I discovered that he intends to keep fighting this horrible, debilitating disease with all his might.  The strength and determination he shows is extraordinary, and I cannot adequately describe the pain of having to watch him go through this.  Over the last few days many people have asked about ways that they can contribute and help my father and us through this difficult time.  We sincerely cannot thank everyone for all of the support and generosity we’ve already received.  My father is currently undergoing intense chemotherapy to fight the cancer that grows inside him.  As a result, he has become nearly bedridden for large portions of the day as his strength, energy, and mobility have slowly dwindled.  For this reason, we want to make him as comfortable as possible and have opted to purchase him a high-quality adjustable bed so that he can at least enjoy some activities (e.g., reading and watching TV) from bed.  If you know him, then you would certainly understand that this is something that he would totally be against.  He would not want anyone to dedicate valuable resources to such a luxury, but it is something that we want to do—for him.  He truly deserves it.  We originally wanted to take him on a vacation of a lifetime, but due to his current condition, he is unable to travel.  For those who have been asking for a way to help out, assisting us in this effort would surely be a generous gesture.  We have set up a GoFundMe page to raise monies that would offset such a major expense.  Please keep my father in your thoughts and prayers as he continues to stand strong in the battle of his life.  He knows nothing about this, so please refrain from mentioning anything to him as you visit.  We want this to be a surprise.

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  • Terry and Don Colbert 
    • $100 
    • 43 mos
  • Janet Greenwood Hargrove 
    • $160 
    • 43 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 43 mos
  • Christina Nawrocki 
    • $100 
    • 43 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 43 mos
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Organizer

Jesse Johnson 
Organizer
Columbia, SC
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