Things have been a whirlwind since that first day with many trips back and forth to Columbia and many, many tests and procedures. Despite this diagnosis, I have had good news along the way, and give God all the glory! I had a PET scan to see if the cancer had spread any further than the one lymph node and thankfully, it has not! I also had genetic testing done, and again, thankfully, I am negative for all of the genetic mutations for cancer.
I have a few more tests coming this week, and I will have surgery to put in a portacath next week. Two days after that, I will start my first round of chemo. I will have chemo treatments for 5 months, and then, I will have surgery followed by radiation.
I thankfully have a great job as a school librarian and have insurance, but the out-of-pocket expenses are still very high. For example, I will have to pay over $800 for the port procedure. The travel expenses are quickly adding up as well. I have a total of 6 appointments in the coming week and all of them require over an hour drive.
I have faith that God will lead me through this battle, but I know I am in for a big fight and a big financial burden. So many of you have reached out to offer your love and prayers, which are the most important things, but I know many of you want to help in more ways. This gofundme provides an opportunity to those of you who would like to help me and my family financially.
My family and I appreciate you all so much, and we are thankful for our wonderful village! Love and prayers to all of you!
- Brian Reynolds
- Richard Wyant
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