BILLY's BATTLE THRU BLADDER CANCER

A long time employee of our company, Billy Duvall has recently been diagnosed with Bladder Cancer.  Billy is a devoted and well respected co-worker.
     Billy has been a valued driver of Fogle's Refuse, LLC (d/b/a Area Refuse Service) for more than thirty years.  He performs his duties every day regardless of what else may be happening and rarely misses time from work.  He is an exceptional employee and is proudly considered part of the Fogle Family.
     For the past several months, Billy hasn't been feeling well.  Instead of missing time from work, he ignored the pain!  When he was finally evaluated by his physician, multiple tumors were detected.  Billy was diagnosed with Bladder Cancer!
     Dr. Falvio Kruter with the William E. Kahlert Regional Cancer Center located in Westminster was chosen for his treatment.  Billy was advised that he must undergo In Depth Chemotherapy Treatments as well as a Radical Cystectomy.
     He is now facing the high cost of his annual deductible as well as months of continual co-payments.  The Co-Payment  alone for each Chemotherapy Treatment is $200.00.  Billy's recovery time from the surgery is expected to be anywhere from six to ten weeks.  He will be recovering at home and unable to work, with no means of income.  
     As Dr. Kruter felt that a quick and aggressive approach to treating Billy's cancer was needed, Billy began Chemotherapy Treatments in January.  He will receive a total of eight (8) treatments (consisting of two back to back days every other week) at the Cancer Center.  As such, he has been missing time from work as his treatment occurs during the week.  
     For those who may know BIlly, you may also be aware that his wife of almost 39 years has had her own health issues and was hospitalized for over three months this past year.  Sharon continues to struggle on a daily basis making it impossible for her to return to work.
      As Billy is a devoted husband, his love and concern for his wife and her well being was put before his own and unfortunately, he now faces a fierce uphill battle of his own.  
     As we know, life goes on. . . . and doesn't stop due to a bump in the road!  Billy has been the only source of income for the past year and will now also be unable to work and, at this time, is unsure of how long that may be.
     Billy has been driving the same refuse route for so many years that we have had many customers  who have heard of Billy's health issues, contacting us asking how they might help. 
     Billy and Sharon are proud individuals and as such, we felt that we as his Employer, needed to step in and put Billy's story out there.   By creating this Go Fund Page we are hoping that anyone who may wish to help Billy Duvall with his Battle Against Bladder Cancer will look into their hearts and make a contribution.  No amount is too small.  All monies received will go directly to Billy and Sharon to be used toward medical bills, household bills, etc.  Our hope is that we raise enough money to hopefully, lessen at least some of the burden from them, so that Billy may concentrate on putting all of his strength into his recovery and thus Survival of the Cancer.
     Thank you for your concern, prayers and well wishes! We will do our best to keep you updated on Billy's progress.   Please Share this to your Friends and Family.

Donations

  • Edmund Broderick  
    • $100 
    • 25 mos
  • Michele Olfky 
    • $50 
    • 26 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 26 mos
  • Julie Hamm Pletcher 
    • $30 
    • 26 mos
  • Leigh Broderick 
    • $100 
    • 26 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Billy Duvall 
Organizer
Sykesville, MD
William Duvall 
Beneficiary
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