Bruce Finister needs your help. His whole life he worked to help and give back to others. Whether is was teaching karate, coaching softball, or volunteeringat the kids' schools. You name it, he was there. He has touched a lot of lives in his lifetime never expecting anything in return, and now he needs everyone else. He is battling for his life. Two years ago on November 7, 2013 he was disgnosed with pancreatic cancer and told he was not going to live. Then on November 18, 2013 he underwent a serious surgery, a whipple procedure, to try and save his life. He wasn't supposed to live through that either, but two years later he still stands, a fighter. He has undergone extensive treatment, chemotherapy, radiation, and cancer clinics. He spends his days visiting doctors offices trying to find some alleviation from the pain he has suffered. But yet he continues to fight. He even pulled it together enough to coach his daughters softball team this year and referee a karate tournament, despite all the pain he was experiencing. He never gives up! Several months ago he began to love weight and his condition worsened. The profile photo on this page reflects his current weight and state as of this moment. Recently things took a turn for the worse and on November 7, 2015 he was rushed into the emergency room with a blood sugar of 22; which is considered comatose. He shouldn't have survived that, but he did. He ended up spending over 16 days in the hospital trying to get his strength up. Our goal was to have him home for thanksgiving, which we did. He was sleep most of the day, but having him there was still a blessing. He has beaten the odds time and time again. There is an anointing on this mans life, he just needs some support on his road to recovery. Bruce is a fighter, and continues on everyday. If you have the means to, please help the family and donate to our campaign to get him better. Or share it on your page so we can touch more and more lives to get some assistance. Now that he is home, he is unable to care for himself. The family has to care for him 24 hours a day as we work to rehabilitate him. And the costs are expensive.
Anything helps, we will receive it with gratitude. The family and Bruce are so appreciative of all the outpouring love, support, and kind visits to him through this time. We could not habe done it without any of you and your prayers!
The Finister family
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