We wont let cancer & cardiac issues stop me!

Hi. My name is TJ. I am 56 years old and I have been a balloon artist for over 20 years.  I was diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer the day before Thanksgiving 2021!  It has metastasized to the liver as well as attaching itself to my uterine wall. 
 My wife and one of our adult daughters is disabled and I am the sole provider. I started chemotherapy in December.  I have subsequently had a cardiac arrest in February and a pacemaker was installed.  My wife then spent 10 days in the hospital with blood clots!  
To say it’s been a crazy time in our lives is an understatement.  I have had to quit working since chemo will start again soon and I will have probably at least another 6 months of chemo then radiation and then surgery.  
Since I am not able to work anymore, we set this gofundme up so that we could get help until disability payments start in late September.  Even then, it only give us about half the income I was making.  
If you can help us out, whether thru prayers, donating and/or just sharing this page with everyone you can, we appreciate it more than you’ll ever know.  Please also watch this space
For fundraisers friends have offered to organize for me. Thanks so much!
  • eric hoaglin 
    • $50 
    • 4 d
  • Melissa Echevarria 
    • $40 
    • 4 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 4 d
  • Thomas Elrod 
    • $200 
    • 17 d
  • Donetta Riley 
    • $50 
    • 20 d
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TJ Belt 
Tunkhannock, PA