In my generous sister's own words:
"To all those who have had cancer,or been a caregiver for someone who has suffered from cancer, you have my deepest sympathy. I really didn't realize how devastating it is. In a heartbeat, your whole life changes. I'm a simple woman who never needed much to make me happy, but these days feeling happy is hard to come by. Cancer has stolen my happiness, security, and so much more. As bills pile up and money has dwindled away, I feel like I'm dying myself a little day by day. Trying to stay positive and strong is getting so hard when everything around me is falling apart. I live in fear every minute of every day for the outcome of this monster who has taken everything from us. I will however do my best to stay strong for my husband, for him not to see me cry or worry, or know that inside I'm falling apart. I pray now every day that my husband will beat this. And for the rest of you who are going through this, that God watches over you and gives us all strength to beat the battle. My heart and prayers are with you all. So live every day like it's your last and be kind to others. You don't know what burdens they carry."
After missing work throughout the summer of 2017, Terry was diagnosed with Cancer of the Head and Kneck just before Thanksgiving. He had extensive surgery just before Christmas. To say that their holidays were ruined is an understatement.
Terry has undergone 3 other surgeries since then, and is now undergoing radiation and chemotherapy. He has lost the ability to eat so is using a feeding tube.
Because I can't make this cancer go away and feel helpless I thought I could at least do this. Terry and Susan don't want to ask for help so I am. I'm asking people to reach into their hearts and say a prayer for Terry's full recovery. I'm also asking people to reach into their pockets and give whatever they can.
Thank you in advance for any help you can give!
- Dwight and Diane Vickers
- Mike S
- scott smith
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