Chad Mertens

Family, Friends and Strangers, this go fund me account is being set up for my cousin Chad Mertens (46yo), local staples motley resident for his entire life, who has recently been diagnosed with brain cancer.
After experiencing what was thought to be a sinus infection, treated with some antibiotics, then noticing some vision changes- seen the eye doctor, and back to the medical doctor where a MRI was performed. They found an abscess on his brain, right side, behind his ear. Within a week he was having brain surgery, and they removed some of the lesion and sent it for testing. He is recovering well from the surgery, but no one is ever prepared for the news they received.
The results were devastating, and came back as a very aggressive form of "terminal" cancer called a glioblastoma.
On top of all of this, his wife Debbie Mertens also lost her job. She is going to be staying home to be by Chads side as his treatments begin, (another brain surgery, chemo, and radiation) and they could really use your support. Let's bind together as a community to lessen the burden this family is already facing.
Chad and Debbie are two of the most giving and appreciative people I know.
There will also be a benefit coming (date, place and time to be determined) so watch for this event as another way to come help support this amazing family.
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    • $100 
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    • $20 
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    • $20 
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    • $100 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Lori Knudson 
Motley, MN
Chad and Debbie Mertens 
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