Unfortunately the kids moved to Tulsa with their mother last August which started an uphill legal process. Christopher went on state active duty in order to fund trips to see his children once a month for the past year and pay for legal fees. On state active duty he was out of town 5 days a week for 10 months. As of this past June the mission was terminated due to lack of funding. About this time he began to notice that something was wrong with his health.
By July, he was on unemployment and diagnosed with Stage 2A Non Favorable Hodgkins Lymphoma. Our lives were quickly changing for the worse. In August we found out the children would not be coming home and that he would have to start paying a quarter of his income to support the children out of state while still funding trips to see them once a month.
Through all of this Christopher has been maintaining a full time student status at a local flight school in hopes of becoming a commercial airline pilot with Envoy. But at times the training has to be put on hold due to his chemotherapy treatments. We hope that he will be in remission by Christmas and able to start work by the New Year. With unemployment running out in October and no clear status with the VA, we are not sure how we will bridge the gap.
He has always been the first to step up for family and friends for anything and everything. He is a great father with a huge heart. Even stepping in to help arrange flight rescues during Hurricane Harvey while on chemo....he always finds a way to go above and beyond, never asking for recognition or praise.
Christopher is a veteran combat helicopter pilot and holds an art degree in Illustration and fashion.
Any help will be appreciated during these trying times.
Christopher has offered to send an illustration as a thank you for any donation received.
Thank you to all of the family and friends who have already graciously reached out, called, visited, sent packages or kinds words of encouragement!
Please feel free to email us for our address or if you have any questions.
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