Color for the Cure - Dalen Johnson


Our father Dalen.  In our lives growing up we never had a lot of money, but one thing we did have was a father who was there for us.  One who would come to our games, encourage us when we needed encouraging, council us when we needed advice, loved us with everything he had because we were the most important part of his life to him.  

Mid December my father was helping my mom down the stairs to go to bed when she noticed a lump on his neck.  He went in to the doctor and got a scan.  Then on Christmas Eve he got the news that he had lumps on multiple organs including a golf ball sized one on his neck.  Eventually he got the one in his neck removed and it was tested to reveal that he has Germinal B-Cell Lymphoma.  

He started Chemo last Thursday February 22 and will have 5 more sessions over the next 17 weeks.  His odds are good.  There is a 60% chance that the first round of chemo will take care of it.  And if it doesn't, then he will get a second round and he would have a 50% chance of beating it that time.  

Although his prognosis is not the worst it could be and we are hopeful and prayerful, one thing that is starting to pile up is the bills.  With all of this going on he has been unable to work at his job driving Uber since early December and we don't know when and if he will be able to come back to it.  We are trying to raise money to get a little stress off of him and my mom during this time.  Anything you can give would help tremendously.  

During this whole ordeal the main thing that our dad has been trying to do is spread joy, spread love and most importantly spread the word of God.  Everytime he goes anywhere he tries to be an example to everyone around, a living example of God's love and Goodness.  His life verse through this whole ordeal has been Romans 12:1

Present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God.  Romans 12:1

"Color For the Cure" the reasoning behind this title is our father's favorite kind of shirt is Tye-Dye, as you can see in all of his


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