Join Craig's Fight Against Cancer

My husband, Craig, was recently diagnosed with aggressive stage four cancer, but we are fighting it. On the day he was diagnosed he wrote the following limerick:

Stuck in the Clinic of Lahey 
Craig: "I'm sick" did say he. 
The Doc said "Yes Sir, 
"Sadly it's cancer", 
So for another night here did lay he. 

The diagnosis is still not exact 
But I must come to grip with the fact 
That this cancer's aggressive 
Beating it would be more than impressive 
A very tough nut to be cracked. 

The hardest will be telling our kids three. 
What a blessing they have been to me. 
Martha will handle it ok 
And Humph will forget by next day. 
But Amelia, a basket case will be. 

Since being diagnosed, he has gone through emergency surgery and was just discharged to home.  Although Craig has to be fed though a feeding tube,  he is a warrior. His doctors are relentless, but there is a long and uncertain road ahead.  The medical bills have started to pile up, and it's clear insurance will only go so far. As of now, it's looking likely they will not cover the home equipment and chemo treatment that could start as early as this week. Anything you can contribute to help me support Craig's ongoing battle would mean the world to us.
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    • $100 
    • 41 mos
  • Anne Beharrell 
    • $85 
    • 50 mos
  • Bach/Lindbloom Family 
    • $70 
    • 51 mos
  • Betty Mugalu 
    • $100 
    • 51 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 51 mos
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Linda M. Smilovitz 
Arlington, MA