During the month of June last year, Daryl Haynes noticed an extended lump from his abdomen. After multiple tests, scans, and consultations, he was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma. In short terms, it is an aggressive cancer that can arise in and outside of the lymphatic system. His mass invaded his spleen, parts of his stomach, pancreas, and colon. In August, he was hospitalized due to anemia caused by two ulcers in his digestive track. One of these ulcers was caused by the mass rubbing against his organs. When being admitted into the hospital, his blood level was at a 4.6 when it should usually be around 14-18. The doctors were amazed that he was even walking and talking. He stayed in the hospital for nine days and during that time he started his chemotherapy treatments. After he got out of the hospital, he continued doing chemotherapy for six months. In January of this year, they stopped his treatments to give his body time to heal. About a month later, he went in for a pet scan, which uncovered that the mass had shrunk but there was still some of the mass in his spleen. It became clear that surgery was the best option when doctors told him that it was his only hope to eventually put him into remission. A couple months later, in May, he had a full splenectomy with parts of his stomach, colon, and pancreas removed due to scar tissue. As a result of the surgery, he will have to spend the rest of his life carrying antibiotics and avoiding infections. He is still expected to need more chemotherapy and a possible bone marrow transplant. His and his family’s lives will be forever changed; he can no longer get a job and his oldest daughter had to sacrifice going to college to help take care of him. His wife is no longer able to work as often making the financial situation in the home strenuous. This gofundme was set up in order to help pay for the stacking medical expenses, food, and family transportation. Thank you for reading his story and offering your support.
Daryl Haynes, Tez Haynes, Jordan Haynes, and Madison Haynes