Just about 8 weeks ago, Darren noticed he was dropping weight and was having issues with acid reflux and digestion. What started as a simple check-in with his doctor ended with a diagnosis of stage 3 esophegeal cancer.
Darren, is the father of 5 girls, and grandfather of several young children; but as many of us know, his family tree knows no bounds as he has been a mentor, teacher and leader to so many of us. A powerful influence in not just the lives of those he shares his blood with, but to our community as a whole.
This form of cancer, although aggressive - is treatable highly aggressive and invasive treatment. We are thankful that he has a treatment plan, and in December, Darren will begin the battle for his life. Utlilizing a combination of chemotherapy and radiation (every day of the week) as well as an invasive surgery to remove a portion of the tumor. Facing at least a year of intesenly rigorous treatment; Darren will need to put all of his energy and efforts towards his health for the coming months, and will be unable to work. Leaving a gap of income, that will be much needed throughout the duration of his treatment plan.
With that said, it is time for each of us to give back to the man who has given us so much! Anything you donate will be used to cover his accruing healthcare costs and support him during this time.
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