My father, Junior, was diagnosed with Stage 1B Pancreatic Carcinoma Cancer on July 19th, 2014. It has been a great struggle for my family since the diagnosis as my father has been in and out of the hospital due to many complications and a few scares that have resulted in week long hospital stays. This disease has caused my dad to no longer be able to work which has greatly hindered his ability to provide for his family the way that he always has. My whole life I have only known my father to be a hard working, husband and father, who has done everything he could to provide for his family at the sacrifice of his own mind and body. Anyone that knows my father knows that he is as tough as they come, but he's always been there for his family and friends to help out with whatever was needed. He has done so much for his family and friends without ever asking for anything in return, and even in this unfortunate state with a deadly illness and many bills piling up, he still has not asked for help, nor does he expect it. I am very fortunate to have such an amazing father and family, but the bills are starting to pile up, and the stress of these issues keep arising and causing great pain and anguish to my family. I am trying to do everything I can to help my family out by taking some of the stress of money problems off of their minds. I think it is time that we all paid our dues, myself included, and helped out a great man and his loving family in these hard times. My family does not know that I am trying to raise funds to help out, so please help me give them the greatest surprise and miracle they need during these dire times. I am calling upon my family, friends, acquaintances, and anonymous persons to please share this story and donate whatever you may be able to. Every little bit helps, no matter how big or small, whether it be monetary value or something as simple as sharing his story or sending prayers his way. I would like to thank you all in advance, and again, I hope you all can share this as much as possible. Thank you!
This picture is my mom and dad at the beginning of the summer before a night out with the neighbors. Petey and JuneBug don't get to enjoy these types of days too often now as he does not have the strength and energy he once had.
This is my family a couple years ago at my Uncle's Wedding. These are the pictures and memories I like to look at to see a happy, healthy dad and family.