Do-it-all dad, can't do it all

I am a 51 year old Army vet of 20 years, husband and father of two boys. I spent my life being the one who helped everyone, stepped in to volunteer, did it all for family, friends and faith. Never one to say no to someone in need and willing to forego personal comfort to help another person stand tall.

This January I began experiencing numbness and weakness in my left arm, pushed through it, then found a slight lump on my clavicle. After 'working through it' until it became too painful, I sought advice. 

I was diagnosed with a spindle-cell sarcoma on the brachial nerve branch of my left arm. The tumor had grown into the nerve bundle, vascular system and muscle. Biopsy confirmed cancer, seen here as a slight lump above the radiation alignment marker.

At a time when I was planning to return to work as a paramedic following two years of caring for an ailing mother-in-law, I found myself unable to work and with new, huge medical bills. My insurance only covers about half.

Three weeks into radiation, with 4 more to go followed by surgical intervention, I'll be looking at $50,000 in medical bills and an unknown ability to recover full strength and nerve sensation in the arm.

All I've ever wanted to do is be in the service of others but am looking at an uncertain next 12-months for employment and mounting medical costs.

All I need is help with medical costs and enough basic income to see me thorough a year until I can find a suitable job with physical restrictions. 

I appreciate any help from those in a position to do so.

My family wants to offer prayers and blessings to those who can get the 'do-it-all' back to doing it all. 

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