When Cancer comes upon a person it does not decide to knock at the door, it does not ask you how old you are and it definitely doesn’t call to ask if you can afford its visit. Cancer, to all of us is an ugly word that we sympathize with when we hear it, we cringe when we hear a loved one has it and we mourn if they pass.
I have known Nona and Ovi Taut for the better of seven years, we have shared joys, memories, pain and blessings together. Over that time they have become some of my dearest friends and quite quickly family. Nona is my sister in law, my wife’s best friend and even happened to become my neighbor. She grew up a Christian woman, married her first love and endured 13 long years of not being able to have a baby. Five years ago, God answered their prayers and blessed them with a beautiful baby girl, Victoria.
But, two years ago…. When life seemed to perfect, beautiful and simple…. Cancer came knocking. Nona is 39 years old, she was diagnosed with Stage 4 Adenocarcinoma, better known as stomach cancer that has spread to many other parts of her body. Through her journey she has battled and fought a valiant fight. She has endured Chemo therapy, radiation and even the removal of her stomach, pancreas and other organs. After endless months in the hospital, hundreds of tests, countless sleepless nights and a pain that one can only understand when this storm is truly upon them.
Only God knows what his will is and how long our lives last. The challenge that they now face is more daunting than any person can truly imagine. The medical system in this country is so broken that an illness like this not only can take a person’s life, but leave a trail of ruin for all of those behind.
THE MEDICAL AND LIVING DEBTS WHICH THEY OWE AFTER INSURANCE AND THE BATTLE OF CANCER IS NEARING 250,000 THOUSAND DOLLARS AND GROWING WITH WEEKLY ER VISITS AND TREATMENTS. DAY TO DAY LIFE IS HARD, BILLS DON'T STOP.
OVI was and is the sole provider. He has spent his entire life helping those around him giving and extending hands of help with a heart of a true servant of the lord. Many of the people who may see this could attest for his heart. IN THIS TIME OF NEED, I am starting this GOFUND me to help them.
This money will be raised to help with all of the mounting bills that have become so daunting one cannot begin to fathom AND TO SETTLE MEDICAL DEBT ONCE ALL GRANTS ARE APPLIED FOR….
We will fight to apply for different grants, programs and charity programs to help this family persevere through this time and the time to come. I pray that God helps us achieve a miracle with this page and at least conquer something we can control. If your heart feels pressed I ask you to pledge whatever you can. Thank you for reading and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for supporting our family through this time.
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