Jim's prognosis is based on his ability to recover enough from chemotherapy to receive care for the clots and fluid around his heart and liver. The only treatment that will give him a chance for a full recovery is more chemotherapy to shrink the tumor, which in turn makes it extremely dangerous for more blood clots and tearing in the veins.
As some of you know, after a long period of unemployment, Jim was hired as project manager for Gaylor Electric and it was the job of his dreams. He was just getting back on his feet when this diagnosis occurred. Now he will be forced to apply for disability, which if approved, will not begin for six months. In the meantime, Misty is taking on the financial responsibilities for their mortgage and home expenses, as well as trying to find a way to cover Jim's personal expenses so that he will not lose his vehicle, bikes, and other personal property. She is a middle school teacher and because they aren't married, her school system will not let her take medical leave to stay in Richmond. Because of that, she will either have to take time off with no pay, or make the three hour drive back and forth to continue working as much as possible. Jim's father and sister live in Ohio and will make the seven hour trip as often as possible, but there are circumstances which will keep them from being in Richmond as much as they would like.
Please consider helping Jim and Misty with the enormous financial burden of this illness. It will be so appreciated and only used to keep them afloat during this scary time. If you cannot donate, they would appreciate your prayers, good thoughts, positive vibes, and all the love and light you can send. Thank you.
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