My Dad, Ronnie, was recently diagnosed with liver cancer. He and my mother, Melinda, were not prepared for an illness like this. They both still worked and they have no life insurance and no retirement. My Mom has exhausted all her paid time off and is now taking unpaid FMLA to protect her job. They are now living solely off their social security which is not enough to support them let alone cover any other expenses related to my fathers illness. We are seeking additional treatments outside of traditional medicine and we have applied for a grant to cover those expenses.
My brother and I, as well as our families, are willing to do all we can to help. However we know that we cannot sustain our households and theirs long term. We are hoping to raise enough money to pay off their house and what debt they have so that they can support themselves with their social security income.
A lot lot of people have asked how they could help and honestly, right now, this is the best way to help them. My Dad is fighting for his life and my Mom needs to be by his side fighting with him and caring for him. Neither of them need to worry about finances right now. This is the only way I know how to even attempt to elimate that burden for them. Please keep all of us in your prayers as we fight this together as a family.