Frank Ridings

Frank's lymphoma cancer has put us in a rough position financially. After going on medical disability (S&A), Franks income declined to 55% of former yearly gross. It has stayed this way for a year now. He has had to sell his motorcycle and some other belongings, as well as close his savings account down. It has been a humbling experience nonetheless.

Any donation or help is appreciated and welcome, although not expected.

Love,

Frank and Kathy
Check out our Caringbridge page for more information on Franks present condition

2/9/21
Well, it's been a long few years and I'm still in the midst of it.
In January 2017 I started my Chemo treatments after having a growth removed rom my neck under my right cheek the size of a small peach. After that first 5 month treatment, I have gone through 3 other treatment series, including the one I am in right now. I started the first week in January 2021 with infusions every 3 weeks. I have 2 - 3 more left. The Large B cell Lymphoma continues to seek a home in my body. I'm informed that I should not have this much chemo in my body but it is the remedy available.

The Chemo  treatments drains my energy and makes my body feel like I just participated in a marathon and am having to continue in it for days. Exhaustion, total body pains and mussel soreness is what I deal with all the time. I have quite the struggle with standing up but once up for a few seconds I'm able to gain my balance and control. My issues make my moving slow and laborious. I'm not as fast or smooth as I use to be.

I am covered with Medicare and private insurance but the deductible and  remainder of uncovered billings are exceeding $10,000 that are left for us to pay. With my medical retirement and Social Security, this debt is only getting a $100 payment each month from us. We desperately need help.

Any and all funds received will be greatly appreciated.

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $500 
    • 17 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 17 mos
  • Judith Diehl 
    • $200 
    • 17 mos
  • Vicki Hodgson 
    • $100 
    • 17 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 (Offline)
    • 52 mos
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Organizer

Frank Ridings 
Organizer
Roscoe, IL