Mikesell family facing uncertain future needs help

34657792_1543203065901090_r.jpegThis is a story about a man, Jon Mikesell and his family.  Jon was diagnosed with cancer in 2016. It happened around the same time a tree fell on his family's home during Hurricane Matthew. The cancer initially started in the kidney but has metastasized to several areas of the spine.   Everything hit at once and any money that they had for college funds or retirement has been wiped out. In addition to being burdened with overwhelming  mounting medical bills,the Mikesell's home is still in need of desperate repairs that were not covered by homeowner's insurance.  The hurricane damage caused major leaks and black mold in their home and most of the flooring needs to be replaced.  Throughout the whole house, there's something that needs to be done.

Jon is holding on to hope and fighting to live, despite that doctors have said no one has outlived this particular cancer and that it is terminal.  Bethany is currently in school, working, and taking care of their 6 children and Jon.  Currently, Jon is having to take time off from work at Massey.  Jon has said, "If I happen to go, it's bad enough for my family to lose me, but to lose our home and everything, it would be hard for me to go leaving that,"

If anyone or any group of people need help,  it is this beautiful family.  The doctors are not optimistic about the prognosis, but we are praying and helping in anyway we can.  We are asking you to join our effort to help this family.

Businesses who are interested in helping with home repairs are asked to contact Mary Ann Thomson, with H20 Church, by emailing maryann@h2ochurch.org. 

Jon and his wife, Bethany have six children ranging in age from 17-7.
Caleb 17
Adria 15
Elijah 13
Cana 11
Gideon 9
Moriah 7

Donations (0)

  • Linda Kitchen 
    • $250 
    • 13 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $500 
    • 4 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 5 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 6 mos
  • Barbara Seckler 
    • $25 
    • 6 mos

Fundraising team (4) 

Rick Sotis 
Organizer
Raised $40 from 1 donation
Ocoee, FL
Bethany Mikesell 
Beneficiary
Mia Sotis 
Team member
Roger Soderstrom 
Team member
This team raised $13,045 from 123 other donations.
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