However, since March Papa Chuck has been in excruciating pain, going to Dr. appt after Dr. appt with nothing but misdiagnoses, unreadable scans & X-rays that we were told were clear, and no conclusive diagnosis-despite multiple trips to different doctors and specialist on the Big Island.
In the passed two months he has lost over 25lbs off his already lean frame, has lost his voice, and been in unbearable pain. His family was at a loss with the insurance company, referrals and the medical system on Big Island, so paid personally to fly him, and Jene’ to Oahu. They went straight to Queens Hospital ER knowing they could expedite his care and diagnoses. After more tests & scans the doctors discovered a large inoperable rapid growing tumor the size of a tennis ball, in his left lung. The tumor is protruding into his heart cavity and restricting airflow, denting his esophagus, and has broken and paralyzed one of his vocal chords, so he cannot speak much.
He needs 6 weeks of daily aggressive radiation, with simultaneous Chemo therapy once a week that is only offered for him on Oahu. So after 2 weeks at Queens hospital he’s been moved to a hotel this week where he and Jene’ will live while he undergoes his treatments.
His spirits are high, and his fight is strong!
During this time while Jene’ is caring for Papa she is unable to work and expenses from flying to and from Oahu, supplies for Papa, emergency costs, food and every day bills at home, etc... will continue to add up and we’re asking for your Kōkua with this if you can.
We are so grateful for your prayers and love as well. The Doctors do believe Papa Chuck is curable and WE BELIEVE he is going to beat this and most importantly HE BELIEVES.
Mahalo for anything you are able to give and please share this for him if you’re able to. Mahalo nui loa from The Green ‘Ohana
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