The doctors found a rare cancerous tumor in her abdomen and pelvis area. It was too big to surgically remove without going through chemo, so the plan was to start intense chemo in an effort to shrink the tumor enough to surgically remove it a few weeks later.
Unfortunately, Stacia's body rejected the chemo, her white blood cell count dropped, and she began running a fever. She was able to go home for a day before they admitted her back into the hospital, where she's been since. Each day, we're hopeful. But also each day, we learn of the new challenges: kidneys and intestinal blockage from the tumor, colon ripping from the tumor, intense pain, and a consistent fever. At this point, the doctors say there is no more treatment available for Stacia, and we don't have much time left with her.
As you can imagine, with all of these challenges, Stacia's husband, Chris, and their five children are deeply heartbroken, as is our whole family. Stacia is a great mom, who has always put her family's needs above her own. Even now, though, the family trusts that God is in control and they are grateful that God continues to show his faithfulness in the face of such a difficult time.
It is our hope that you will consider helping us raise some funds for Chris, Stacia, and the kids. The goal is to help the family cover the cost of meals, groceries, and the medical bills that will be coming across Chris's desk in the coming days. Additionally, we know that Chris's paid medical leave from work will be running out soon, and he will have five kids who will need time with their father to help in the healing process. We want to be sure that he doesn't feel torn between being there for his kids and being at work in order to pay the bills.
Please consider contributing $25, $50, $100, or more - any amount is appreciated - to help Chris and Stacia during such a tough time for their family. We are hopeful to raise $10,000 within the next couple of weeks to ease the financial burden on Chris's shoulders.
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