If you know my dad, whether it’s the motocross dad who you would see down at the track every weekend working so his kids could race and pursue their dreams, or the dad who is the definition of hard work, always puts his family first, keeps his emotions inside, but most importantly never
lets his pride let him ask for help. That’s where I, his daughter comes in. About 5 months ago my dad went to the doctor to get a mole checked on his lower back, thinking nothing of it and “worse case” they would just burn it off and life would go back to normal. If only it ended up being that easy. He ened up having to go get a biopsy, only to find out it was skin cancer that would now require surgery to removed a 3x5” “patch” off his back where the cancer is at. After contemplating putting off, but thankfully having a new grandson who he wants to be able to watch grow up, my dad has decided to follow though with the surgery which will happen on March 6th, but will unfortunately put him down and away from work for a week. You may think, it’s only a week and his employer will cover it as well as his insurance. This is where the go fund me idea came to life. My dad is his own boss, owning a construction company that consists of just his self, and my brother. Being self employed, he didn’t qualify for medi-cal like my parents were hoping and planning on. Scrambling to try and find a way to either get insurance that wouldn’t cost an arm and a leg, or trying to get enough work to pay for it, they thankfully were able to sign up for Covered California, that will cover the surgery itself, but leaves my parents in the dark about what they will have to pay out of pocket, along with the week worth of work he will be missing while he recovers and his lymph nodes HOPEFULLY push the fluid in the right direction. If you know my mom, then you know she will be right by his side the entire time, including taking time off of work to help with my dad. This will set back my parents financially (which has my dad beyond stressed and nervous) and any child doesn’t want to see their parents struggle so I ask, if you can donate, whether big or little, it would be appreciated!