I am creating this GoFundMe Account on behalf of my father Brad Boyd. My father who is a hardworking, caring, man, and father of three girls was diagnosed with Stage Four Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma back in 2001. This news has both shocked and devastated our entire family. He went through chemotherapy for some time and decided to stop because the chemotherapy was causing him to miss work because it would make him ill and he was needed to take care of his girls.
As time went on and all three of his daughters have graduated high school, gone to college, and blessed him with four grandchildren the cancer has gotten worst. My dad is a fighter he is a man who would put anyone before himself and always willing to give the shirt off his back. My dad even through all his health issues he has been facing recently drove across country to come help his oldest daughter who is serving in the Army through her own recovery from an extensive abdominal surgery.
Recently my dad’s health has not been doing so well he the nodules on his body have spread and the two on his head have gotten so large they have burst causing an enormous amount of pain. Recently the doctors have found a tumor in his throat which has caused a lot of swelling making it hard to breath. After going to the ER twice in one week he has been admitted to the ICU at his local hospital and is waiting for a bed to open to be transferred to a hospital that can better suite his needs. He has decided to undergo treatment and is waiting for aa biopsy to find out what branch of Non-Hopkins stage Four cancer he has.
The money raised from this GoFundMe Me campaign will be used to assist Brad with paying for his treatments and his living expenses as he cannot currently work. It will also help the Boyd family to be present with their father, son, & brother as he receives treatment 1.5 hours away from their hometown in Martinsburg, WV.
If you are unable to donate financially, we ask that you say a special prayer for Brad, that his body finds the strength to beat this. As he heads into a very tough few months, he has his sights set on working and spending time with his family to include his beloved pets Millie and Molly. Brad may never be able to beat cancer, but we are in hope that he will be able to spend more time with his friends and family.
May God bless each one of you. Our family appreciates this more than we can ever express.
With all our love,
Laura, Evelyn, Helen, Virginia, and Michael and Brads Grandchildren