3 mos. ago he was working as a remodel specialist out of state, he was suffering weakness, weight loss, and an infected jaw with a lot of pain. It was the jaw that got him in to see a Dr.
He was diagnosed at UCSF in the bay area, the preliminary diagnosis sent him home to seek treatment. The biopsy confirmed the type, and scans showed he had stage 4 Lymphoma, with LOTS of involvement.
The day of his initial scan, blood work showed his organs were failing, and he was immediately admitted at Holy Family, where they battled for weeks to save his body. 14 days in ICU, and a highly aggressive chemotherapy protocol.... his body was fighting!! Blood work showed a good response, the lymphoma drastically reduced and there was hope.
His treatment is AWFUL, but it's working! He spends about a week in the hospital for chemo, and then he gets a week or so at home between treatments. He's made it through 3 treatments so far, 6 more to go before the next scan.
He is struggling financially, unable to work. Making it to appts an hour away (unable to drive), costs of uncovered medications, he's struggling for quality nutrition, and is at risk of losing what remains of his livelihood and possessions, bills have piled up, he's lost his home. HE NEEDS HELP and soon.
So many amazing people have stepped in to assist how they can, prayers have been answered and he is so very grateful. Bret is a good man, productive, helpful, kind. He's the guy that fixes things for people, and creates beautiful spaces.
PLEASE, anything helps right now, even a small donation might help get him a transport to treatment, nutritional drinks, save his tools in storage, keep his phone on. He's really getting by with nothing right now, and he's not one to ask for help. I'm praying and asking for him.
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