March 2020, my dad Kirk
started undergoing intense chemo treatment for pancreatic cancer. He was suffering with horrible stomach pains prior. He was in and out of dr appointments. Multiple tests where done to try and find out the cause. Eventually he received the news, he has pancreatic cancer. Drs said surgery is possible, if the size of the cancer can be reduced. So in March, the chemo started. Once chemo bega n it hit and it hit hard. He was told by drs what side effects he could experience and he experienced them all! At this point he was no longer able to work to make a living. His full time job was now fighting cancer and dealing with chemo.
From the cancer and chemo he dropped weight, was sick and much weaker. In my eyes my dad was always tuff as nails, I never thought I’d ever see him like this. And definitely not at this age. But now this is reality.
During the summer his chemo was switched to less intense, but more frequent treatment. But there’s still no escape from the effects chemo has. His cancer markers continue to drop and the drs say the chemo is working. Scan after scan there so far hasn’t been any reduction in tumour size. However we believe we’re getting close to that scan where the Drs say “Kirk it’s reduced in size!”.
I want my dad to focus on his fight! To focus on healing. To focus on the love and prayers sent his way. To focus on BEATING this cancer! To focus on his dreams for the future and the amazing things in life there is to look forward to!
I’ve started this go fund me on behalf of my family to support my dad during this time. Because of cancer and chemo, working for a living is not an option right now. The government only gives out so much for medical leave, and day to day living is expensive no matter how frugal you try to be. I don’t want the stress of bills, house payments and groceries to become overwhelming.
I’m asking everyone to share his story. Please help me gather support for my dad while he’s fighting his beast! I can’t express how proud of him I am❤️. I know he can do this!
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- Chris Marshall
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