I cannot imagine a world without my father. I DO NOT WANT to imagine a world without my father and just the thought of it makes it hard to breathe. His life is in God’s hands and as much as I wish there was something I could do to take this sickness away, I am left helpless. I must clarify though that we are NOT hopeless - for we serve a God of miracles and I will never stop fighting alongside my family for one. However, there are still so many things I cannot do and so many things that are out of my control.
In the midst of all the shock and sorrow, I CAN do one thing - try to help ease the remainder of the days my parents are able to spend together. The honest truth is that my dad will spend the rest of his life tied to a hospital and dealing with the side effects of chemo. My mom has done her best to juggle work with all of the appointments and is trying her best to help my dad through the chemo, but it just isn’t sustainable. She needs to be able to focus on him and spend as much time with him as possible. And he needs her too - so very badly. The love my dad has for my mom after 43 years of marriage is beyond compare. Right now his biggest concern -even in the midst of his health- is the provision of his bride.
That is why I have decided to give this Go Fund Me thing a shot. My goal is that my mom will be able to take a year off from cleaning houses in order that my parents may spend this last season of life TOGETHER. I am taking a step of faith that maybe -just maybe- a community will surround my parents and -one dollar at a time- help carry them through this.
PLEASE spread the word and thank you so much for your love and prayers.
- SUSAN M.
- Dale Ketcham
- Dale Ketcham
- Linda Walker
- Chet Curry
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