Help Jim Wood fight this cancer

Today, Monday, October 15, the battle has begun with his first dose of three chemotherapy treatments and also the first dose of thirty five radiation treatments. As many of you may ready know, on Tuesday, September 28, Jim was diagnosed with stage four throat cancer. The cancer had spread to his lymph nodes but luckily had not spread beyond that.

Jim showed no signs of cancer or any other illness for that matter. He actually noticed that he had a lymph node that was slightly enlarged and went to his general practitioner on Wednesday, August 1st. With no symptoms showing, Jim's doctor prescribed an antibiotic assuming that he had an infection. When that failed to reduce the lymph nodes, Jim returned to his doctor several more times until finally a biopsy was scheduled and the worst possible results came in.

Jim had listed his business for sale in the hopes of starting to dial back on his workload and enjoying some free time. He has now been forced to drop the price of his business in hopes of selling it quickly and has had to rely on friends of his to run his business while he is gone.

Jim's recovery could take many months and being self employed, he did not have short term disability insurance. Although health insurance will cover cost of the catastrophic bills, deductibles, out of pocket expenses and paying people to run his business could reach into tens of thousands of dollars.

All of Jim's doctors are confident that his odds are good to beat this, however Jim is concerned about the possible mounting bills. Any prayers, well wishes, moral support, or financial donations would be greatly appreciated. All money raised will go towards medical bills and to three good friends who are running Jim's business.

Thank you for your support!!

Ann and Jim Wood
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 34 mos
  • Chet Cooper 
    • $250 
    • 34 mos
  • Mark Stein 
    • $250 
    • 35 mos
  • Gwendolyn Pelnar 
    • $100 
    • 36 mos
  • Sue & Toby Cravillion 
    • $200 
    • 36 mos
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Fundraising team: Jim's teammates (2)

Ann Wood 
Raised $2,825 from 29 donations
Lakeville, MN
Jane Phillips 
Team member
Raised $300 from 2 donations
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