Just over a month ago, Luis was turning yellow and felt sick. After seeing his primary care doctor for several weeks to no avail he went to the ER where he was immediately sent for treatment in San Francisco and was diagnosed with a very rare form of Stage 2 Bile Duct Cancer (which normally only occurs in people 70+). Hearing this news and being only 39, it was a shocking blow to their young family of 6.
Fast forward to now, this aggressive cancer has now progressed to Stage 4 in a matter of weeks. The doctors have advised removing part of the liver (and thus part of the tumor) is no longer an option for Luis and at best they can prolong his short life, not save it. He and his family cannot accept this as Luis must fight this disease to the end not only for himself but for his 4 children.
Now they are faced with trying to get to a more specialized hospital such as the Mayo Clinic which has the top doctors in the field. However, this comes at a very significant financial cost. Being the sole provider for the family and no longer able to do work at the winery where he has spent his whole career, their only option at the moment is to sell their house and use what little equity they have in order to get as far as they can before the medical bills consume them.
As a father, his greatest concern is his family, how to provide for them now and in the future (without being able to work given his condition, no life insurance, and a small savings now gone to the medical bills). As friends and family, it would be great if we can help to alleviate this concern so his main focus can be directed at healing…..as it should!
Hopefully he CAN and WILL beat this!! However, as I’m sure you can imagine, with a mountain of medical bills and several young mouths to feed, support, and put through school……….He and his family need our help in this extremely difficult time. It is not in Luis’ character to ask for help so we are doing it for him.
Any prayers and financial contribution you are able to donate are not expected but greatly appreciated!!!
PLEASE HELP US TAKE THIS WORRY OFF HIS PLATE, SHOW OUR SUPPORT, AND MAKE SURE HIS KIDS ARE TAKEN CARE OF NOW AND IN THE ROUGH TIMES THAT LIE AHEAD! No contribution is too big or too small.