Help my dad (Mark) fight Lung Cancer

My name is Jared and September of this year was the worst time of my entire  life, that's when I found out that my dad Mark Childress has small cell lung cancer. I felt as if my world had ended. I had just lost my papaw  a month before this devastating diagnosis. My family is having a difficult time, my mom is the sole caregiver of my dad, and she is trying to work weekends, take care of him, and take him to his cancer treatments during the week traveling 190 miles a day to Nortons Cancer center. So far my mom has been doing her best, and didn't want to, but now knows she is going to have to ask for help with traveling expenses and treatments.

The lung cancer was caught hopefully in an early enough stage that my dad just might have a chance with strong chemo and radiation his chances are good.Small cell is a very aggressive cancer and we know that he is very blessed to have even a chance at survival. He is taking chemo every 3 weeks and radiation 5 days a week right now and is feeling so sick and fatigued. With your help,  we can make sure he  gets to the cancer center and that my mom can continue to care for dad without worrying so much about how she will be able to do everything she needs to do. 

My father Mark, is a very caring man that always helped everyone he could that needed help with something, whether it be helping pull someone out of a ditch after they got stuck, grading their driveway, plowing out their gardens, or changing some tires, never asking for anything in return, that's the kind of man he is, everyone that knows him would say that was true. He is the father of 4 boys, grandfather to 2 granddaughters, and 1 grandson, married to my mom for 36 yrs.

My dad also makes the most beautiful baskets! He also taught us boys, and my mom Malinda to make them.  White Oak baskets has been in our family for generations, My dad just wants to be able to continue the tradition with us as a family for many more years to come, hopefully by the grace of God that will happen.

Please help out with anything that you can afford, every bit of help will be so appreciated.
Thank you all!


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Organizer and beneficiary

Jared Childress 
Cub Run, KY
Malinda Childress 
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