PLEASE HELP THIS YOUNG FATHER OF TWO IN THE FIGHT OF HIS LIFE
Patrick Galloway, a 35 year-old father of two - Declan, 4 and Raegan, 1 - desperately needs YOUR help with medical and family expenses while he continues the fight of his life. Our brother, son, cousin, co-worker, and friend has been diagnosed with Stage 4 bladder cancer.
After being back at work for only a month following a COVID-related furlough, Patrick went to the doctor on October 15 to have a lump on his head checked. He was immediately hospitalized and initial tests revealed a large tumor. On Thursday, October 29, he underwent major surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital to remove this grapefruit-sized tumor from his skull.
Biopsies have since confirmed our worst fears - not only was the tumor in his head malignant, it had spread there from elsewhere in his body. Patrick’s cancer originated in his bladder, which is extremely rare for someone his age, and has spread throughout his body - including his head, pelvis, and right leg. He will begin a treatment plan as aggressive as his cancer immediately.
Pat’s employer, Iron Hill Brewery, has assured him he will be able to keep his basic health insurance through them for the time being. However, he will not be able to work for the foreseeable future and was not employed long enough after his COVID furlough to qualify for disability through work. Mortgage payments, medical bills, insurance premiums and co-pays, and other bills have already begun to pile up...
And Patrick needs YOUR help now.
Patrick and his family live in Levittown, Pennsylvania, outside of Philadelphia. He is a graduate of Conwell-Egan Catholic High School. Anyone who knows Pat knows he loves a spirited debate, whether it be discussing sports, politics, music, beer... really anything! He is a die hard Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies, Sixers, Flyers, and Union fan. In recent years he has also become a supporter of Celtic FC thanks to his older brother Connor.
Patrick comes from a large Irish-Scottish Catholic family with strong roots in Philadelphia and Bucks County. His family has launched this GoFundMe campaign to raise money for Pat and his kids so that he has some peace of mind there before starting radiation and chemotherapy.
If you are able, please, PLEASE DONATE what you can AND SHARE THIS campaign with your family & friends on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and by email/text message.
The Galloway Family
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- Marianna McSweeney