Recently, my step dad (Mike Hillman) was diagnosed with lung cancer. He's an amazing man, father, husband, stepfather, grandfather, dog grandpa, and son.. not to mention, a veteran of the USMC. He had been misdiagnosed for about a year and thought he had pneumonia. Once a plan of action was formed, surgery had to be moved up and done quicker because of some complications. He ended up having his whole lung removed and is at home recovering now. (With a really cool scar, he said)
Unfortunately, a few ER visits have been part of his recovery and he will start chemo and radiation within the next few weeks. He does not have disability and will be off work for some time, so I figured maybe we could get some help here. His attitude is amazing! He's been talking about seeing his kids, grandkids, mom, and all of his other family in MI.. plus he's already planning his marathon races after all of this is over! He will probably want to punch me for posting this but I'll give him coffee and all will be okay again :)
To add to this, he also works far from home and normally rides his motorcycle to work. He will be off work for awhile but when he goes back, he will also need a vehicle.
Basically, life has thrown them a curve ball (a really fast moving one) and they're doing their best to handle it day by day. I don't want my mom or Mike to be stressing over all of this when their energy needs to be going toward recovery. Please help if possible... whether it's donating, sharing this post, praying, putting out good vibes... whatever it is you're able to do, the people that love him would greatly appreciate it!!
- Brandon Holliday
- Ali Hoover
- Billy Grayson
- Jeff and Carrie Leiter/Knowles
- Georgia OBrien
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