Help with Medical Bills for Dwayne Ashenfelder

Several weeks ago, my brother, Dwayne, was diagnosed with stage 3 colorectal cancer. I won't try to explain what it is exactly. You can find out more by searching on the internet. Here is a link to a pretty good synopsis... 

As with all cancers, the earlier the detection, the "easier" the treatments. Since this wasn't detected until stage 3, the treatments are pretty aggressive. It has involved 5 1/2 weeks of radiation treatments (completed) and  8 weeks of chemo (still ongoing).

After the chemo is completed, they will have other tests run (MRI, ultrasound, etc?) and consult with the doctors to determine the remaining course of action. There may be more radiation/chemo and there will probably be surgery needed as well.

While the doctors have expressed confidence in the outcome of the treatments and surgeries, all the expenses involved in this will be a large burden. Not only is there the cost of all the medical bills, but during much of this time during the treatments and during/after surgery Dwayne has not been (and will not be) able to work. (And will not qualify for unemployment.)

Many of us have been there before...large medical bills and/or out of work. And we know how fast it can all add up!

(As a side note...Just this past week, Micah, Dwayne & Cheryl's youngest son (still at home) started coughing up blood and had to be admitted to the hospital. He is being treated for a "torn esophagus" now. This has just added more to an already heavy burden.)

I know they would very much appreciate your prayers. And I also know, based on my knowledge of Scripture, that we, as Christians are suppose to "bear each others burdens" and to have a giving spirit (since Christ gave to us so freely).  So, I would ask you to pray for them and to give as you think God would want you to.
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Organizer and beneficiary

David Ashenfelder 
Ladson, SC
Dwayne Ashenfelder 
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