In November of last year Pastor Tomm Gordon was about his business of pastoring The Edge Foursquare Church in Edgewood, Washington, when he noticed a lump under his arm. As a husband, father of 2 small children, and senior pastor, Tomm had many responsibilities to tend to but wisdom said he should get this checked out.
The initial appointment called for testing and further investigation. At the conclusion of a mammogram, X-rays, CT scans, PET scan and an eventual surgery to remove the tumor, Tomm was diagnosed with Stage 3 malignant melanoma skin cancer.
This began Tomm’s journey of 30 weekly radiation treatments as well as ongoing Opdivo (a form of chemotherapy). The radiation treatments have been completed but now there are 2 more nodules in his chest. Another surgery is scheduled in early May.
This has disrupted the whole family. Tomm has side effects from the treatments which impair him from being the pastor he has always been. In addition, his wife is trying to care for Tomm, the kids, and her father who has been diagnosed with cancer as well. As you can imagine, this family’s life has been turned upside down. While facing cancer has its own challenges, having to worry about finances, as the insurance is insufficient, can be overwhelming. For this reason, I am asking you to prayerfully consider making a contribution, large or small, to help defer the medical/living expenses that have incurred and will continue to incur during their journey.
My goal is to raise $75,000 to help this family. I have known Tomm for several years and found him to be a loving husband and father who is dedicated to sharing the gospel and living a life of humility and integrity.
How grateful the Gordon family will be for your support!