Veteran, Dad, Lung Cancer

Ed Carpenter, disabled American Veteran.  Today, he is a 58 year old father of 2 in the fight of his life.  Diagnosed this week with lung cancer, he contacted the VA to insure his coverage and was told that at a minimum, he would not be covered for 75 days.  Any treatment before then would have to come from friends and family. 

When we met with the VA, they told us that since he was still breathing, his situation wasn't urgent.  His regular doctor told us that without treatment, he has less than 6 months to live.

The maze of medical care, insurance coverage and immediate health challenges are incredibly scary. We do not have the resources to help Ed.

Our request is to help support Ed as he fights.  Our prayer is that through the compassion and care of others, his children will have their dad and each step might be one toward fighting this terrible disease.  

Thank you for your prayers and your offer of hope.

The Carpenter Family

  • Barbie Bidak 
    • $50 
    • 39 mos
  • Debbie Wilson 
    • $50 
    • 39 mos
  • Diane Berry 
    • $50 
    • 43 mos
  • Lisa Smith 
    • $50 
    • 44 mos
  • Jules Mccord 
    • $20 
    • 44 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Sharon Carpenter 
Maryville, TN
Edward Carpenter 
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