We're trying to raise some money to help a great family.
April 18, 2016 Melissa and Ryan welcomed twins to their family. Born at 24 weeks gestation and weighing just over a pound, Jayce and Brinley spent the first 5+ months of their lives in the NICU.
After gaining enough weight, getting g-tubes (and heart surgery for Jayce) they were finally strong enough to go home. Today, they're two of the funniest, sweetest toddlers who fill their days walking and laughing and fighting naps like most 1 year olds.
On the twins' first birthday, after a long period of not feeling well and many tests and appointments, Ryan was diagnosed with several large tumors. In the past year, Ryan has had four surgeries. Each has had a 6-12 week recovery time where he was only able to work minimally and barely able to hold the kids. In January of 2018, doctors discovered sevearl more tumors growing throughout Ryans' body. He has been diagnosed with a very rare form of Sarcoma cancer. Ryan will be starting chemotherapy soon to treat the several tumors that remain.
As most of you know, even one night in the hospital can get expensive. Between Ryan and the twins, they have spent over 8 months in the hospital over the past 2 years.
Like a lot of us, Melissa and Ryan are reluctant to ask for help, but we could all use a hand once in a while so I'm asking on their behalf. I'm hoping we can raise some money to help out with their medical costs and give them a little less to worry about.
Anything you can contribute is very much appreciated.
Thank you for your time and donation.
- Jennah McCarter-Ellis
- Sarah Highby - Kaiser
- Brett Cloepfil
- Coleman Foley
- Terri Foley
Organizer and beneficiary
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