He just started high school and became a member of ROTC. He was so looking forward to school and participating in ROTC, when his life took a drastic turn. He awoke one morning with terrible back pain. He thought it was from moving furniture the day before. A couple of days went by and the pain was still there. His parents rush him to the doctor, was examined and ran a battery of test. The doctor sent him right away to the hospital and was diagnosed with this rare form of cancer, in multiple areas throughout his body. The day we found out Ian had cancer, I was there. When I walked into his hospital room, he said to me, "Grandma when can I go home?" This is every parents or grandparents nightmare to hear your child or grandson has a terrible disease. Just shy of his 17th birthday, Ian has been battling this struggle with cancer. He has such a great attitude and never complains of the chemo treatments that leaves him sick and very weak. The needles, probes, whatever procedure was ordered he fights like a champ.
Ian was under the Florida Kid Insurance until 18. His parents were able to keep up with the deductible, even though they were struggling working two jobs. Now he has an insurance policy that cost an exorbitant amount of money, $500 a month. This insurance policy doesn't pay all the bills and has a high deductible.
We need your help! Find it in your heart to donate what you can to help my grandson with the amount of medical bills he is responsible for.
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