This is Carla, my wife, my best friend, the light of my life, and the mother of our 4 wonderful boys. On October 24, 2014 after what we thought would be a routine colonoscopy, a surgeon with tears in his eyes, broke the news to us of a massive tumor in her colon. This silent disease grew without noticeable signs or symptoms and overnight our world was turned upside down. Test after test was run, with each result worse than the first. The biopsy was positive, the rate of growth was fast moving and what originally a stage 3 diagnoses, quickly went to stage 4 when the next scan showed the cancer had moved into the liver and the lungs.
Carla is a stay at home mom and the organizer of our family home. She provides 24/7 care and home schooling for our 16 year old son, who is severely autistic; loving guidance for our 15 year old son who is moderately autistic and a welcome home for one of our older sons, a combat disable veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
The challenges ahead of our family are staggering. Carla has begun the initial treatments of intense radiation and chemotherapy 5 days a week which is already taking its toll in her normal non-stop pace. She has, at a minimum, several surgeries coming up to remove the colon tumor, part of her liver, and foreseeably a portion of her lung(s) to arrest the spread of the cancer. After the surgeries, chemotherapy will start back up again with daily treatments required to keep the cancer in check for at least 6 months.
We have only begun, and the bills are already rolling in with more on their way as we go into each round of surgeries, treatments and care for our disabled children. Every dollar raised will help us cover multiple costs that are on the horizon for the foreseeable future. Our many friends, family and our Air Force family have risen up to help us with this challenge in their prayers, kindness and support, as we face an extreme battle to conquer this enemy. Many have asked how they can help financially, which is our reason for creating this site. Defeat is not an option here and with your help, we will go down this road together and triumph in the end.
God Bless all of you for your prayers and support!
The Miller Family
- Lorraine Hunt
- Breanna Kenyon
- Tom & Nancy Klopp
- Sam White
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