Help Jarren Fight Leukemia

I'M NOT REALLY SURE HOW TO GO ABOUT THIS SINCE I'VE NEVER DONE ANY FUNDRAISING BEFORE BUT I GUESS I WILL SHARE JARREN'S STORY.
JARREN IS 25 YEARS OLD , HE SERVED IN THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE FOR FOUR YEARS , HE WAS DEPLOYED TO AFGHANISTAN AND SAUDI ARABIA AND RETURNED HOME MARCH OF 2013.
JARREN AND I MET NOT LONG AFTER THAT AND HAVEN'T BEEN APART SINCE.  HE IS THE MAN OF MY DREAMS. I HAVE NEVER MET A MORE KIND AND COMPASSIONATE  PERSON IN MY LIFE. HE IS HELPING ME RASISE MY TWO DAUGHTERS AS IF THEY WERE HIS . JARREN IS A MAN THAT NEVER GIVES UP HE HAS HAD SO MANY STRUGGLES THIS LAST  YEAR  HE BOUGHT A BREAD ROUTE AND A NEW CAR AND 2  MONTHS LATER BROKE HIS ANKLE DOING THE DELIVERIES AND THAT'S WHEN THINGS STARTED . HE WAS THROWING UP DAILY FEELING TIRED AND HAVING UNEXPLAINED STOMACH PROBLEMS . HE SAID THAT IT WAS THE STRESS AND LACK OF SLEEP (THE ROUTE HAD TO BE STARTED AT 1AM ). I HELPED HIM WITH THE ROUTE FOR 3 MONTHS BUT EVERYDAY HE PUT ON THAT BOOT AND GOT IN THE WHEELCHAIR AND WENT WITH ME. HIS ANKLE TOOK MONTHS TO HEAL AND I COULDNT UNDERSTAND WHY .HE WAS STRUGGLING WITH MANAGERS AT THE STORES BECAUSE THE TIME IT TOOK ME TO BRING THE BREAD IN AND WE HAD TO START AFTER THE KIDS WERE AT SCHOOL.ONCE HIS ANKLE HEALED HE  WENT BACK TO WORKING WITHOUT ME AND SIGNED BACK UP TO FINISH HIS BACHELOR'S IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE.SCHOOL STARTED AND HE WAS FALLING ASLEEP AFTER WORK AND MISSING CLASSES AND HE STILL THOUGHT IT WAS THE STRESS OF WORK (THE STORES HAD THREATENED TO PULL HIM FROM THE SHELVES DURING ANKLE BRAKE). I TOLD HIM TO PULL OUT OF SCHOOL UNTIL WE COULD GET EVERYTHING FIGURED OUT.AS THE THROWING UP AND TIREDNESS GOT WORSE WE SAW A DR. AT THE V.A CLINIC AND THEY SAID HE COULD BE DEPRESSED AND PRESCIBED AN ANTIDEPRESSANT THAT HAD HIM UP FOR 3 DAYS WITH MORE THROWING UP AND HALLUCINATIONS .I WATCHED HIM LAYING ON THE BATHROOM FLOOR CRYING AND THROWING UP AND HE LOKED UP AT ME AND SAID " BABY I'M NOT DEPRESSED I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT'S WRONG WITH MY BODY, WHY IS THIS HAPPENING I FEEL LIKE A FAILURE." I HURT FOR HIM AND IT'S HARD TO NOT UNDERSTAND AND TO NOT BE ABLE TO HELP SOMEONE YOU LOVE.IN SEPTEMBER WE DECIDED TO SELL THE BREAD ROUTE BECAUSE  IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE WITH HIS HEALTH. WHEN WE SIGNED THE PAPERS TO SELL THE ROUTE THEY TOLD HIM HE OWED THE COMPANY 13,000 FOR MISSING PAPERWORK AND INVOICES  SO HE WOULDN'T GET PAID UNTIL THE 13,000 WAS PAID BACK BY WITHHOLDING HIS CHECKS. SO WITH ONLY MYSELF WORKING  WE STARTED STRUGGLING WHEN THE ROUTE FINALLY SOLD IN DECEMBER WE HAD BEEN WITH ONLY MY PAYCHECK FOR 4 MONTHS. BY JANUARY HE WAS THROWING UP MORE THAN EVER AND SLEEPING ABOUT 19 HOURS OUT OF EVERY 24 AND STILL FEELING TIRED. I WAS WORRYING SO MUCH AND I KNEW SOMETHING HAD TO BE WRONG SO ON JANUARY 26TH 2015 WE DROVE TO THE NEAREST V.A HOSPITAL  IN MURFREESBORO TN, AFTER 4 HOURS OF TESTS AND X-RAYS THE DOCTOR CAME IN WITH OUR FIRST DIAGNOSIS LEUKEMIA. TWO HOURS LATER JARREN WAS AMBULANCED TO THE SARAH CANNON CANCER CENTER IN NASHVILLE WHERE WE SPENT 3 MORE SAYS GETTING BLOOD WORK AND A BONE MARROW BIOPSY.WE GOT THE FINAL DIAGNOSIS WEDNESDAYFEBRUARY 4TH 2015 IT IS CHRONIC MYLEOID LUEKEMIA.JARREN STARTED HIS TREATMENT YESTERDAY ON 400 MG OF GLEEVAC.THIS HAS BEEN A REALLY TOUGH YEAR FOR OUR FAMILY. WE ARE STRECHED TO THE LIMIT WITH MY PAYCHECKS BEIN 300-400 EVERY 2 WEEKS AND ARE SAVINGS HAS BEEN SPENT TO MAKE OUR CAR PAYMENTS AND RENT. NO MATTER WHAT I TRY TO KEEP HIM THINKING POSITIVE BUT THIS IS SO HARD ON HIM AND BEING THE MAN OF THE HOUSE HE FEELS LIKE HE SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO IT ALL. THE STRESS IS ONLY MAKING THIS HARDER FOR HIM.WE HAVE A LONG ROAD AHEAD AND NO MATTER WHAT I WILL HELP HIM FIGHT AND KEEP HIM STRONG.I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO READS THIS FOR CARING AND ALSO JUST TO SAY A PRAYER OR SEND POSITIVE THOUGHTS OUR WAY.THANK YOU
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Kaleigh Masters 
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Cookeville, TN
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