Help pay for John Derscha’s cremation expenses

My husband, John, and I have been married for 15 years. We have two beautiful children that we went through 5 years on infertility to have. In October 2014 John started having touble breathing and coughing a lot. He's had asthma since he was very young so we thought it was just that. I was worried and finally got him to go to the doctor (after a lot of nagging). When the doctor saw John he ordered a chest x-ray. The x-ray showed what looked like cotton candy all throughout his lungs. After a radiologist reviewed John's films he was sent immediately to get a CT scan. The CT scan showed a large mass in one lung and MANY other masses of various smaller sizes.

(And all while this is happening, we JUST moved into a new rent house, which we absolutely love. )

John was then sent to a pulmonologist at St. Anthony hospital who was basically stumped. Because of his age at the time (37) and no known history of lung cancer in his family, they were reluctant to come to that conclusion. The pulmonologist ordered a bronchoscopy and ended up taking six biopsies. He also ordered a testicular ultrasound. After 4 days of waiting (waiting over the weekend was awuful), the results were in. Cancer. We got the diagnosis on October21st 2014. We are a one income family and I have my own medical bills with co-pays for medication and therapy for my bipolar, depression and anxiety.

We are spread too thin and we are scared. I am scared for my husband. I don't want him to go through this pain. I would take it away if I could. I am scared for our children. They don't want to lose their daddy. I am scared for my children. I am scared for myself. He is my life. He is my light and my sun. I don't work without him. WE don't work without him. I need to be strong now. He's been my rock and now it's time for me to be his. 

I'm not afraid, I'm not too proud to say, We need help. We can't do this alone. 

I know the goal is high, but really, ANYTHING will help.
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Organizer

Deanna Derscha 
Organizer
Oklahoma City, OK
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