Jon & Judy - Double Cancer

Jon & Judy, husband and wife, are both battling cancer at the same time.  On top of that, Jon has chronic eye disease and permanent vision loss requiring costly ongoing treatments.

They are a joyful and caring couple with 4 children and 11 grandchildren.  Medical bills have exhausted their savings and they are trusting God for healing, health, stamina, and for financial provision! 

Jon has been battling glaucoma, and chronic retina disease for many years. He has had a total of 8 surgeries on his eyes to try to prevent further vision loss and blindness. Two of those surgeries occurred last year. He has to have costly injections in his eyes regularly ($1,500 per eye every 2-3 months) and has not been able to drive for many months. Because of his vision problems he is no longer able to work. Even with the best specialists available, they are still unable to determine what is causing continual damage to his optic nerves and continuing to cause permanent vision loss.

Judy works full-time and is their primary financial provider and only driver.

In May, Jon was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer.

In June, Judy was diagnosed with Breast Cancer.

In August, Jon underwent prostate removal surgery.

Judy’s cancer is aggressive, and she started on chemo right away. She just completed her last round of chemo, and she is scheduled for surgery in November. After surgery, she will begin radiation for 5-6 weeks. Following radiation she will continue with very costly ($4800/per treatment) targeted drug therapy every 3 weeks for about another year.

Thankfully they do have medical insurance, but even with that they have exhausted all of their savings with out of pocket costs and expenses.  Judy has continued to work full time even through cancer treatment. It is necessary in order for them to have income and also to maintain health insurance.  They live a modest lifestyle within their financial means, and as they look toward the New Year they recognize that their portion of patient responsibility for insurance will be reset and they will need to quickly be able to come up with enough money to pay deductibles and make co-payments for their necessary treatments.

They would wholeheartedly agree that the most powerful way we can support them is through prayer! Please join us in praying for Jon & Judy!  

And for those who feel led, please consider helping them in a practical way by making a financial contribution.  Every little bit helps, and by joining together small contributions can add up to make a big difference for Jon & Judy!

Donations

  • Joni McClintock 
    • $200 
    • 15 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 15 mos
  • Kelly Papala 
    • $100 
    • 15 mos
  • Becky Bell 
    • $2,000 
    • 17 mos
  • Faith Shipley 
    • $20 
    • 17 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Linnea Gaskins 
Organizer
Tualatin, OR
Judith Shewell 
Beneficiary
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