Craig Mason is the best husband and father a family could ask for. He is always the first to lend a helping hand and can always cheer you up with a corny dad joke. He spends his days making magical moments for children and their families as a Disney World cast member. Craig is about to celebrate his 35th anniversary of being a Disney World cast member. Every Sunday Craig can be found running the sound board at our church, and often volunteers to fill in as a guitarist whenever needed.
On December 14th, Craig’s 57th birthday, he was diagnosed with stage 4 head and neck cancer. The cancer, which started at the base of his tongue, had spread to two of his lymph nodes. Since that day, Craig has spent much of his time undergoing medical tests, and attending appointments with the number of cancer specialists on his medical team. His doctors put together an aggressive treatment plan that begins with surgery to remove the mass on his tongue and those that spread to his lymph nodes, and will be followed with 5 weeks of radiation therapy.
On January 16th I began to write this while being surrounded by family and friends in the surgical waiting room. The gathering of loved ones concerned for Craig is a true reflection of the amazing man that I am proud to call my father. While awaiting to see him after the surgery, we were all informed that the mass had spread to five of his lymph nodes and the surgeon had to remove more of his tongue than initially expecting.
The next couple of weeks will be spent recovering from his surgery and preparing for the beginning of his radiation treatment. The purpose of this GoFundMe page is to assist my parents by raising money to help pay for the medical bills, treatment, and other bills they may need assistance with while they are down to one income. It would be greatly appreciated if you could take the time to donate a penny, a dollar, five dollars, or even a prayer. We could use all the help we could get. Thank you for your support.
- Juan Manuel Valdez
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- Ann Sideri