Fighting cancer with Rick

In June of this year, my dad was rushed to the hospital for liver failure. We quickly found out he had multiple large masses in the liver area. My dad was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer of the bile ducts. It is rare and deadly. The masses are too large to remove without completely killing his liver. We recently found out if my dad had any other doctor, they would have sent him home on hospice. My family was lucky enough to get a doctor willing to try chemotherapy in an effort to shrink the masses.
To keep my dad's liver from shutting down his entire body, he has had two drains put in. These drains have made it impossible for my dad to work. He was the bread winner for my family. My parents are fighting for disability, but it still only provides a fraction of what my dad was making. My parents are struggling to pay medical bills, a house payment, heat for their home, food, and more.
To make a long story short, I'm asking for your help. We are working to set up a fundraiser for my parent's. If you can donate money, food, supplies, anything, please let us know. Even if you cannot help in those ways, please share this message. Someone you know may be able to help my parents make it through this tough time in their life.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, and for sharing this message.
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    • $50 
    • 45 mos
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    • $40 
    • 45 mos
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    • $50 
    • 45 mos
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    • $100 
    • 45 mos
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    • $25 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Tony Hov 
Grand Rapids, MI
Michelle Jager 
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