Light the way for Coleman Clay

Hi everyone,

On behalf of our colleague and dear friend, Coleman Clay we are creating this campaign in search of hope and support.

After weeks of intermittent abdominal pain, constant fatigue, and sudden weight loss Coleman visited the doctor and underwent testing. During his initial visit in February he was diagnosed with enlarged lymph nodes and was scheduled further testing and a biopsy. On March 14th, Coleman was formally diagnosed with Intrahepatic bile duct carcinoma -secondary malignant neoplasm of the liver and intrahepatic bile duct. Which is bile duct cancer that starts in the liver. The cancer is advanced and is in stage 4. 

As you might expect his wife, Lisa, has been by his side the entire time. This includes hospital stays, home treatment, and a move from Kansas to Galesburg, Illinois (home) to ensure Coleman would receive the best care and be surrounded by his family and friends. Lisa has been out of work as she has been staying at the Illinois Cancer Center, Peoria with Coleman and recently brought him home to rest.

While medical insurance is assisting in Coleman’s fight, the expenses are climbing. The additional financial support will not only allow Lisa to stay by Coleman’s side, but will give their family peace of mind during this challenging time.

Coleman is a husband, father, grandfather, assistant pastor, business manager, neighbor, and a dear friend —who’s in desperate need of our love and support.

Time is our biggest enemy and we need to act as quick as possible. Any contribution is greatly appreciated. Prayer warriors, we are also seeking your prayers for Coleman. Our faith is with God and we thank you for any help.

**This fundraising effort is organized by his work family and is the only GFM campaign approved by the Clay family**
  • Myla Alston 
    • $50 
    • 30 mos
  • Theresa Hellman  
    • $50 
    • 30 mos
  • Richard Fowler 
    • $110 
    • 30 mos
  • Nichole Catalan 
    • $10 
    • 30 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 30 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Jill Heald 
Fairfax, IA
Lisa Clay 
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