This is the story about my father-in-law, Gi-Bok Nam and his journey with cancer.
In March 2017, he was feeling a severe pain in his stomach and went to the hospital to find out what was causing it.
Shockingly, he was diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer. Having been healthy most of his life, this devastated him as well as our family. Although the doctors could not accurately predict how much time he had left, they estimated 10 months. The reason was because the cancer had already spread to his liver and it was beyond treatment.
He was able to return home but was taking medication and was on a strict diet.
My father-in-law is a kind-hearted man. Whenever you see him he always has a smile on his face. He's caring and compassionate and enjoys making others smile as well. He loves fishing and spending time with his wonderful wife, three children, and five grandchildren.
Three months after his diagnosis, he fell ill and was rushed to the ER.
He was checked again and the cancer has spread rapidly throughout his body. The doctors then concluded that his cancer will most likely continue to spread and predicted that he will now have a maximum of 3 months left to live. This new information again came as a shock to all of us.
The only other option is chemotherapy. However, the cost and effectiveness of the treatment would not be a likely cure because of the speed of the rapidly spreading cancer. The doctors said there is nothing more they can do for him.
He has chosen to remain in the hospital but seek a more holistic treatment. He is not recieveing any treatment from the hospital now, just eating and sleeping there. His family has been searching for alternative treatments for the cancer.
I am creating this page so my parents-in-law do not have to stress or worry about medical bills. They are currently living in Korea, so I can not help them physically, but I would like send them financial support for medical bills. I am also hoping to raise money so he is able to make lasting memories with his family.
We appreciate all the help and support, and for those who are unable to donate, your prayers are equally valuable.
God Bless You
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