For those of you that know my parents, you already know how amazing they are. From driving us up the Hemlock to backyard fires to probably buying you a drink if they see you at the pub. I love my parents and chances are you do too.
For those of you that haven't had the pleasure of meeting them, they are amazing parents, grandparents and genuinely great people. My parents gave my sister and I the best childhood . We would go camping every year(even though it rained everytime) We'd take road trips. On a Southern California road trip I threw my gum out the window. It stuck to the car and baked on. When we got home I removed the gum and paint with an SOS pad . They barely got mad. My 4 yr old daughter recently wrote our last name on the side of our car with a rock. She was proud. All I could do was laugh.
Growing up my dad would be away on business typically Monday to Friday so a lot of my youth was with my mom, my sister and myself. It was tough only seeing my dad on weekends but I know he did it to provide for us and allow my mom to stay at home with us. My mom hated driving so we would walk everywhere.
My mom (Judie) has Leiomyosarcoma cancer. Last month she had undergone surgery to remove it. It didn't work. It's back and very aggresive. Currently she is at BC Cancer Center awaiting chemotherapy. Right now she is too weak to go forward with it. Where she's at with the cancer, she needs the most aggressive chemotherapy. If she did that right now, she wouldn't survive treatment. If she doesn't get stronger, she will succumb to the cancer within a few months.
My dad recently was laid off and his extended medical will run out at the end of the month. I have no idea what it may cost for cancer medication.
My parents would do anything for me, my sister or anyone they pass. I love them both very much. My mother is fantastic. Her grandkids love her.
Like I said I have no idea how much cancer medication costs.... as much as I don't want to admit...I know I'm hoping to cover funeral costs. The last thing my family needs right now is financial stress. I'm hoping I can help my parents by removing that stress. Anything would help. If you can't donate, please share and help get the word out.
Thank you so much.
- C McGann
- Deborah Block
- Donna Alary
- Lisa Gojsic White
- Amelia Eleiter
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