Help Neville Palmer Fight Cancer!

My name is Neville Palmer.  I'm a happily married father of 2 boys and 2 girls.  My youngest was born on 12/31/14!  

I was working as an 8th grade social studies teacher on August 31 when I went for a jog after church.  On the way home I noticed that I felt funny....dizzy like.  I collapsed from a seizure and woke up in the Crittenden County Hospital.  They gave me a CT Scan which revealed that I had a few fairly large tumors in my brain.  The doctors immediately put me in an ambulance bound for Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, TN.  

Within a couple days scans revealed that I also had cancer in my lungs and bones. I was diagnosed with Stage IV Melanoma.   The doctors said my prognosis was grim:  2 - 3 months at a minimum to about a year if I was lucky.  After looking online I have realized I have about a 15% chance to live 5 years.  

Needless to say, the news was crippling to our family.  the town of Marion, KY, where I was teaching at the time, wrapped its arms around us with donations and other support.  

Unfortunately, I was unable to continue teaching at Crittenden County Middle School.  I ran our of sick and personal days.  It seemed every other day I needed to go to Vanderbilt for treatment or the effects of the treatments left me too sick and weak to go to work.  The students deserved a fully functioning teacher.  

Vanderbilt and Baptist Health in Madisonville have both been outstanding hospitals.  I've received cutting edge cancer treatments at both hospitals.  I researched melanoma oncologists nationwide.  After extensive research I have found Moffitt Center in Tampa, FL.  I am trying to raise funds to relocate my family and I to this area so that I can have the best possible treatment for my cancer.  

I have a wife and 4 small children.  I need to be there for them for a long time.  Please help me ensure that that will happen by donating.  

Thank You,

Neville & Crystale Palmer
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Neville Crystale Palmer 
Metropolis, IL
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