Help Bruce and Kim's Fight Against Cancer

48886046_1592357885478883_r.jpegYou may know him as Bruce or Coach Bruce but either way you know him as a devoted father, husband, loving son and brother.  High School sweethearts, Bruce and Kim have raised two phenomenal young men, Austin and Tanner.  Bruce devoted many years to coaching local community baseball and basketball youth teams, and many relationships and friendships have been nurtured over the years. Bruce loves his family and friends deeply.  He is the most generous and kind person, always putting others first.
48886046_1592357950981968_r.jpegWell, Coach Bruce needs you now.
48886046_1592353017489186_r.jpegAs you may know, life changed for the Bardes family on May 6, 2020.  Bruce, his wife Kim and their two sons were at home in the den when Bruce suffered a heart attack and stroke in front of them. The swift actions of his family, neighbors, and paramedics resuscitated him only to be later diagnosed with Stage IV Metastatic Lung Cancer. Bruce has since begun the fight against cancer taking on radiation, chemotherapy and immunotherapy treatments, with his family by his side as much as possible with the COVID-19 restrictions.
48886046_159235308588281_r.jpegHowever, COVID-19 has placed additional strain on the family in so many ways. Currently, hospital visits are restricted and each of Bruce's treatments introduces a new risk to his now compromised immune system. Bruce has been on disability since 2013 due to Spinal Stenosis and Degenerative Disk Disease, so Kim started a small business to support the family. Unfortunately, Kim has been unable to operate the business since the pandemic began in March, and will not be able resume running the business as she now needs to care for Bruce. As you may know, medical expenses and life expenses add up quickly and the family needs to make financial decisions based on the best prognosis and not the cost of care. Please consider supporting the family and helping Bruce with his fight for his life against this horrific diagnosis. If you are able to support the family during this time please donate. But if not, that's okay, please join them in prayer.
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Organizer and beneficiary

LaKecia Richardson 
Cary, NC
Kimberly Bardes 
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