In memoriam of Clarence Hale.

Hi,my name is Ruby,
I’ve decided to start a Go Fund Me page for my sister Janet Saunders and her family. I’ll give you some back story.
   My sister,Janet,met the love of her life in 2014. He came in the form of a Mr. Clarence Hale. After a long friendship,Janet and Clarence became a couple.
   Janet became pregnant with Clarence’s first child in 2016. It was a serious ectopic pregnancy that almost took Janet’s life. They were devastated,both by the loss of their child,and by the removal of one of Janet’s ovaries,which left Janet with a 10% chance of becoming pregnant and the baby making it to the womb. Over 1 year later miraculously,Janet became pregnant again. The baby was in the womb. The pregnancy was a difficult and complicated one. Janet was ill for most of it,and was unable to work. On July,1st,2018 their daughter,their miracle rainbow baby was born. Abagail Hope Hale. A perfect 8 lb 9oz little Angel. Life seemed perfect once more. With Clarence,Janet,our Mother and three other beautiful children,the house was overflowing with laughter and love.

   Then everything came crashing down.

   Clarence became sick with a cough and pain. It kept returning,and each time was worse. They went to their physician and after many tests and antibiotics the doctor said prognosis was not good.An x-ray revealed one large, and several small tumors. A biopsy was taken on August 17 2018 and 1 liter of fluid drained from his lung. On August 22, 2018 Clarence was diagnosed with non small cell stage 3a lung cancer.
More smears were done,tissues sent away to be examined so the exact form of cancer could be determined. You have to determine the exact cancer before you can develop a treatment plan.
The weeks went by while they waited for results to come back,crucial time was being wasted and with no treatment plan in place Clarence’s health deteriorated.
Finally the doctor called. It wasn’t good. The pathologist who was doing the testing,who said it was non small-cell lung cancer was going away on vacation. He passed everything onto another pathologist to keep testing the rest of Clarence’s tissue samples. He had done multiple tests and determined that it is not non small-cell lung cancer. Clarence does have stage 3 lung cancer but at this point they don't know what type it is, or where it originated. It IS cancer but they don't know where it is coming from. All of Clarence’s tissue had been used during testing and he had to go back for another bronchiotomy,they took more samples to continue testing and figure out what it is. It has been 3 months since Clarence’s symptoms started and the type of cancer is still undiagnosed and therefore he is not receiving treatment. He has his lungs drained of fluid when it becomes too much and he is unable to breathe. Janet is still on maternity leave caring for their infant daughter and three other children. Clarence is unable to work and is waiting for medical to go through. His health is declining rapidly. As are the family’s funds. He struggles with appetite and requires replacements,medications and everything else required when one is fighting for their life. Including alternative treatments. They need help. That is why I am coming to you good people and asking for your assistance.The financial needs are insurmountable.
Please help. Every single cent is needed and appreciated. No donation is too small when you are fighting to survive and have a family to provide for.
Clarence is a good man. A darn good man. The best. So let’s band together and give him the best of us.
I thank you,from the bottom of my heart,for taking the time to read this,for any amount you are able to donate and for sharing this,so we can reach as many people as possible.

Thank you,
Ruby Saunders,
     on behalf of Clarence and Janet Hale and family. Xo
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Ruby Saunders 
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