33589888_153905321713716_r.jpegMy best bud Andrew is in need of help and I'm here to tell his story in hopes you can help us reach our goal. He was the sole income supporter to his family of 8 until Monday October 1st.  Over the last couple of days he had felt off, but in normal Andrew fashion kept on going to work and putting in as much over time as possible. His wife was getting worried because he wasn't bouncing back like normal. He went in for multiple blood draws to see if his previously diagnosed Crohn's disease or PSC was the issue. Without an answer found from these tests it was decided that on Friday October 5th he would go for an MRI. Expecting to find out the results on Monday or Tuesday an early morning call right from his doctor on Saturday the 6th was a surprise.  This enters me, Saturday morning it was nice out, I left the house around 7am for a drive. I thought I should call Andrew but he's probably sleeping. A few minutes later I get a call, IT'S ANDREW!!!! I answer the phone all excited, and he says hey bud, can you take me to Saint Joes ER. I said yes I will be there in a few minutes. I arrived to find Andrew with his wife out front very distraught. He turns to me and I knew something was amiss. He said they told me I've got CANCER. I was in shock, I didn't know what to do or say...... What they have found is a large mass that is attached to his Liver, it has caused pressure to be applied and a block to form. He will have his first round of surgery on October 9th to place a stent in his livers bile duct and a port to begin chemo. Currently the tumor is too large to remove, chemo will be used to shrink the tumor in hopes that in a few months it will be small enough to remove. This is the game plan going forward. Now I need everyone else's help. If you can afford to help it would be amazing and if not please share this to spread the word. Any help is better than no help and every bit is greatly appreciated. He will be off work with 6 daughters at home and a loving wife. We all can get together and make their financial situation the least of their worries. This will help keep food on the table, a house to continue to live in, gas for doctors appointments & power / water. Unfortunately this won't be a fast process. Thank you everyone!
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 23 mos
  • James Cooper 
    • $50 
    • 24 mos
  • Chantel Blackburn  
    • $20 
    • 25 mos
  • Cliff & Tanya Hicks 
    • $100 
    • 25 mos
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    • $50 
    • 25 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Justin Short 
University Place, WA
Andrew Pollan 
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