Post-Op Support

Hey guys! As some of you already know my dad was diagnosed with stage 3 oral cancer at the end of August. It came as a shock to us considering my dad has never been a smoker or chewed tobacco. One day while he was eating he bit his cheek, and it never healed...low and behold it was cancer. Which is the last thing anyone would have thought. He was able to get surgery shortly after finding out to remove the mass from his cheek, lymph nodes, skin graft for his mouth from his arm, and another skin graft from his thigh for his arm. After all of this followed a feeding tube, trach, and a very long healing process. Within the next couple of weeks he will begin chemo and radiation. With all of that being said, he obviously hasn't been working and is self employed so he doesn't receive any type of vacation pay or income during this time off that most jobs may offer. My mom has also been off work while caring for him. With an emergency like this popping up so quickly, there was really no time to prepare for the time off.  Not sure when he will be able to go back to work, but it's looking like AT LEAST another two months from this point. Whether it be to help with medical bills or any other expenses during this time, any donations are very much appreciated and help immensely! Thank you!
  • Bill Metelsky 
    • $50 
    • 33 mos
  • Janice Tilley-Moles 
    • $150 
    • 34 mos
  • Jackie Metelsky  
    • $25 
    • 35 mos
  • Tina Celestino 
    • $45 
    • 35 mos
  • Andrew Mayo  
    • $20 
    • 35 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Brittany Caddell 
Spencer, OH
Jim Caddell 
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