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Veteran Marine needs help

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Willie Harris Jr. proudly served the United States for more than 20 years as a U.S. Marine and another 14 years as a Law Enforcement Officer in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. He also is a member and Past Exalted Ruler in 2013-2014 for the Elks Lodge of Moreno Valley, Ca. Lodge #2697 where he assisted in raising money for school dictionaries, scholarships for students, and for the American Heart Association. 
Now he needs your help urgently.
Willie a retired Gunnery Sergeant who fought in Vietnam, also was honored for his work in law enforcement. While with the Atlantic Beach police department he received the Joe Rose Memorial commendation for capturing murderers from Zebulon, N.C., who came to Atlantic Beach to hide out.
Willie is battling metastatic prostate cancer and we are asking for help so we can travel from our home in North Carolina to Scottsdale, Arizona so he can receive medical care from the Envita Medical Center which specializes in treating advanced stages of cancer. He  has been given the chemotherapy called taxotere which when given in high doses has caused him extended hospital stays due to sepsis and pneumonia. The chemo also has caused a deterioration in his vision. The treatment he will be receiving at the Envita Medical Center is called Genetically Targeted Fractionated Chemotherapy or GTFC. The goal of GTFC is to remove the guesswork and the resistance that can occur and to achieve better results for patients. It is done through the science of biomarkers and molecular profiling. The detailed information will come from his own cancer cells to guide better treatment. Willie's Care Coordinator Ashley has set up his first appointment for March 26th and that his treatment can last between 10-12 weeks.
Willie worries more about our family than himself. He doesn't think that I notice him taking his pain medication, but I do...he just doesn't want me to know how much pain he is in.
He's a smart, caring, and kind man who is the backbone to our family.
Please help save Willie from this devastating disease. We appreciate your help and no donation is too large or too small.



  • Anonymous
    • $25 
    • 6 yrs


Phyllis Harris
Jacksonville, NC

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