Help Richard with palliative care

Around August 2015, my father in law, Richard Frees, went to the hospital with severe abdominal pain. Shortly thereafter, he was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. He immediately underwent a bowel resection; where part of the colon was removed. The doctor said all the cancer had been removed and there was no real need for chemo or radiation. He was told he only needed routine check ups every 6 months.  A short year later our worlds got flipped upside down when his routine check was no longer routine. The cancer had come back with a vengeance. It aggressively spread to his liver and lungs. After countless chemo treatments, the news only got worse. The tumor in his liver had grown large enough to obstruct his bile duct causing him to become jaundice and cause unimaginable pain. The doctors placed a stent in to help relieve some pain. He ended back up in the hospital within a week of placing the stent with uncontrollable pain only to find out that tumor had grown so rapidly that they had to place two more stents.

During this whole time, he has struggled to maintain his job. He needs his job in order to continue his insurance to pay for his treatments and medication to control his pain. At this point he is barely able to walk or take care of himself, let alone do manual labor at work. His wife, Tina, is having to miss work to be his full time caregiver.

               I am asking for your help with any kind of donation to help pay for his medical expenses, pain management, funeral/ cremation services, and to live out the rest of his short time with his family in peace.

Anything you could give would help.
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Organizer and beneficiary

Jeniffer Dressen
Mansfield, TX
Tina Frees

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