October, 2007, my dad, Rick Sells, was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He had surgery to remove the prostate and after surgery, the biopsies showed that the cancer had spread to his lymph nodes in the groin. 45 radiation treatments of that area were just the beginning of what has now been a 10 year journey. There have been numerous chemo regimens and radiation therapies and experimental drugs. Rick has hung on and tried anything new so that he could possibly have a few more months or years with his family. His last chemo drug quit working in February and caused many terrible side effects. Since that time he has had 6 hospitalizations,fallen and broken his tibia and fibula, had 7 trips in an ambulance, pneumonia and dehydration and 8 weeks in an orthopedic rehab facility to help him walk again, surgery to insert a catheter into his chest wall to remove fluid and has lost the vision in his left eye due to lack of blood flow caused by the lymph tumors pressing on his carotid artery. His cancer has now spread to the lymph nodes in his lungs and chest and he is giving another experimental chemo drug a chance, in the hopes of slowing the progression of this horrible disease. My mom is overwhelmed with the bills from the ambulance trips and hospitalizations and has used up all of her paid time off from work.
Receiving donations would relieve the pressure that my mom faces. I know most of the people who read this are probably in college and just as broke as I am. But it would seriously help so much even if you just donated $5. My family would be so grateful.
Psalm 118:24 "This is the day the Lord has made;
We will rejoice and be glad in it."
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