Dennis Tillis Cancer Battle

Dennis, age 60, is known for his carpentry skills, locally and on his job in the suburbs of Chicago. He spent hours traveling to job sites and worked countless hours on weekend projects for family and friends. His talents with the “hammer and nails” were always done with a smile and his easy going personality.

On February 20, 2018, Dennis’ carpentry tools were set aside when he received a devastating diagnosis of advanced colon cancer. The following day he underwent extensive surgery to remove the large tumor and will immediately begin aggressive chemotherapy. Dennis is confined to his home with assistance from his wife, Deb, and home health nurses.

With Dennis’ recovery time uncertain, it is unclear when he will be able to return to work. The loss of wages from both Dennis and Deb, combined with medical costs, medications, supplies and day to day living expenses have added to the stress during this difficult time. Any contributions will help out immensely so Dennis can focus on his recovery.

Thank you for taking the time to read Dennis’ story. We greatly appreciate your support and well wishes for our beloved husband, son, brother and uncle.28587418_15217571590_r.jpeg28587418_15217571820_r.jpeg28587418_15217572660_r.jpeg


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Organizer and beneficiary

Alice Kempel 
Freeport, IL
Dennis Tillis 
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