Cancer assistance

I was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic and liver cancer in November 2017 and have been having chemotherapy treatments every 2 weeks. My wife and I are both retired, so we rely on our Social Security and what we have from my 401k from work, but still we are limited income. My insurance has an out of pocket cap on payments of $5000/year and I met that in April. I also have several prescriptions that are costly as well and still having to pay that. For example, I have one that is priced at about $1000 for about a 1 month supply and that doesn't fall under the cap. I have been doing much better and am currently on a maintenance plan, but the doctor indicates that this will continue indefinitely. That means that I will need to pay the $5000 again next year along with the prescriptions and possibly for years afterwards.
In addition to this, we were named as legal guardians to our 14 year old grandson until his parents can get clean and are able to take him back, but that may take a year or more. This is an additional expense that we had not planned on for our retirement years.
My wife is also having major asthma issues and has been approved for a shot that should help. Unfortunately, this shot costs $1500 per month and we were told that it would be forever.
I really appreciate any support that we can get from the Go Fund Me service.

Thank you,
Steve
  • Shelli Baker 
    • $200 
    • 31 mos
  • chris eilers  
    • $500 
    • 32 mos
  • Morgan & Connor Eilers  
    • $500 
    • 33 mos
  • Cantillon Eilers 
    • $150 
    • 33 mos
  • Phat P 
    • $100 
    • 33 mos
See all

Organizer

Steve Riddle 
Organizer
Madison, AL
  • #1 fundraising platform

    More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more