Stand by the Roggentine's

My dad and stepmom, Kevin and Sharon, are two of the most giving people I know. Whether it is of their time or if they can help financially.
Their world was shaken November 10th 2014. The day before their first grandbaby was born, Sharon found out she had breast cancer. We knew Sharon would beat it. She went through surgery, chemo and radiation; all while continuing to work and take care of their farm. Sharon beat cancer!
Then this year on March 21st Kevin was admitted to the hospital. He was in kidney failure from a massive tumor that was pressing on his uterine tube. He went through a 13 hour surgery, radiation and chemo pills. He still may possibly need surgery at the beginning of next year to fix his kidneys. Though the doctor's were saying that he may not make it, he pushed through.
Once they thought they were on the road to recovery another landslide hit. On November 18th Kevin and Sharon were up at their property deer hunting. They came in from the evening hunt and was discussing what they had seen that night when Sharon told Kevin that she wasn't feeling right and started to get a very painful headache. They decided to try to start packing up and try to make it as close to home as they could. As they packed, Sharon rapidly declined and an ambulance was called. Sharon suffered a stroke and had bleeding on the brain. When she arrived at the hospital she was paralyzed on the right side and had a very difficult time communicating. Surgery was performed and went well. Currently Sharon is in ICU and at Munson Healthcare in Traverse City. Once she is well enough for rehab then she will be able to be transferred closer to home.
As their daughter, I know they do not like asking for help so I am doing it for them. They give so much to everyone else, I am just aiming to bring a little hope back to them.
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Krista Babcock 
Fostoria, MI
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