Steve was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in the oral cavity on January 8th. Treatment for this is quite extensive, including a 10 hour surgery, removal of a portion of his jaw, lymph node removal, and reconstruction. Initial time at the hospital will be 10 to 14 days, where he will come home at that time. Further treatments will continue, including radiation.
Total time out for Steve will likely be in the area of 5 months. Money raised will be used to help pay for insurance premiums, deductibles, and the extensive medical bills while Steve is off and with no income, as Jennifer is a proud homemaker.
In times like these, we've always prided ourselves on being able to step up. To be part of a great community, and to have a great network of customers, local businesses, companies we conduct business with and their representatives. The financial burden is something that is tough for anyone to handle, but we hope to ease the minds of Steve and his family to ensure the best recovery for him.
Local donations will also be accepted at Marion Toyota. We have also set up a bank account at Banterra Bank. If you'd like to donate though them, make the donation payable to Steve Ward.