Support the Kavaluskis Family

Please see the paragraph below from Mel. We would love to raise money  for the Kavaluskis family as they continue to fight Joe's cancer, and the bills pile up. Let's help Joe and Mel give the boys a great Christmas, as well as funds which will be necessary as they anticipate the stem cell transplant. THANK YOU!

It was almost 8 years ago, when we received the horrible news about Joe's cancer. He was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer, similar to leukemia or lymphoma. That first year, we battled with chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant. That bought us almost 3 years of good health...this type of cancer really never achieves remission, but we were as close to that as possible. However, over the last few years, the battle has been a literal roller coaster. When his cancer levels went up, he would battle them back down with chemotherapy. Up and down, for 3 years. During the last two years, Joe has not felt consistently well enough to work. The constant medicine therapies take a toll on the body. We have struggled with financial burdens for at least 2 years, digging our hole deeper and deeper as time goes on. We are reaching a time where the medicines are not working good enough. We have to undergo another stem cell transplant and we pray for that to be a success. Please pray for direction, comfort, strength and a healing miracle.


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Organizer and beneficiary

Tami Schans Lake 
Caledonia, MI
Melanie Kavaluskis 
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