Szostak's Road to Recovery

David and Karly Szostak were married in 2009, and the ride has been a roller coaster ever since.  David has suffered from chronic pulmonary problems since childhood, but he also contracted a serious lung infection shortly after marrying Karly.  Despite working to fight the infection with some of the best doctors in the country, much of his lung capacity has been destroyed.  After investigating the possibility of a risky double-lung transplant, the doctors determined that his case was too dangerous to accept.  Shortly before it became clear that there was not a medical path to improve David’s condition, Karly gave birth to the couple’s fourth child. 


Once David’s prognosis was determined, it was time to focus on some of Karly’s health gremlins which had been swept under the rug.  Months of exhaustive testing revealed that Karly has stage 4 Hodgkin’s lymphoma.  Thankfully, the doctors predict that this will be a very survivable form of cancer and we are begining 6 months of chemotherapy treatments.

Despite all of the tremendous challenges which God has allowed us to endure, he has remained faithful by providing immense grace and an unbelievably supportive family and community to help us through this time.   These generous people help with the kids, house maintenance, grabbing groceries, and keeping our spirits up.   The road ahead will be arduous, but we are confident that the Lord wants to guide us through it so that we can get our feet back on the ground and resume what we love the most: serving all you guys!

As we begin chemotherapy for Karly, it is not yet clear how large our portion of the medical bills for her will be.  However, there are inevitably costs for medical equipment, prescriptions, and doctor bills.  Other funds will help us pay for life and family expenses as long as David and Karly are unable to remain consistently employed.  Any donation, no matter how small, will assist us in paying the upcoming costs while also allowing us to maintain as normal of a life as possible.

Thank you for all of your continuing prayers and support!

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David Szostak 
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Bowie, MD
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