Shawn Carroll was diagnosed with sarcoma in his leg January of 2013. He and his wife, Krissi, with the support of family and friends made the weekly trips to Northwestern, often having to pay for hotel rooms in order to be there for each and every appointment. Shawn beat the cancer that had invaded his leg. Since that time, Shawn has been going for his yearly scans, each of which bring a sense of uneasiness and anxiety to those close to him, to ensure he is still cancer free. Unfortunately, this last scan did not bring the news we were all hoping for. The cancer has returned and is now in his lung at his young age of 37. Many tests have been scheduled and he could be admitted to Northwestern as early as one week to begin his first round of chemotherapy. These visits are not only costly in gas, but appointments are scheduled very early in the morning after a previous afternoon appointment, and require an overnight stay near the hospital.
Shawn is a leutenant on the Joliet Fire Department, where he has been a dedicated employee of service for 16 years. He and his wife, Krissi, have two young daughters where they reside in Plainfield. They are a family that gives back through the organization Pink Heals. They support this organization in ensuring those battling cancer receive the strength and support they need while journeying down that long and scary road. Now, he needs our support! We know Shawn can beat this! He is a fighter and has an amazing support system with his family, friends, and brotherhood of the fire service.
Anyone who has had someone close to them diagnosed with cancer knows it is not only a scary place, but comes with a slew of hidden costs and expenses. Shawn has dedicated his life to serving others, and he and his family should not have to stress about financial burdens when battling such an ugly sickness. Any donations will be used to cover all the expenses associated with Shawn's battle against cancer, such as hotel rooms, gas, and other travel costs. Any donation pledged will be appreciated more than words can express.
Please continue to pray for Shawn and his family to have the strength to beat this monster, we call cancer, AGAIN!
- Vera Wood
- Gail Nurczyk
- Larry Mores
- Bill Smith
- Jessie Kaska
Organizer and beneficiary