"Trust in the lord with all your heart, rely not on your own understandings but in all ways acknowledge him and he will make your path straight" psalm 3:5-6
It is with such a heavy and hurting heart having to post this update . .
This time last week, Kevin was fighting kidney failure which seems to be a result from his chemo treatment. Our hope was that dialysis would take stress off his organs and give him an opportunity to get stronger. He was very weak. Talking took so much energy.
After two rounds of dialysis, other areas were being compromised. The family and medical staff exhausted all options.
On Thursday, a descion was made to move Kevin to Tidewater Hospice in Bradenton, There his family and freinds could surround with love.
At 2:52 on Friday -July 7th, Kevin passed into God's arms. This has taken us all by surprise at how fast this happened. To fast. To young.
Kevin's Celebration Life Service will be August 5th at 1PM at the Bayside Campus in Sarasota - 8200 Bee Ridge Rd Sarasota, FL 34241 followed by reception at the same location.
Will post more details next week.
We are still raising money to pay for Kevin's houlistic treatments that he recieved and for his family's expenses as they mourn and adjust to his absense. Thank you so much for your generosity.
At the beginning of May, Kevin was experiencing severe back pain and not feeling at all that well. He was handling like most of us would. Unfortunately, the standard methods were not getting any relief. He began seeking a more in-depth medical evaluation getting several tests done trying to find some answers.
On June 6th Kevin’s pain and condition was getting worse, so Amy took him into the emergency room. The tests he was supposed to be getting done at the end of the week were now rushed. After several scans, tissue biopsies of the liver, pancreas and spleen, and blood test the doctors diagnosed Kevin with inoperable Stage 4 pancreatic cancer and a compromised liver.
Kevin is an amazing husband, father of 4 incredible children (Courtney (18), Kayle (16), Cayden (9) & Carter (6) ), a son, brother, and friend. His entire life he always put others before himself whether emotionally, physically, or financially if he knew it would make your life better. He is a man that gives so much and would never ask for anything in return. He has a heart of gold. Laugher that is filled with joy. Bear hugs given with unconditional love. His strong Christian faith is carrying him through this challenge.
Kevin has fought through medical struggles with his children. He has been a warrior for his daughter Courtney who has CP and son Cayden who was recently diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. It is now our chance to support him.
In times like these, everyone's first question is "what can I do?" We understand that everyone wants to help in some way or another. While none of us can fight this battle for him, we can support him and his family with financial assistance. Kevin is staying strong and keeping faith and hope to beat this cancer, this fund is set up to reach out to anyone who is able and willing to help support his expenses during this time.
Your support will go to help with:
Treatments: Since it is inoperable, Kevin is going to fight to reduce the tumors and reduce spreading with aggressive chemotherapy and holistic methods and protocols. Each cancer is different, but as my family has learned after fighting cancer with our mom and brother Brent that there are alternative treatments not suggested by the medical community that have results. Unfortunately, the insurance companies don’t cover them and they will be out-of-pocket expense.
Expenses: Kevin is going to have difficulty working as he goes through these treatments and battles the side effects. As the provider for his family, this weighs heavily on him. Your support will reduce the stress of these financial burdens, which will allow Kevin to focus on his healing.
Kevin's faith is unbelievable strong and he's determined to get through this to bring God the glory. Please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers, as we conquer this together.SaveSaveSave