My father was diagnosed with leukemia November 1st 2016. He has been on chemotherapy treatments since the start. He has also received a stem cell transplant which has since failed.
He has been in the hospital since February 18th of this year. There has also been problems getting rid of a blood born virus called cytomegalo virus that is causing issues. The doctors tried to use the standard medication for this, but the virus has become resistant. In an attempt to get rid of this virus they have placed him on some medication that is very hard on his body. It causes him to be very anemic and to also inhibits his body's production of platelets needed to help prevent bleeding. It can also damage his 1 remaining kidney . The Chemo he has been on has caused several problems. He developed a bleed in his large intestine and the Doctors tried to patch it but were unable to do so. To save his life they had to remove most of his large intestine. He has also developed 2 bleeds in his head that they are watching very closely.
This man is a wonderful father and grandfather. He has done more for me than any father should need to do. I was diagnosed with renal failure and he donated a Kidney to me so that I could live a normal healthy life. He has taught me many things, too many to list here. The most important thing he taught me was how to be a good christian father for my 2 boys.
The kidney he donated to me has since failed making it hard for me to assist my parents financially. I want to help my parents with their financial situation, and I feel this is the best way to do so. Please donate whatever you can afford to help my family so that when he is healed they are not burdened by medical bills. Please share this so that word can get out. Thank you and God bless.
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