In support of our mother, Rhonda Sue Wickerham, we her three children are requesting your help. This is not something we do lightly as our parents, David and Rhonda, have instilled in us the desires to be self sufficient, humble, and to work for what we earn. This news has shocked us and while we are concerned, cautious, and scared, we are also remaining hopeful, positive and supportive for our mother. We truly have been blind-sighted by this diagnosis. What we believed was to be a sprain or torn muscle at worst, has transformed before our eyes into something unimaginable. CANCER. As of now, we know she has cancer in or on her liver. She also has a mass on her shoulder believed to be cancer. She just had her full body PET-Scan today and will be having a biopsy of the mass on her shoulder tomorrow morning ( April 11th 2019). The doctors are still working on trying to find the primary location of the cancer to hopefully prevent anymore spreading. There was no warning, no symptoms other than sever shoulder pain. Mom (Rhonda) has always been the kind of person to go above and beyond for others. She is known for making sure everybody is happy and surrounded by love, she would do anything for those around her. As her children we know the extent she has gone to ensure our happiness, health and well being, while putting her own desires on the back burners. She deserves more than we can provide, and we will absolutely do what we can to help. But now we are asking you. If our Mom or Dad has ever done anything for you, or impacted you, please help us to alleviate just some bit of this stress and fear.
Our Father (David Wickerham) will still be performing concerts at the persistence of our mom, however due to this situation and nature of this, there may come a time where she NEEDS him. David is a traveling musician who plays the theater pipe organ for a living. He travels the nation and internationally for work and is the sole provider as well as currently full time caregiver to Rhonda. Because David is self-employed there are no sick days, vacation days or PTO days, taking off work is 100% unpaid. Most of Rhonda's doctors appointments are hours away from home. They have been traveling to and from appointments a few times a week for the last few weeks now. The gas and travel expenses are starting to add up as you can imagine. Until the debilitating pain she is experiencing subsides, or is somewhat managed, she will need him more than ever before. They need each other, as they are whole together. He is her rock and strength at the moment and between their requests for prayers and our request for help we'd like to get her great care for her needs. WE just know this cannot be done alone or in silence. We will be keeping everybody posted and up to date on her progress and are humbly asking for any help possible. Any amount donated will be truly 100% appreciated. If you cannot donate please share this plea and lets shower mom with love, support, kindness and healing.
Thank you so very much,
Matthew David and family
Julia Rose and family
Emily Sue and family