Surgery

During a checkup my doctor found a pre-cancerous area in my small intestine. He advised me that it's not a matter of (IF) it will turn to cancer - but (WHEN). He said none of us can predict WHEN it will - all we know is that it's pre-cancerous, it's growing, and will soon grow to the point where it will completely cut off your ability to process or pass your food. 

He also said that right now, it's just THIS side of my large intestine - but if it spreads from my small intestine over to my large intestine, we'll have problems. So, he strongly advised that if I get it done now we will avoid those complications. I asked if I could wait until my vacation time kicks in again. But they advised against it.

The specialist will remove the affected section of my small intestine and reconnect the two remaining ends. He said this IS major surgery so, I'll be in the hospital (4) to (5) days afterward and down nearly two weeks before returning to work.

If I may be completely transparent, the truth is, I live paycheck to paycheck. So, I have no additional funds for an emergency of this magnitude. 

My boss is graciously going to cover over half of my $6000 deductible. That alone is a praise report! However, I still need to avoid becoming homeless with all the other costs surrounding the surgery that insurance doesn't cover and my nearly two weeks down time.

So, right now, I just gotta ask you - flat out;  Can you help me? Can you help me with a donation of ANY amount? You will literally be making it possible for me get this surgery and to make it through my down time! 

Thank you so much for any consideration you may give this and thank you so much for every donation! 

If you know me personally, you're welcome to call me to verify this is really me! :) God Bless You! 

Vern Marks

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Vern Marks 
Organizer
Bethany, OK
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