Please help my dad fight for his life!

Hello all. As most of you already know, my dad Manuel Flores was diagnosed with Colon Cancer in October 2019. January 2020 he had a tumor the size of a soft ball along with portions of his colon and large intestine removed. During the tumor removal he had 30 lymph nodes in his colon tested for cancer and unfortunately all 30 lymph nodes came back positive for cancer. Which now put him at Stage 3 Colon Cancer. Meanwhile we all started to be put in quarantine, my dad started one of the biggest battles he’s ever had to face in his life.... Chemotherapy. February 2020 he started his first treatment and would go in every other week for an 8 hour infusion at the cancer center followed by a 48 hour pump he would be connected to at home. He did this every 2 weeks for 6 months. And did not complain one bit about having to go alone or having to go thru this whole process. After he finished his 11th treatment we noticed he wasn’t himself anymore, started to become very weak, would loose his balance easily and his neuropathy (numbness in his hands/fingers) started to get really bad. His Dr suggested he did not do his 12th and final treatment in hopes it would not continue to affect him but being the stubborn man he is, he decided to finish his round and continue with treatment #12. Once he completed this, we all saw a new Manuel. A man that was proud of what he had accomplished and who thought he had to overcome and beat this horrible disease. Unfortunately September 2020 we got the news that the chemotherapy did not work the way it was supposed to and his cancer wasn’t gone. This of course took a toll on him and as days slowly progressed his health has started to decline, pain in his abdomen was beginning to worsen and he tried his hardest to not let it show so we (his wife and children) wouldn’t try to take him to to the hospital. It’s a scary world we are living in due to COVID-19. But early this morning 10/9/20 I was woken up to a phone call from my crying mother asking me to please take my dad to the emergency room because he could not handle the pain any longer. He is currently admitted in the hospital as they run tests to see what is going on and what the drs can do to proceed with treatment. My siblings and I have tried to take on majority of my parents financial responsibilities this year in hopes to ease their worry and focus on fighting his battle with cancer but unfortunately, the bills keep coming in and it’s becoming really hard to keep up. Even while going through his treatments he still wanted to work to earn money for him and my mom, but now it’s become too hard on him physically. We are a family that does not like to ask anything of people, but our hands have become tied at the moment and as more and more appointments/tests come up the more bills come in We understand times are tough for many so if any kind of donation can’t be given, we would be more than grateful for prayers along with your love and support. Thank you all in advance & God Bless.


Jessica Flores
Riverside, CA

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