As many of you know my brother, widowed in 2013, ans single dad to Matthew and Tyler began a hero's jouney on Feb. 20, 2017 in a fight with Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma. He was diagnosed with a malignant tumor at the base of his tongue and cancer ells were detected in 2 lymph nodes right and left of his tongue. Normal family life was immediately thrown upside down and into "the wind" as Chuck's main focus became dominated with one of SURVIVAL. He endured 7 arduous weeks of aggressive treatment combining both daily high dose radiation and chemotherapy; a treatment regimen ensuring 85% survival rate but one which leaves all patients disabled both during treatment and into recovery.
Chuck's recovery has also been challenging. A july visit to the ER resulted in another hospitalization followed 10 days later (and presently) with a diagnosis of pneumonia. The reality of these setbacks have prolonged his inability to resume work and embrace daily life. He is so looking forwrd to getting back "in the saddle" and recovering his "Normal" life, including cheering on his two sons as they play high school football, watching and cheering for his Rugby friends this Fall and participating with Matthew's college search as he enters his Senior year at Menomonee Falls high school; a milestone that every parent wants to be a part of.
So let's help Chuck over this tough spot, let's keep him "in the game". His most pressing need right now, besides regaining his health and strength is Financial Assistance. No donation is too small, any amount will help put Chuck and his boys in abetter place. THANK YOU ALL for the help you've provided thus far and your prayers for his recovery; Chuck and I are forever grateful... Please "Share" his story with those you may deem appropriate.
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