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Health Expenses for Darryl

$27,894 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 339 people in 4 months
Created April 9, 2018
This GoFundMe campaign is for Darryl Willis. Darryl is one of the nicest people that you will ever know.  Even in the midst of his health struggles over the years, he has seemed to persevere  and remain positive through it all.

Darryl was diagnosed with Ulcerative colitis nearly 30 years ago and has struggled with his digestive system ever since. Over time he was able to gain weight and feel healthier. Fast forward to five years ago, he found out that he had colon cancer, having his large intestine (colon) removed. He has since been functioning with only his small intestine after reconstruction of his intestinal tract. He has been disabled and unable to work ever since. As of three weeks ago, Darryl was hospitalized once again and diagnosed with Crohn's disease with intestinal blockage, in which a new specialist informed him that he was misdiagnosed 30 years ago. The doctors had to perform surgery once again on his intestines to clear the blockage and because of an abscess, his wounds has to remain open for him to heal from inside out. He has to wear a colostomy bag and has lost so much weight, down to a lowly 103 pounds. This is very sad to see. He is praying that he does not have to wear the colostomy bag for the rest of his life. 

Darryl lives in DeSoto, Texas, but for the time being has to reside with his 80+ year old parents (Jewel & Dorothy) to help care for him in Malvern, Arkansas. He is an only child. Darryl is also a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., initiated Alpha Zeta Chapter, Spring 87. He has always considered his brothers and sisters in Greekdom to be the siblings he never had.

Darryl does not have healthcare and the medical expenses and home care is definitely a hardship on him and his parents to maintain. He is so modest and took convincing him to allow us to start this campaign. So, this campaign is a plea to all of Darryl's friends, family and even good Samaritans to show generosity.  Please give what you can and forward to others and let Darryl know that there are people that really care about him. Prayers are always sufficient and welcome as well.


Thanks in advance,

- Friends of Darryl
(managed by K.L. Withers)
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Hello Everyone,

I am writing to update everyone on Darryl's condition. Darryl has been in and out of the hospital for the past few months with several difficulties to his health. As of the late, the doctors now have to remove his right kidney. There were many avenues that led to this juncture. They originally tried placing a stent into his ureter and eventually malfunctioning. He has so much scar tissue, the kidney removal was the only option left to perform.

Darryl is trying to stay in good spirits, but I know that he has his days of sadness. Please reach out to Darryl and send prayers his way to regain his health and strength.

Thank you,

Friends of Darryl ( Managed by K.L. Withers)
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A Statement from Darryl:

Hello Everyone,

I’m still in the hospital but feeling much better. I don’t have words to express how humble and grateful that I have so many friends that wanted to financially contribute to my healthcare needs. This is helping me and my family more than you will ever know but do know that I would be in debt for the rest of my life if it were not for all of you. If there is anything that I can do for any of you; please do not hesitate in asking.

Again, I am truly Blessed to have such a large circle of family and friends that truly love me and for that I will be indebted to you all for the rest of my natural life.

Sincerely,

Darryl
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Dear Friends/Donors,

Once again, we would like to thank you for your generous contributions to this campaign.

We are writing with an update on the status of Darryl's health. He was re-admitted to the hospital on Saturday evening with complications concerning an infection. The current antibiotics wasn't properly fighting off the infections from his open wound. The medical staff has taken a culture in order to determine the necessary antibiotics that will be needed to fight his infections. Therefore, Darryl will be remain in the hospital until this can be accomplished.

Let us please continue to pray for Darryl's health and healing.

Sincerely,

- Friends of Darryl
(managed by K. L. Withers)
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Thank you to everyone that has generously donated to Darryl's campaign on behalf of his parents Jewel and Dorothy Willis! Darryl and his parents are so grateful for the amount of donations pouring in for him.

My name is Kim Withers and along with other friends (Bruce Horton & Matt King), have been working to make this process as smooth as possible for Darryl and his parents. We have been in contact with Mrs. Dorothy Willis and her bank account information has now been linked to the GoFundMe account and she will be managing all withdrawals for this campaign.

Again, thanks from the bottom of our hearts for your kind and generous donations to Darryl! We will send an update and personal thank you from Darryl soon.

- Friends of Darryl
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Raised by 339 people in 4 months
Created April 9, 2018
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