Mike & Jill Battle Cancer

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I have updated (downsized) our go fund me goal. We have been so blessed by so many people’s generosity. We are going to get help from disability in July so after that we’re hoping to be financially independent once again. We have been so blessed by our community and the meals, groceries, gift cards and many kind gestures that have been given to us. We will never forget our time of need and how so many people gave us help. Our lives are forever changed by this. We will always try to pay it forward. (Previous story below)

We have recently had our lives changed in a sudden and scary way. My dear husband and love of my life was diagnosed with
Stage 4 Esophageal Cancer. We have a 12 year old son Evan and none of us are ready to lose each other. Mike has had his own business painting cars and doing touch up for decades. When he doesn't work he doesn't get paid and he won't be working anytime soon if at all.
Hopefully I'll be able to continue working but I may need to take time off unpaid. The goal for me is to work as much as possible so Mike doesn't have to. I'd love to be able to take unpaid time as needed and not have to worry about the mortgage.
Thank you in Advance. Our family is being wrapped in love and support and I have no doubt that we are in Gods Hands and our needs will be taken care of. I do feel like God and I have different ideas about what we can handle but he and I will figure that out later. For now I try to choose faithfulness over fear.

In love and faith,
Jill

PS if we have leftover funds and don't need them you can bet we will pass it along to our other loved ones who are fighting Cancer but may not have the network that we have.
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Sharing my FB post from this morning about yesterday.
So proving that I am either a rockstar or plum crazy...I took Evan to Santa’s Village for an hour. I was sitting in the office trying to print out the passes from Black Friday and going back and forth between going and staying home to run the shit show.....and I read a message from a HS friend who shared her experience with the C word and some things in her message compelled me to go and not question. This person and I have not seen each other or talked since 1988.....her message and reaching out meant a lot. Short story longer, we were in biting winds and it was 25 degrees but I got to see Evan be a kid again for an hour and 1/2. He ran from ride to ride with delight. They had a clearance sale for $2 on these yellow huge fuzzy Spongebob hats. I bought 2 and we wore them all over the place. ( they were warm) everyone who saw us smiled at our Spngebob fuzzy hats, but it felt like they were smiling at us. This group of 4 older men dressed retro with top hats came up to us in line for the reindeer ride and sang Silent Night to us. I tried not to cry because they were watching us so closely and happily. Another couple gave Evan their cup of animal feed and said their fingers were too frozen to feed them. We pet baby cows, a pig and fed antelope.we saw bunnies and reindeer. All in an hour and a 1/2. It was the last day they were open for the season and that magical short time did something for us both. We came home and he folded clothes for me as a surprise. Just in 1 day yesterday we were supported by our friends, neighbors and community again in unthinkable ways. A friend installed our new toilet, someone picked up our donations and took 2 laundry baskets of laundry. ( this someone has 3 kids and is a FT caretaker of a grandparent and has chronic pain) someone is loaning us a brand new hospital bed that will let him sit up and get comfortable. They are arranging delivery for us today. A co-worker and very good friend of Mikes wrote a beautiful card to Mike and stuffed it with hundred dollar bills. He said it was a paid 1 week vacation without the vacation part. The card he wrote touched both of our hearts. God is so good and so are our friends and loved ones that He has put in our lives to walk with us. Our lives are forever changed and service and kind acts will be a bigger part of it after this. We are going to find little ways to do more now if we can without spending money as well. It helps us to help others too. ❤️our hearts are full and grateful. Merry Christmas everyone. Let our stories inspire you and remind you to hold each other dear. Take care of the ones you are lucky enough to have in your life. Any act of kindness will bless you and bless someone else.
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