Rally for Sandy & Scott Klug
Life has just hit the Klugs hard. Sandy and Scott thought they were finally getting their feet underneath them. Cancer was being treated, debt was slowly being paid down, they had an apartment, and Scott had lots of good wood to sell for his business. Then one after another, like dominoes, things fell apart: the transmission went out in Scott's truck (that he uses to haul wood), their landlord came around with an eviction notice (for just after Christmas), and the new manager at the restaurant where Sandy has been selling her jams and pickled goods decided not to sell them anymore.
The weight of everything happening at once has become a crushing burden for Sandy. She wonders: Where will they live? How will they make any ends meet without the truck to run Scott's business and without her restaurant account? After two previous bouts with cancer (one for Scott & one for Sandy) and Sandy's current fight with cancer, financial reserves have long since been depleted.
Please consider donating to my good friend and her son. Any amount you can give will be enough and appreciated more than you can know. Also, if you know of any resources that might be of use to them, please comment or send a message and let us know! For example, a place willing to sell Sandy's homemade goods; a car repair shop willing to offer discounted services or a payment plan; a safe, clean apartment for rent. Thank you!
NOTE: This campaign is continuing from when Sandy first learned she had bladder cancer. These are new needs that haven't been addressed from previous donations.
In the last five years, my good friend Sandra Klug has successfully fought breast cancer, lost her home (the same home in which she grew up), helped her son through prostate cancer and ongoing back & knee problems, and had to move four times. She is currently without and searching for a stable place to live. Now, with her financial resources completely drained, she has just learned that she has a tumor on her right kidney and the cancer may or may not have also spread to her bladder.
In addition to her job in real estate, she has begun selling her homemade jam, "Shuggy's Sweets," to help make ends meet. But it's going to take so much more to help get her through this! Initial medical bills are already totaling more than $12,000.
If you know Sandy, you know how thoughtful she is and eager to help. Now help me help her pay medical bills and meet housing needs while the cancer and its treatment deprive her of the ability to provide for herself. Help me show her she is not alone in this fight.
I have 1 more chemo treatment for my bladder tumor to go! Thought we'd be all done only to find out that it will be a maintenance program. In 6 weeks another cystscopy is scheduled. If no tumors or cancer is found, it's a good thing because the chemo is working and I will need another 3 weeks of chemo. So, cystscopy then chemo in my future years. I was doing fine until I received this news! The treatments are very awful for 2 days so am unable to do much of anything those days. And, the treatments are so invasive!
In 2 weeks I had 3 surgeries. ..life is a challenge, but my faith in God has helped carry me through. My faith and my friends for sure! Scott and I miss our neighborhood and friends so much.
Medical bills, etc. are reaching the $50,000 mark which has been devastating.
On a good note, Scott's knees have improved, thank the Lord! His back issues remain and he's been told that he will need extensive back surgery including a spinal fusion in the near future. Meanwhile, the doctor has agreed to have him have spinal injections to help prolong the necessity for spine surgery right away. He's concerned about losing his business accounts. Hopefully, the injections will give him some relief.
On the bright side, I'm so looking forward to planting my vegetable garden. Got the "itch" for sure! We have a nice large and sunny area that will be just perfect! Good for my Shuggy's Sweets projects as well, so all will be perfect for my special relishes and jams!
Please keep us in your prayers and keep in touch!
Scott and Sandy Klug