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Raised by 51 people in 12 months
My dad has given his heart and soul to creating a better Bryan County. He loves his community and most of all loves sharing his knowledge and passion with others. During his many years in fire service doing everything from Chief, teaching young new comers and his CPR/First Aid classes to the community, he really has made a huge impact on many of our lives. He has one of the biggest and kindest hearts you will ever have the pleasure of experiencing. I’m asking for your help to show him how much love and support our great community has for him. I know I have not spoken much about his situation. I am still very emotional about it and even now am writing this though many tears, but here goes. (Please excuse any errors, I’m sure this could have been better written with a better emotional state)

Daddy was diagnosed with esophageal cancer only about 2 months ago. It was found after he had issues swallowing food. Because of the location things have progressed pretty far along before they were found. You can imagine things have moved extremely fast since. He had a feeding tube placed with complications and already spent a week in the hospital last month. This really took a toll on his body. He then went into an aggressive weekly Chemo and daily Radiation treatment. As you can imagine the treatments have been extremely rough for him as well. Each week seems to get worse than the one before. Just a little less than 3 weeks shy of his 69th birthday he could really use your prayers and support to continue to fight through everything he is going through.

You can imagine the toll this takes on my wonderful mom mentally and physically as well. She is caring for him 24 hours a day, driving him to all appointments, trying to find foods he can eat, keeping his crazy doctor schedule together and barely having a moment to sleep, eat or care for herself.

Any help or support you can give is very much appreciated. I know we always ask how we can help but you can imagine how overwhelming this is for all of us and how hard it is to even figure out how others can help. Just seeing the love and support gives us all strength to keep pushing on to get through this.

The last thing I want my parents to worry about are expenses, bills, medication costs and all that continues to come no matter what happens in life. You can imagine the cost of daily drives to multiple doctor visits, medication costs, medical equipment costs and all that they are enduring at this time.

My dad being such a giver and not so great of a receiver knows nothing about this request as of now. I know once he sees the pouring in of love and support from his beloved community he will be overwhelmed with pride and love for all of you.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and please leave a message for my dad so he can see all the lives he has touched and give him the strength he so badly needs right now.

Love you all,
Terra
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Daddy is feeling better, spirits are up and he looks great. The feeding tube has reluctantly been cooperating and we continue to hope that continues. He has completed 18 out of 26 treatments of Radiation and only has one more Chemo session left. After those are completed he has a period of rest and recuperation prior to surgery to remove the mass and put his stomach and esophagus back together again. Please continue with the thoughts and prayers!! I have received the first check of $2000 and can't wait to present it to him along with all of your words of support, love and encouragement!! Also thank you for all of the shares and a special thank you to Jeff Whitten for your lovely article in the Bryan County News!!
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