Steve Ward Medical Fund

$6,808 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 27 people in 19 months
Steve Ward, a vital part of the Marion Toyota team for over 15 years, and proud father and husband was recently diagnosed with cancer. Although this news is tough to hear, we all know Steve as one of the most focused and toughest people around. Proud father of four boys, Steve and wife Jennifer currently provide around the clock care for their two youngest, Camden and Trenton. Camden is 10 years old, while Trenton is 12 and has autism. This requires extensive time, effort, and patience. Steve and his wife have always excelled in their care and compassion, and we hope to do all that we can to help them in these difficult times.

Steve was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in the oral cavity on January 8th. Treatment for this is quite extensive, including a 10 hour surgery, removal of a portion of his jaw, lymph node removal, and reconstruction. Initial time at the hospital will be 10 to 14 days, where he will come home at that time. Further treatments will continue, including radiation.

Total time out for Steve will likely be in the area of 5 months. Money raised will be used to help pay for insurance premiums, deductibles, and the extensive medical bills while Steve is off and with no income, as Jennifer is a proud homemaker.

In times like these, we've always prided ourselves on being able to step up. To be part of a great community, and to have a great network of customers, local businesses, companies we conduct business with and their representatives. The financial burden is something that is tough for anyone to handle, but we hope to ease the minds of Steve and his family to ensure the best recovery for him.

Local donations will also be accepted at Marion Toyota. We have also set up a bank account at Banterra Bank. If you'd like to donate though them, make the donation payable to Steve Ward.
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We wanted to post an update on Steve to let everyone know what has been going on. Steve has been home recovering for the last two months. He is recovering well and has even stopped in the dealership a few times to see us! He has started his radiation and therapy, and has about a month left. If everything goes as planned, he should be returning to work around the 1st of June. Please continue to keep this family in your thoughts and prayers. Any generosity would be greatly appreciated. The medical bills have started to come in, and we all know they will only continue for a while. With Steve unable to work, we hope to continue our support.
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Just an update on Steve. He went in the operating room about 7:30 this morning. Surgeons were estimating about 10 hours for the surgery. They are moving forward with removing the jaw bone, but are also removing tonsils and adenoids as well as lymph nodes. Removing the tonsils and adenoids was not expected. We will continue to post updates as we know more. Please continue to keep Steve and his family in your prayers.
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James Starnes
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18 months ago
$300
Josh Madrid
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SB
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Steve Bleyer
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Gloria Knopp
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