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Support Caleb’s Fight with Cancer (MDS)

$62,324 of $65,000 goal

Raised by 501 people in 6 months
Created November 17, 2018
Caleb’s Story:

Caleb and Kristen met on red Oklahoma soil and fell in love in Maryland under the summertime stars. They were married in 2013 after a whirlwind romance. Their great love grew even stronger in 2014 when their son, Rowdy, was born and again in 2016 with a daughter, Summer Jo. In 2017, they moved to Florida and found their new home sweet home.

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Caleb and Kristen are an exceedingly talented couple. There isn’t anything they set their hands to that doesn’t turn to beauty. While Caleb’s strengths are surely in craftsmanship, he left his job in construction to pursue his ultimate dream: music. He learned how to play violin at a young age, alongside his twin brother Daniel, and ever since there was a tune in his heart that he so desperately wanted to share. After many months of searching for the best spot to base their family and his new career, Caleb and Kristen found their perfect fit in Tarpon Springs, FL in 2017. Since then, Caleb has financially supported his family with Cal Morris Music and developed a devoted following in Tarpon Springs and beyond.

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Caleb’s Diagnosis:

On the cusp of a busy music season, Caleb thought it best to go checked out by the doctor on his day off. He was experiencing some out of the ordinary stomach symptoms and wanted to be healthy for the long weeks ahead. The doctor’s office ran routine blood-work, and the results came back as abnormal. Their doctor sent them to the ER, and within hours they were admitted with a prognosis of “you should probably prepare for the worst.” Caleb and Kristen spent the next four days in the hospital meeting with specialists and running tests. On Friday, November 16th they were given the diagnosis their hearts most feared: it was cancer. Not leukemia as they initially thought, but a rare form of blood cancer known as MDS (Myelodysplastic Syndromes).

This week, Caleb and Kristen will meet with a team of oncologists to decide on the way forward. He will likely require a bone marrow transplant, chemotherapy and a host of other treatments. He will be placed in periods of isolation, time away from his children, his family and friends, and his work. The hardship to their family, financially, emotionally, and spiritually will be immense.

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Your Contribution:


If you know Caleb and Kristen, you know they’ve experienced more personal heartbreak than most their age. Nonetheless, they’ve stood firm, with unfailing faith in their Lord, in the midst of overwhelming personal loss. Not only are they some of the strongest people out there, but they are also some of the most generous. As a recipient of their care for so many years, we’re here to support them in return, to fight this battle with them, and to remind them that no matter what may come, they will not walk this road alone. We believe they will weather this storm, that they will be sustained and carried by others, and that Caleb will walk away from this wholly healed.

Your financial support will release Kristen to care for Caleb full time and for Caleb to focus on fighting the battle ahead. Your contributions will also provide the essential needs their family requires to put a roof over their head, pay for health premiums, and cover day to day living expenses.

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If you are unable to contribute financially, we’re grateful you’ve been able to read a small part of their story. We, along with Caleb and Kristen, pray it would point you to a God who saves and sustains in the midst of the hardships of life.
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Raised by 501 people in 6 months
Created November 17, 2018
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