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Help Wes Simmons Excavate Cancer

$15,988 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 94 people in 10 months
Created August 20, 2018
Hello family, friends and anyone willing to assist: "UNDER CONSTRUCTION"  - "EXCAVATION" - "BLUE PRINTS" just a few familiar words my brother & I learned at a young age.  Recently, as of end of July, those words took on a whole new meaning for Wesley & the biggest, most important "job site" of his life began = Excavating Stage 4 Colon Cancer,

Shortly after Memorial Day he started not feeling quite right - the man who hasn't had any major medical complaints his entire life - sought Doctor assistance for the pain that was increasing.  After 2 weeks under a Doctor’s care with no improvement; further testing was performed and confirmed his first indicator of cancer.  Thankfully his good buddy Nurse Tracy took action and started the movement towards results and answers.  Wes was scheduled for a liver biopsy and colonoscopy all in the same day (7/31/18).  Upon returning the next day for results and meeting his Oncologist, the Doctor notice some facial issues, some slurry speech and slow motor movements and the Nurse wasn't able to draw even a small vial of blood from his body due to dehydration. The admission of inpatient began…

His body opts to keep it interesting: with metastasis to the liver & surrounding lymph-nodes; vegetation on his heart leading to 4 mini brain strokes.  After almost 10 days hospitalized we were able to take him home (8/9) with professional home care medical assistance and medication both orally and IV; unfortunately only to return approximately 1 week later via the Emergency Room.  Which began another hospitalized stay on August 17, 1 day after his 41st Birthday with early stages of bowel obstruction and a “belated gift” of an NG Tube was received.

Simon Cancer Center,  along with our Parents Home, has been Cancer Headquarters.  The team of doctors from Oncology, Neurology, and Infectious all coordinating "blueprints" for his plan of attack.  Delay in chemo occurred because of the Heart Vegetation and now this partial obstruction created  conversation of surgery or chemotherapy delay (yet again); however, what we consider a "small success" he was able to receive his 1st round of chemotherapy via IV last night (8/20) and now every other week.

Many people have mentioned a Go Fund Me campaign. As my brother states, “ I have always been self sufficient and hard working to support my 2 kids and living my life to the best of my ability. It is not an easy thing for me to ask anyone for help…but, this journey is bringing all kinds of changes, so go head Sis – let’s reach out.”   

As he continues to flash his smile and large personality of optimism, it’s already been quite the health adventure and it’s only day 22 – we are seeking funds to help cover medical expenses, home health care, and therapies the doctors want to unfold; along with alternative methods to ensure his nutrition stays on track since he is a self-pay patient and is no longer able to work alongside our Dad & the valuable Team of W.E. Simmons & Sons.

I, Wes along with our parents and his 2 children – Jackson & Madison – THANK YOU in advance for whatever you are able to do. If you are unable to donate, please keep us in your thoughts and prayers.
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Sunday was extra special -felt well enough to step outside for a brief moment for an immediate family photo❤️.
The taste of metallic is strong from chemo these past few days but keeping nutrition in the body where it belongs has been a bonus ✔️.
From entire family to you and yours we say thank you again and remember to give hugs freely.
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Week 2 Chemotherapy begins with a few better days at home than last discharge we are ready to get another round working in his body. He has been the good patient as Mom and I try various smoothies to get his veggies in him .

Save the date of 9/9 for a fundraiser event if you are local Indianapolis and can join us that would be wonderful! More details to come....
Week 2 for chemotherapy begins
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Check out this video update.
Freedom again -
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Raised by 94 people in 10 months
Created August 20, 2018
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