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Weston Winning Against Cancer

$9,442 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 81 people in 13 months
Meet Weston.  Weston is the exemplar of strength and resiliency.  At age three, Weston was diagnosed with a moderate severe bilateral hearing loss requiring hearing aids and speech and language therapy.    It didn’t slow him down.  He loved learning and soaked up his broadening vocabulary like a sponge.  He taught himself to play guitar, loved high school football, and grew up to pursue his dream to become a welder.  He met and married the love of his life and gained an instant family.  At twenty-two, during a routine eye exam, it was discovered that Weston was losing his eyesight.  After seeing a retinal specialist, he was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a diagnosis that will leave him with a small amount of tunnel vision and night blindness.  His hearing loss and oncoming blindness are the result of a genetic syndrome called Ushers.  He took this devastating news in stride and began to rebuild his life.  He had to eventually give up his beloved welding job, then his driver’s license.  Now both legally deaf and legally blind, he became a stay at home dad to his step-daughter and was making plans to return to college as he learned to live with his decreasing eyesight.  In July 2017, nine days before his 26th birthday, he received the biggest blow yet.  Weston has been diagnosed with lymphoma.  To be specific, stage IV Non-Hodgkin’s B Cell lymphoblastic lymphoma.  And at age 26, he aged out of his mother’s insurance coverage.  Weston’s medical bills are mounting quickly.  He will require week-long hospitalization to receive his chemo and eventually a bone marrow transplant.  He is facing not only his medical bills, but new and higher insurance premiums, lost wages for his wife, and a host of miscellaneous expenses.  Weston has always put his faith in God and has only ever wanted to be a husband, father and provider for his family.  Life has dealt him several hard blows, but he has never given up.  He will persevere and beat cancer too.   Thank you for reading his story.  Any donation, no matter how small, will help Weston and his family.  God bless you.
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It has taken me a while to write this final update on Weston's campaign. As most of you know, Weston was taken into our Lord's care on November 1st. He fought bravely against cancer, but succumbed to an infection after his second round of chemo. Our hearts are broken as we will miss his warm smile, strong hugs, and his music that brought us all together.

I would like to sincerely thank everyone who contributed to his fund and thank you also for your prayers. Weston has received the ultimate healing.

Weston's fund will remain open a while longer as his wife, Anastasia, and daughter, Lily, work to rebuild their lives.

May God bless all of you who have supported Weston and his family during his brief illness and his passing.

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Update on Weston: It has been almost eight weeks since Weston had his first chemo treatment. Although his wound (from a fall he took shortly after his first treatment) has not completely healed, the doctors feel he cannot afford to delay any longer. We are praying that all will go well this time. We met with the transplant doctor on Monday. We are hoping that in three to four months (3-4 chemo treatments) he will be ready for a bone marrow transplant. Please keep him in your prayers. He has a difficult road ahead of him, but his attitude is good and he has a strong support system, including his sweet wife. #WestonWillWin!
Ready for round two
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Weston began this week in ICU running a fever and having difficulty breathing. Although out of intensive care, he is still running a fever and is dealing with wounds and bruises he has suffered as a result of his limited eyesight. Something that in the past was not an issue, has become possibly life threatening due to his low platelet and white blood cell counts. His first round of chemo is beginning to show signs that it is working. His lymph nodes are smaller and his blood work shows improvement, but he has a long way to go. Please continue to pray.

And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. James 5:15
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Weston has had a setback. He began running a fever and is in ICU. Prayers are needed.
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