SO HEY, my parents went up to Seattle today to conference with the hospital up there, and they’re not going to bother waiting to hear back from my dad’s insurance, they’re just going to assume his insurance will accept—which means his situation is THAT severe. MY DAD IS GOING UP TO SEATTLE MAY 13TH TO START STEM CELL TREATMENT. SO this means that my Mom and Dad need to find some sort of apartment or living space (one where they can live in isolation, as my dad’s immune system will essentially be GONE during this 2-and-a-half month process) within 30 minutes of the Fred Hutichinson Cancer Research Center up in Seattle.
Not only this, but we have to fundraise like crazy—my parents still haven’t heard back from my Dad’s union which promised to provide him with some income, meaning MY PARENTS HAVE HAD ZERO INCOME SINCE HIS LAST DAY OF WORK ON 4/3/14.
As you can imagine, their regular bills are piling up on top of these current and upcoming medical bills.
WHICH LEADS ME TO MY POINT:
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE help my parents. Even if it’s only $1, please help us out. And if you don’t have the monetary means, if you have any resource information about a housing situation for my parents, please share (again, it HAS to be within 30 minutes of the FRED HUTCHINSON CANCER RESEARCH CENTER—this is REQUIRED for him to get treatment). And, of course, if neither of these are feasible, please share and reblog. Prayers for his healing and treatment are appreciated and valued.
Guys, this is my Dad’s last chance—if we can’t make this work, my Dad won’t have any other options left. He’s 52 years old and too young to be taken from his family.
Again, anything and everything helps. You can donate by going to their GoFundMe page (organized by family members): !!!HERE!!!
OR you can also buy a t-shirt to help support as well: !!HERE!!
Please and thank you guys SO MUCH in advance. We’re all praying and we know my Dad can kick this with everyone’s help! You’re all AMAZING! Thank you and God bless! <3
Happy Thursday everybody! I have an update!
My dad went in this morning for a CT scan to see how his cancer’s reacting/if there’s even any left. The goal was to eliminate the cancer in order for him to qualify for the bone marrow transplant up in Seattle here in just under a week (they would take some of his own bone marrow, kill off all the bone marrow in his body, then re-introduce it back. This is not to treat the cancer itself, but to prevent it from coming back again. If this doesn’t work/he doesn’t receive this, the cancer will likely come back every few years for the rest of his life.)
We’re believing however, that his scan will come back great and my folks will be headed up to Seattle on the 13th. My folks have also found a place to stay while he receives treatment up there, however it’s $500/week in order to stay. Currently the GoFundMe page is at just over $1000 in roughly 16 days, which while AMAZING, is cutting it close for housing alone.
As always prayers and signal boost would be AMAZING, and if you can give even a dollar, that would help us out tremendously.
Thanks so much everyone for all of your kind words, prayers, and help! I said it before, but I’ll say it again: You guys ROCK! <3