Wednesday, July 16, 2008
I realize that I said I wouldn't post until my stint at Slice this week was over, but I wanted to put this out nonetheless. My friend, Josh Rittenhouse, who runs Truth Matters recently put a blog post about his mother who is battling cancer and needs prayer and financial support. Josh has even had to sell his car to help meet the expenses. Please offer prayer and if you can and are led to give financial support for his mom's therapy, please do so as well. Here is his mother's dilemma written by Josh, himself.:
For those of you who do not know, my mother has been diagnosed with breast cancer. This is her 3rd bout with cancer. She's had a complete hysterectomy, she's had her entire colon removed and she's now had a double, radical mastectomy.
The good news: She is doing very well under the circumstances, she has stayed faithful and is in good spirits. She has completed her 12 weeks of chemotherapy at Hershey Medical Center and has completed her chemotherapy shots.
The bad news: My mother, Carol, must be on an oral chemo daily for the next 5 years which we unexpectedly found out insurance will not cover. Although we fought hard to get it covered, insurance will not cover it. Currently she is paying $5,000/year out of pocket for her medications alone. And now, in addition, she needs this oral chemo which is $300/month for the next 60 months. That's $8,600/year out of pocket with insurance just for medicine.
I am not writing this for any type of pity party. I am just stating the facts. We need help. I have sold my vehicle to help with her previous expenses and now this. Also, my father became disabled and now earns only a fraction of what he used to.
I am asking those of you that would like to help to possibly donate $5 toward her medications. If we could get 1000 people to donate, that would take care of almost an entire year's worth of medication. Although she must be on this medication for 5 years in total, she wants to take things one year at a time. 100% of all donations received will go directly toward her medical expenses.
Regardless of whether you would like to help her with her medical expenses, please pray for her throughout another tough trial in her life.
You can find out more and/or donate at the link here:
Here is an update on his mom's situation, too. Please keep them in your prayers regardless.
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