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The family and friends of Bud Ball are uniting to raise money to help with his battle against lung cancer. Please show your support!

***The family of Bud Ball are uniting to raise money to help with his battle against lung cancer. Funds will be used for medical anything he needs to help his fight. It has become very expensive with the small income we bring in each month. We are so blessed to have the technical ability to even do this online today.
Thank you for any donation amount you'd like to contribute to his cause, every one of them is appreciated so much!! Keep reading.......

I thank those who are joining to support us so much. UNTIL someone close to you gets cancer, it's hard to phantom the shock that it brings to you and to them, let alone all the treatments and medicines, the way it changes not only their life but it also changes yours. When they diagnosed Bud, we were all in shock, how do you get past that? You don't. You pray and pray. you hope your family and friends stand behind you. then you start's absolutely all you can do. I have felt so helpless through this although I'm his caregiver. We appreciate all who join to help us in this fight and those who cannot afford to help may God make a way for you also, if you share this with your friends and family its appreciated. Thanks and God bless you..

Bud is a father, grandfather and a great grandfather, married for 41 years to Brenda (me) his wife, blessed with 2 children, 2 grandchildren and the little great grand baby with him in the picture above. He has always loved helping others. His hobbies when able are piddling with old cars, and helping his friends with their car problems when they needed him. He is a good man whom we all love.

Bud was diagnosed with mestatic stage 4 non-small cell lung cancer in Jan 2012 after an MRI on his back showed huge tumor on his right endocrine gland over his kidney. Further studies revealed another tumor over left kidney, one in lung, one in a lung lymph node large, one small, another large tumor on his right femor and in the bone there also. His diagnosis was stage 4 cancer which is in a treatment stage only at this point...........He started radiation for the leg, then chemo in the hospital, he is undergoing chemo still, having scans after every 2 treatments. The results of the last scans showed the tumors have reduced in size almost halfway. With the team of drs and nurses, medical science and most of all God our heavenly father we hope they continue to shrink.....or better still, disappear. This already has been a fight for his life, he has been very sick since this started.

NOTE: I posted this on facebook....Just to let everyone know Bud's bills have surpassed 80,000 dollars with his hospital stay of 3 weeks, radiation, scans & chemo treatments. It's crazy prices for this stuff. Our insurance is paying all but 20%.... He has more chemo, scans scheduled. We will know more when these scans are done on April 19th. I think its fair to tell this seeing that is what this fundraiser is all about. and there will be much more. Love to all....Brenda

April 10th: I'm happy to report the hospital qualified us for 100% of all the bills they have there!! our goal is reasonable for the rest that we should have from any other dr, scan, radiation, meds, gas etc....thank God for this miracle!!
Donations can be sent by mail if you prefer to the address below......thank you

James Ball
107 Fore Road
Marshall, NC 28753
All your generous contributions, thoughts and prayers are deeply appreciated!! Thank you from the Ball and RIce family. We will post updates with info about Bud as we get it from the drs. Keep us in your prayers. Push the big yellow DONATE button and choose PAYPAL to make a secure donation with your credit or debit card...
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