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The Murray Family Fund will be used ONLY to pay household expenses while Gene Murray undergoes treatment for Stage 2 Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma

There comes a time in your life when you just can't afford to be stubborn or too proud to accept help from others - that time has come for my family.

On April 16th my husband was rushed to a local hospital because we believed he threw out his back. He stayed in the hospital for 5 days & was released being told he just had a kidney infection. After getting worse and seeing several more doctors he was then diagnosised with Stage 2 Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. He has a large tumor on his spine & spots in two lymphnodes that are cancerous.

My husband has been our family's sole source of income for nearly the last 8 years. Since May 30th he has been unable to work so we have had zero income coming in until recently when we were approved for temporary cash assistance from the state in the amount of $364 which, of course, doesn't go very far.

We hate having to resort to asking for help but we don't have any other choice...friends have thrown us a fundraiser car wash which was successful in bringing some money but not nearly enough to help keep us afloat until my husband is able to return to work. However, it made a dent in going towards paying our mortgage for one more month.

If it weren't for the love & support of family & friends (and now hopefully the kindness of strangers as well), I'm not sure how my husband & I, along with our two sons, would be able to get through this difficult time. Thankfully our medical insurance is covering all medical expenses at this time, we are however unable to pay the day-to-day household expenses while my husband is unable to work during treatment & I am unable to work due to caring for him.
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