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This fundraiser ended on 07/31/12

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Fundraiser for a Navy veteran & former corrections officer's widow to help cover costs from his cancer treatment and final expenses.

On March 30th 2012 my father began acting slightly confused and off balance. My mother, married to him for 32 years, rushed him to the emergency room believing he had suffered a stroke. What followed was much worse than any of us could have imagined. After several scans & tests, we got the devastating news. They found several tiny tumors all over his brain, 1 massive tumor on the right side that was bleeding, and 3 medium sized tumors on the left side of his brain. With further testing they discovered several tumors in his lungs, a large mass in his abdomen, and determined he also had skin cancer. They immediately began radiation treatments hoping this would give us extra time with him. These treatments were so painful for him. Four short weeks later my father passed away.
Not only is he a former Navy veteran that served during the Vietnam conflict & corrections officer for the state of Virginia, he also adopted and raised six children along with his two biological children. He dedicated his entire life to making sure everyone around him was taken care of. Now, we want to pick up where he left off. My mom is facing massive hospital bills from his treatment & is trying to collect money to give my dad the funeral he deserves. His insurance won’t cover the majority of his hospital stay. He didn’t have life insurance that covered death by cancer. We want to help give my mom peace of mind & help her recover some of the autopsy costs as well.… she has lost so much already. And we’d like to give my dad the honorable burial he deserves after so many years giving to others.
Please help us accomplish this goal. Any donation big or small helps!
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