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Help us help Grandad, even if all you can do is pray for him and our family it would be greatly appreciated!

I was raised by my grandparents from 3 months old. They are and always have been my "mom and dad." In June of this year my grandfather was diagnosed with stage 4 small cell lung cancer. For those who aren't familiar, small cell is the more aggressive of lung cancers. By the time it was found It had already moved to his colon, heart, spine, and brain. His oncologist told us that this particular cancer grew so quickly that he had probably oonly had it a month or 2 before he was diagnosed. He began chemo therapy the very next day, with a ten day round of radiation on his brain to start the week after. He had a one week break after that before he had to start his 2nd round of chemo. All of the back to back treatments have taken an extreme toll on him. It quickly got to the point that he needed round the clock care. Then, 3 days ago, he was admitted into the hospital with a very high heart rate and low blood pressure, dangerously low white blood count and platelet count. He was placed in step down icu and given a platelet transfusion. Now they are telling us he is going to need a whole blood transfusion as well because his red blood count has dropped since he has been in the hospital. We have been told that he may not get to go home. My mother and I have been caring for him as best we can through all of this but it is causing us both to miss a significant amount of work. Missing work along with the increased expenses associated with his care are adding up. We appreciate any and all prayers and donations to help cover gas, missed work, and childcare (my 2 year old is not allowed into the icu) Thank you so much!
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