Sterling, at a young age of 25 and with no health insurance has been battling Crohn's disease over the last year and has recently (as of November) been diagnosed with cancer. Sterling and Tiffany his beautiful wife were married May of this year. Shortly after Sterling was officially diagnosed with Crohn's disease. He underwent a major surgery in the summer and a 9 day stay at St. Charles Medical Center. Sterling recently went into the doctor for chest pain where they discovered he had 2 large tumors in his neck. After testing, Sterling has been diagnosed with Papillary carcinoma and has a good possibility of having Medullary carcinoma, which has a much lower cure rate than papillary carcinoma. After Thanksgiving (Sterling did not want to miss out on his Thanksgiving dinner!) Sterling will undergo an operation to remove the two tumors, his thyroid and lymph nodes that are in his neck. He will then undergo Radioactive therapy and additional tests to see if the cancer has spread in his body. We don't know what the total expenses will be - but we felt we had to get something started to alleviate the stress on Sterling and Tiffany so that they can focus all of their energy and strength on winning this battle! The money donated will be used to pay for medical expenses and to help with daily living expenses while Sterling and Tiffany have to live off of one income. Please keep Sterling and Tiffany in your prayers at this time! Sterling and Tiffany need all your support and prayers to help them stay strong through this trial.
If you have any questions, or suggestions or just need to contact a representative for the family please call Havalah West (Sterling's Sister) at 503-899-5417 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to send a donation by mail, please send checks to attention: Sterling West
P.O. Box 61535 S. Hwy 97 Suite 9-194
Bend, OR 97702
All your generous contributions, thoughts and prayers are deeply appreciated!!
Thank you all SO Much!! - Sterling and Tiffany, West Family, and Lewis Family