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This fund is created to raise money for Dan Dresser's fight against cancer, paying for food, bills and medical expenses. Please help.

For over 30 years, Barb Dresser has suffered from Multiple Sclerosis, and has been cared for by her devoted husband, Dan Dresser. For the last several years, Dan, who holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry and has worked for leading environmental consulting firms, has found it difficult to find steady work. Under a mountain of medical debt, Dan and Barb fought to make ends meet.

At the end of May 2011, Dan was diagnosed with advanced stage Renal Cell Carcinoma, and was told that, even if he had the means to attempt traditional forms of treatment, which he did not, he had 8-12 months to live. Devastated, they are determined to find an alternative to raising the white flag to cancer, such as nutritional and supplemental therapies, but can't afford even to put food on the table. To make matters worse, a recent storm caused a tree to fall over on the house, which damaged the furnace, making heating the house impossible. House repairs and the purchase of a new furnace are out of the question, as any insurance money will have to be allocated towards their defaulted mortgage. Their car was recently repossessed and the house could potentially be taken from them as well.

As their daughter, I am creating this fund to support their most basic needs- food, shelter, clothing. My brother, Dave, and I have been able to assist in some ways, but it is not feasible for either of us to continue to support their extreme financial need. Believing in God's unwavering faith and love has always sustained me, and I'm calling on that faith now as I ask my extended family and friends to support us in our effort to give dad a fighting chance at survival. Times are difficult, and you may have little to give financially. Please know that, while every dollar counts, your prayers and words of encouragement are MOST important in this time.

If you wish to send cards or checks directly to the house, you may do so at:
Richard and Barbara Dresser
2535 Cox Neck Road
Chester, MD 21619

If you have any questions regarding this fundraiser or my dad's condition, you may email me at:

Thank you for your love, financial and emotional support and, most importantly, fervent prayers. Be blessed.

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