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Please help support Bill's battle against cancer. The funds will be used to help pay rent and provide transportation to and from the doctor.

“Life is a long lesson in humility,” said by J.M. Barrie.

However when those lessons turn from humbling to crippling, life becomes a struggle of immense proportions. And for many people fighting an uphill battle, there is support—both emotional and financial—while others are forced to cope with the burden on their own.

The courage to fight and the strength of a person’s will is tested when cancer collapses the world around you.

An average suburban family was altered completely when last October a dedicated family man, Bill, was diagnosed with terminal throat, neck and head cancer. He was forced to go home and explain to his hardworking wife Carolyn and his valiant 17-year old daughter that the life they have known was gone forever.

“I am in pain from constant tooth problems—cavities and gums problems from radiation. [I have] no sense of taste and dry mouth. [I am wreaked by] mouth infections, jaw stiffness and jawbone changes. The truth is I deal with this every moment—awake and sleeping,” per email from Bill.

Their family has sacrificed everything in order to fight this disease. According to Bill, he is willing himself not to give up. Everyday he is fighting for his wife and daughter. For months, the obstacles have placed an emotional strain on the family.

“My daughter cries a lot for me, but the more we try to get out of this [the deeper we get], we just can't [do it] without help,” per email with Bill.

And as matters turn from bad to worse—the family has also been battling homelessness. Both Bill and Carolyn lost their jobs due to cutbacks during the recession. Now with piling debts and exorbitant medical bills, the family cannot keep their heads above water.

“That’s why this fundraiser is so important to me its going to save my life…It’s going to do the same for my wife and daughter,” per email with Bill.

Life with cancer has become an impossible hurtle to overcome. Especially for Bill’s family, it has not only become an overwhelming hardship but is has paralyzed them.

Making a small donation can be the difference between life and death. By making a minor contribution and by taking action—you are personally taking steps to help this family.

“You never know how STRONG you are... until being strong is the only choice you have,” per email from Bill.
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