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This fundraiser ended on 04/12/12

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This fund is on behalf of my father. Any and all funds raised will go to help pay for his expenses. Please show your support by donating!!!

My father Steve Holly was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer 2 1/2 years ago. He recieved surgery for this 6 months after finding the cancer in April 2010. Immediatly following surgery Dad started Chemo which was to insure all of his cancerous cells were gone. He finished Chemo on his birthday December 29,2010.
Dads insurance ran out in February 2011, and he had no coverage until about a year later in November 2011. During this period he and Darlene (wife) spent countless hours trying to figure out how to make ends meet. They have had their ups and downs (very understandable) but have stuck by eachothers side and have learned to lean on eachother for support.
Dad was unable to see any type of MD during that year without insurance so when he finally could see one, they made him wait 4 months to get in and see an Oncologist and recieve a PET scan. Unfortunately thats when we all recieved devistating news...
Cancer had become metastisized and is now stage IV in his lungs, bronchial tube, and very near his esophagus. Cancer treatment in Florida and even healthcare is not very good unless you happen to be wealthy.
His best chance to fight it is for he and Darlene to come to Wisconsin where the family is, and the care he needs can be given. We need to raise enough money to help pay for rent (he can not be around kids so much as his white cell count will dramatically drop and he will be very prone to infection), gas to and from treatment, treatment/ healthcare, nourishment and to 'feel human'. We are helping him as much as possible but he needs so much more than what my sister and I can do. ANYTHING HELPS!
We are not ready to lose our dad to cancer yet and Darlene is having a hard time imagining her life with Dad not in it. He has grandkids to meet, memories to make, and life to live.
On behalf of my sister Julia and her family, myself and my family, and His wife Darlene we thank you for helping us give our father/husband life!!!!!
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