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This fundraiser ended on 06/30/12

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Help the family and friends of Marcus N. Jones raise funds to cover Medical and Memorial (Funeral) costs.

Marcus Neal Jones is 50 years old. Marcus has been diagnose Rectal Cancer. The Cancer is well into stage 4. It is unfortunate that the cancer was not found sooner. The doctors have said that if it was caught at the beginning of stage 4 then he would be given 3-6 months to live, however this is not the case and his life span can not be determined. Marcus also has Cancer of the Liver, there is no helping this matter because his liver is 90% gone. Recently, he had surgery to attach a Colostomy bag to him in order to help get rid of waste from his body. During this surgery the doctor hoped to remove some of the masses in the Colon area but due to the masses be much larger than expected and taking over the Pelvis area the doctor could not remove the masses. This explained why Marcus was having pain in that area. All of these medical issues have developed over time, however they only came out to the open recently. Marcus thought he was only dealing with Hemorrhoids. He was very fortunate that the right doctor was on duty one visit to the ER that realized that something much more was going on. Marcus has no Medical Insurance of any kind and bills are piling up quickly. His children are in the process of submitting the appropriate paper work for the assistance that is needed to help with Medical Coverage, however there are some needs that can not be cover one of which is Memorial (Funeral) Costs. Doctors have told the family to begin making arrangements because the only thing that can be done now is to make Marcus as comfortable as possible. Unfortunately the only thing that is helping him aside from being with family is pain medications. We can only expect the pain to get worse and this is very hard for the family to see him go through. What's even harder is not know how long he has. Marcus and the family are taking things one day at a time and cherishing the moments they have left with one another. As you may or may not know Funerals are not cheap. While looking into the costs the family has realized there is no way they can afford to give Marcus a proper Memorial Service without help. It was by the grace of God that "Give Forward" was found online. After looking into it and thinking long and hard. The family decided this must be an answer to prayer. So, this is where you can help. The family and friends are asking for your support. Any donation will help. It is understood that no everyone can give so we ask that if you can not, please keep Marcus and the family in your prayers. Thank You and God Bless.
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