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Ray and Louise Medina are uniting to raise funds for Ray's battle against Colorectal cancer. SO PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT! God Bless

Ray Medina's Fight Against Colorectal Cancer

My amazing husband Ray Medina,father and grandfather of 3 beautiful children,has been stricken with Stage 3 Colorectal Cancer. His mother lost her battle with Colon Cancer only 6 yrs. ago. Ray is a fun loving,happy and giving person! He has been through a lot,these past 5 years with losing his beloved mother to colon cancer and being out of work for 3 years! He still manages to smile and love his family and friends!

Results of his colonoscopy in June of this year revealed the horrible news that he has Stage 3 aggressive colorectal cancer,which has spread to his lymph nodes in the pelvic area.

In the 20 yrs that we have been married,we have lost too many loved ones to cancer!

Ray was laid off from his job in 2008. After losing everything and going through all of our savings,we had to move in with family.

Ray finally found a job in 2011. He works very hard in a warehouse,as a forklift operator,with no air conditioning,in the hot Florida weather.

The cancer has caused him to become anemic,which makes him extremely tired and weak. He has a Port in his chest for the chemo treatments!! He has to receive constant care,such as IV fluid tretments 3 times a week to keep him hydrated,plus IV Iron treatments to build his blood up,from being anemic!!! Seeing this in his chest is a constant reality check.

Ray will be given very agressive chemo,(orally and through an IV) plus radiation treatments,which will kill his immune system. With that said,working in a dirty warehouse has left his body wide open for infection. Therefore he will be out of work for several months!

After all the cancer treatments for the next few months,Ray will then have extensive reconstructive rectal surgery,then another regimen of chemo and radiation,for at least 4 months!. I pray to God that he will beat this agressive cancer. I shutter to think about what this chemo is doing to his body!

We felt we had to get something started to alleviate the stress on Ray so that he can focus all of his energy and strength on winning this battle!

The money donated will be used to pay our rent,medical bills,medication and daily living expenses. Even though we have insurance,the bills are coming in that the insurance doesn't cover. Utility bills have to be paid,as well. We have one car and that needs repair,so that we can get to and from all of these cancer treatments and the hospital,which is 70 miles (round trip). We have to go to the Cleveland Clinic 3 times a week!

Please help assist with our medical bills and daily living expenses to alleviate the financial burden to help Ray Medina fight this cancer!

Anyone that knows Ray has seen what an amazing,loving and giving person he is. I can not lose my life long soul mate to cancer!

I am praying that God will watch over my sweet Ray! The financial stress is taking it's toll on him and he needs his strength to fight this cancer! Every donation is greatly appreciated. PLEASE HELP US REACH OUR GOAL!

Please keep Ray in your prayers

God bless,

Ray and Louise Medina
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