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On January 17, 2014, our lives changed forever.

Our loved one, husband, father, son, brother and friend, Jeff Barnes, was diagnosed with Stage IV Colorectal Metastases Cancer. With the prayers and support from our family, friends and wonderful Wickenburg community, Jeff has, so far, undergone two years of Chemotherapy, surgery on the Colon and the Liver, and an Ileostomy was performed. In October, 2015, Jeff underwent yet another another surgery with the hopes that this would be the grand finale of his cancer days.  Our hopes were crushed in November when a CT scan showed that the cancer had recurred in the Liver, the doctor told us Jeff's cancer is becoming resistant to the chemo drugs.  And so goes on the saga, taking one day at a time and trusting that God has a bigger plan for Jeff. 

Two years ago, our town of Wickenburg came together for some fantastic fundraising events for Jeff, which has allowed us to seek the best care possible for him. A year ago, Jeff and I made a bold decision to change direction in his treatment, and transferred his care to the Mayo Clinic.  It was a decision that was life changing for our family, and life saving for Jeff.  Our Give Forward has inspired not only our family, but others. Several of our friends across the nation have stepped up, organized and held additional fundraising activities benefitting Jeff and others. So many have been marching behind us in this fight, and we can't thank you enough!

In August, 2015, we were faced with yet another obstacle.  One word... Insurance.  I won't go into details, but I will tell you that it was a six month process trying to find new insurance for Jeff that would cover all of his medical needs. Unfortunately, our first choice of care at the Mayo Clinic is no longer an option with the new insurance. The current GiveForward fundraising will help replenish Jeff's medical fund, The Jeffrey E Barnes Fund, at Chase Bank.  The impact of your gift will allow Jeff be able to continue his needed weekly bloodwork, frequent scans and weekly treatment at a new cancer treatment facility.  

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