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The family of Rob Shirey is uniting to raise money for his fight against lymphoma.

Rob's right leg started swelling to the point that it became painful so I took him to the urgent care center in town (Mt. Vernon). They took him in immediately and the doctor told us to get to the ER right away because it could be a blood clot that could come loose and go into his lung where there would be no chance of survival. We drove to the ER as fast as we could and prayed all the way. The doc at the urgent care center called ahead and Rob was taken in immediately. After an ultrasound and a cat scan and several other exams, he was diagnosed with stage 3 non-hodgkin's lymphoma.

A couple of days later, surgery was performed to remove a large lymphnode and a string of more abnormal lymphnodes from his groin. It was determined at that time that the best course of action was for Rob to receive six chemo treatments in the next six months. Rob has since received two treatments and has shown progress towards remission. Rob has been off work since August of 2011 due to issues with his chronic back problems sustained in the military and the cancer.

As his wife, I am unable to work due to his appointments and taking care of him with his chronic back problems. The only income Rob and I have coming in at this time is his disability pension from the VA and this battle has drained us emotionally and financially. Rob and I need prayers and temporary assistance paying our copays and miscellaneous living expenses.

Please donate even if it's only a few dollars, every bit counts. We have been having problems just getting gas in the van to take Rob to his appointments and going to the store in town. Whether you can donate or not your prayers are coveted and appreciated.

April 21, 2012 (Update)
Rob is still having his blood drawn every tuesday. His last treatment didn't go so well. He was admitted with an unknown infection and a fever Saturday the 14th and spent Easter in the hospital. He was pumped full of antibiotics and then released the Monday after Easter and hasn't had any other issues. His next treatment will be on May 1st and 2nd, please keep up the prayers.

We know with your prayers and financial assistance, God will get us through this fight.
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