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I am a wife struggling to watch my 39 year old husband and father to our 7 year old daughter, struggling through stage IV colon cancer.

My name is Christina kachaylo. I have faithfully stood by my husband's stage IV colon cancer which spread to his liver gallbladder and lymph nodes. You are never prepare to hear these words at age 39. We have a house a seven year old daughter and cancer. No One wants to struggle through this, Luke so many do. My husband, Brian has spent 20 years saving life's as a firefighter, paramedic and flight it's him who needs so much medical treatment and after losing his job, well the house can't be paid, medical bills are unfathomable and a seven year old who worries everyday. We go to university hospital in Cleveland and I can't say enough about the care we have received but the trips are long, expensive and a car that wont make. We end up borrowing cars just to get there. Its been worth it, he was only given six months and it's been a year! Unfortunately we just received word that another tumor has been found on his liver. So back to square one we go. As his wife I just want to take this all away, love him completely and shield my daughter at all costs. Unfortunately they both see the strain when I can't provide what they need. I took time off as a police officer and want to be with both of them full time...they need so much. This site has given me so much hope and strength and most of all, its shown me it's okay to show weakness and reach out without feeling like I have failed. I hope one day no spouse, parent. Or live one ever has to go through this. Chris kachaylo

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