Bill Emerson - Recovery Fund
Organized by: Kristina Emerson
This fundraiser has been set up for my parents to help them avoid financial disaster from medical bills! My father became ill in 1976 with an unknown disease and was finally diagnosed as having Chronic Hepatitis C in 1999. Since then, he has endured many treatments, surgeries and procedures, but the Hep C still prevails. Cirrhosis is destroying his liver and the disease has advanced to nearly Stage 3.
Earlier this year, things worsened when it was discovered that he has Throat Cancer. In August, he underwent a RADICAL 6 hour surgery at KU to remove the cancer. A large amount of tissue was removed from his throat and neck, including both tonsils and 13 lymph nodes, and he is currently receiving Radiation Therapy to help prevent a relapse. The medical bills are rolling in and are growing to a staggering amount. He and mom say it will take a miracle for them to pay all of these bills!
This is a devistating time for my mother and father and the financial, physical and mental stresses they are dealing with have taken their toll. Mom had to quit working to be with dad through all of this and he is on a fixed disability income, so they don't have a lot of extra money for medical bills. They are now to the point that they can't keep up with the bills and it is time for a miracle! I pray that this fundraiser will be that miracle!
I would like to let everyone know that ANY donation, no matter how large or small, will be very deeply appreciated. My entire family and I would like to thank you in advance for your support! With "a little help from our friends" we believe that mom and dad will truly get their miracle!