Brother's Final Wish
Organized by: Constance Marie Simms
Hello all. First, thanks so much for taking the time to read about my amazing brother. Pop (what I've called him since forever) didn't have an easy life. Not sharing the same blood didn't make an ounce of a difference to him as he has always been there for me and now that he's facing his toughest obstacle yet I'm hoping y'all can help me be there for him. Having bounced around a lot as a kid he had to deal with a lot of adversity. Early traumatic situations led to him being non-verbal and clinically depressed for years. He worked and fought to overcome that, only to lose his father very suddenly to cancer. Saddled with funeral expenses he became overwhelmed and quickly fell back into a deep depression. Soon after, he lost his job and his home. Eventually he had surfed all the couches he could handle and wound up on the streets. When it seemed like there'd be nothing that could bring back the funny, intelligent young man I grew up with...he found out (almost accidentally) that he was going to be a father. The news seemed to shine a guiding light for him to see his way out of the darkness. He began working odd jobs, then multiple jobs, until he'd gotten himself enough money to rent a nice little studio. The day his son was born, he didn't stop smiling. Unfortunately the good feelings didn't last long. A little over 3 months after his son was born, he went to the doctor to find out what was causing his unbearable headaches. It turned out he had cancer-there are 4 tumors in his brain and 2 in his pancreas. Because of their location, doctors say even if they DO operate the cancer has spread too much and it's only a matter of time. As you can imagine, this news has devastated him; he doesn't know what will happen with his son. At this point he's accepted that only God knows when he'll be called home but is worried that his son won't remember him when he's gone because he's so young. I'm looking to make the last few weeks that they have together be as stress and distraction free as possible which means he'd be able to stop working and just give his undivided attention to baby boy. Anything donated here will go towards everyday expenses like pampers, food and rent but also I'm hoping to be able to send them somewhere memorable like Disneyland, so no matter what, his son will look back and have that beautiful memory and experience with is father. Anything you can contribute to help ease this father's burden and make this little boy's future a little less bleak would be greatly appreciated and cherished. Thanks in advance to any that find it in their hearts to help. Bless you all.