Organized by: Syvannah Jones
While in Tennessee visiting family, Charley got sick. After thousands of dollars in medical procedures, and being away from his home in Michigan, he received the dreaded diagnosis...cancer. Cancer on his liver had produced many large masses and his body was beginning to work hard to fight against it, resulting in sickness and pain. At 43 years old, with 4 kids and a foster baby he and his wife are hoping to adopt, Charley was faced with heart breaking news. Life changing news that would create a whirlwind of emotions and forever alter everything. Imagine the thoughts if told you could leave your spouse alone with 5 kids and no job. Imagine the feelings of helplessness and fear.
Throughout the next few weeks, Charley was started on chemotherapy and was unable to work. His body did not respond well to the treatment and sick, tired, and in and out of the hospital he lost weight and was unable to enjoy his time with family visiting to ensure his care. Charley went from being normal and feeling fine to being told he had cancer engulfing his liver, unable to eat and drink, sick, and at the hospital most often than not within just a few weeks. Countless doctors visits, medication changes, tests, and treatments have left him unable to provide for his wife and kids and he now needs our help. House payments, normal bills, items for children, groceries, and general life needs still arise even when sickness presents itself.
Charley has spent his entire life ministering to others through his church and other ministries in his community. Let's give back and bless him like he has done for so many others. Our goal is to help him and his family get through the next few months. Please join with us as we work together to help Charley overcome this!
***Charley is set to have surgery Friday, August 22, 2014 in Michigan. Surgeons will try to remove the parts of his liver that masses are growing on and search and remove any other cancer in his abdominal region.
***Today (Friday, August 22, 2014) surgeons removed 2/3 of Charley's liver. They believe that they got most if not all of the cancerous tumors. They were unable to find cancer anywhere else in the body. This is great news! Recovery will take a few months.