Help Ray defeat pancreatic cancer and enjoy some family time

Organized by: Ray Barry

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THE STORY:

Thank you in advance for your consideration, love, prayers, and support. On January 5th, 2016 I was hospitalized because of a mass found on my pancreas and some of the complications that arose from that. Just over a week later, biopsy results confirmed it was adeno carcinoma. A very deadly cancer but doctors had hope I would be a surgical candidate for a surgical procedure known as the Whipple. In early February after an MRI seeking to discover why some other problems were not being corrected, they discovered the cancer had spread to my liver. That meant it was reclassified as stage 4, that surgery was no longer an option, and that chemo/radiation are useless against such cancer cells. At best, I might gain a month or two from chemo but it does a great deal of damage to the body as well. They told me it is terminal and that their best educated guess was that I have from 3-6 months to live since they first discovered it in January. Pancreatic cancers only account for about 2% of all cancers but the mortality rate of people that get it is about 95%. Understanding that western medicine has nothing to offer, no actual cure, I have decided to fight this at a purely holistic level which the VA will not cover. As far as I know, there are no insurance plans that will cover alternative therapies. So much for freedom in America. Although the odds are against me, some survive so why not me. I will do what I can. God has helped me give Him the burdens of grief, hopelessness, and despair and replaced those feelings with peace, comfort, and strength. He has shown my family in many tangible ways recently that He is with us and that He has not forsaken me. I fully trust Him. Our days are numbered and in a way it is a beautiful thing to know that mine may come sooner than later because it has given me the ability to see clearly what is truly important in life and God has done some amazing things for my family and I since we got this diagnosis. Rom 8:28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Here is how you could help. Additional monthly expenses would be approximately $2000 per month for the protocols I would like to follow during this time and we would like to do some traveling together as well. That is why I am asking for help, I really didn't want to and resisted it for awhile, but I've had several friends encourage me to do so, saying that they wanted to help and that others may too. I understand that many of you are in a bind and not able to help financially and that is ok. I would still covet your prayers, encouragement, and love for myself and my family. If you are reading this and are moved to support us in this financial goal, Christena and I would like to thank you with all our heart!! Again, I want to thank you for your consideration in helping us out during this time in our lives. God Bless You! Lots of love, Ray, Christena, and the Barry boys

$9,496

 

19% Raised of$50,000 Goal

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  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Vashti and family

    $100

  • Jeff and Tracy Harmon

    $150

  • Greg and Becky

    $200

  • Dean lovato

    $100

  • Michael, Ching-Chi, MAYA and ZOE Blatus

    $500

  • Nathan and Julia Colvin

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Nicole & Jim Luckett

    $100

  • Dotter Family

    $100

  • Navy Boys Lead The Way!

    $1,000

  • Will Tredway, Vashti's brother

    $25

  • Mark and Gina

    $100

  • DeWell Family

    $100

  • The Turner Family

     

  • Dieter Giblin

    $100

  • Brian and Kaila Lindsay

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Bernadette Cruz

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Michele Palamidy

    $50

  • Moss Family

    $100

  • Mark Eagles

    $50

  • Bobbie Batley

    $100

  • Helen Trujillo

    $100

  • Paula Erickson

    $100

  • Rena Pitchford Spellbring

    $50

  • Liz Light

    $100

  • Sarah

    $50

  • Sharon Cloud-Fabre

     

  • Odie and Kristen Brock

    $200

  • Connie Marcum Tolle and family

     

  • Monica, Thomas and Olivia Dawes- Nagahiro

    $100

  • Wright Family

     

  • Lori and Vance Van Ryan

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jon and Amy Burgin

    $100

  • Tanya Nagahiro

    $100

  • Emma Maki Gianani

    $100

  • Michael and Megan Empey

    $250

  • Sheryl Meade and Ernie Shown

    $50

  • Vormelker Family

     

  • R Barry and Family

    $100

  • William and Amy Ziesmer

    $50

  • Dean Howard

    $25

  • Cindy Knueppel

    $100

  • Blaire & Wendy Johnson

    $200

  • Greg & Kristy Jones

    $100

  • Mark and Tina Schick

     

  • Epic Church

    $1,000

  • cindy mcdaniel

    $100

  • Ann chapman

    $100

  • Jim and Nanci Newhall

    $500

  • David and Pam Jeffries

    $200

  • Edurne and David Diaz

     

  • Winkelman Inc.

    $1,001

  • A crusty old sailor

    $250

  • David & Rebecca Ortiz

     

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Donor Comments

David & Rebecca Ortiz

David & Rebecca Ortiz

3 years ago

A crusty old sailor

A crusty old sailor

DONATION: $250

You can do this! You are the Chicken Hawk and no obstacle is too big. Keeping you and your family in my prayers. Love you brother. 3 years ago

Winkelman Inc.

Winkelman Inc.

DONATION: $1,001

3 years ago

Edurne and David Diaz

Edurne and David Diaz

we keep you and your family in our prayers 3 years ago

David and Pam Jeffries

David and Pam Jeffries

DONATION: $200

Praying for you and the entire family! May God do great and mighty things! 3 years ago

Jim and Nanci Newhall

Jim and Nanci Newhall

DONATION: $500

You are in our thoughts and prayers. You have made a huge impression with both of us. You faith, your love, your laughter. We love you 3 years ago

Ann chapman

Ann chapman

DONATION: $100

I hadn't seen this before the party. I am praying for all of you. 3 years ago

cindy mcdaniel

cindy mcdaniel

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Epic Church

Epic Church

DONATION: $1,000

Let's do this! 3 years ago

Mark and Tina Schick

Mark and Tina Schick

We love you two and are praying!!! ð 3 years ago

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