HELP US GET KEVIN PINEL TO DISNEY WORLD
Organized by: Torrye Skaggs
These words are not mine. They are the words of Kevin's brother Keith. Please help us to get him and his family to Disney World!!!! Any extra money after the trip will go a long way as far as his medical expenses! Please donate!!!!! Well today's appointment for Kevin was my worse fears come true. His liver has stopped functioning due to cirrhosis and it has hardened. His body is swollen due to massive amounts of fluid. We're starting the treatment today to remove the fluid, but unfortunately there is nothing that can be done for the liver. He's not eligible for a transplant due to his downs and cancer. Know that my heart has been destroyed into a million pieces and I feel helpless. Salt free diet and fluid pills will make his body function somewhat better. The doctor who is a great man and has treated Kevin for a long time, said the majority of patients in his condition have 2 years or less remaining. Some have lived years past this if they're lucky. Kevin has only asked me for two things since Katrina, new hearing aids and a trip to disneyworld. My heart is broken because we're suffering so much being two months behind on everything and can't catch up or get a break. My hope is to some how get him to disneyworld to at least complete that dream for him. I can't thank everyone I know enough for all the prayers for Kevin. Not sure how I'm going to survive trying to work, surgeries, radiation, treatments, doctor appointments, surviving financially, not losing my house etc. I'm beginning to believe "I'm" the one who is letting my family down. My sister has helped tremendously and has no income, insurance of any kind and pray I can get her help as well. Please continue to pray for Kevin and Karen. He has two more surgeries coming up and then he'll start his radiation treatments. I keep asking myself now if I should put him through that given today's diagnosis. God please guide me in making the right decision.