My grandpas fight against cancer
Organized by: Destiny Atkinson
Steven Edward Galvan, my grandpa, the best father I could of ever had, is the most giving and wonderful man I know. My grandparents took me in as their own and raised me with no help. I wouldn't be where I am today without them. His father, my great grandpa passed away this past Christmas Eve 2015. My grandpa took care of his father for months, so he could pass away peacefully at home, he put him first and gave him everything he had. Life was just starting to look up, and then the worst thing I could ever imagine to happen, did. My grandpa was diagnosed with stage 3 Esophagus Cancer. 3 tumors and a mass 9inches long. His weight rapidly dropped to below my weight and he is confined by liquids. He starts radiation 5 times a week and chemo 3 times a week. He is one of the people in my life who has inspired me the most and has always pushed me to be greater than I thought I was. I definatly wouldn't have graduated high school without him always pushing me, and I wanted to keep going to college to make him proud. All the money my grandparents have will go to his fight against cancer. All of it. They have to spend 10,000 before the insurance will pitch in, and that will only be the 6,000$ limit the insurance has set. I am so worried for them, my grandmother was laid off 2-3 years ago when her company closed down, she worked there for over 20 years. My grandpa still wants to work 8 hours a day during chemo to keep paying off our house and to provide for my grandmother. I am terrified he will wear himself out and I can't lose him. I absolutely hate asking people for things such as money, but this is a serious cancer and a serious battle he's about to face, and money is a big issue for his recovery. Thank you for taking the time to read.