The Reality of the Road to Recovery - Gilden
Organized by: Road2Recovery
EVENT DATE Aug 31, 2014
Past: Kyle and I have both experienced the effects of cancer in our lives first hand for the past 15 years, after losing our first spouses to this very ugly disease. When Kyle was diagnosed with Large B Cell Lymphoma five years ago, it took an emotional, physical and financial toll on our family. We understand the many hidden costs associated with this disease, especially since each year brings on medical complications and more expense.
Present: Five years later and Kyle has been diagnosed with a recurrence. He will be receiving chemotherapy treatments and then a stem cell transplant over the next 6 months. He will have to reduce his work hours or shutdown all together several times during that treatment period. Could you live on less income? As it happens, our family WILL be able to get by as we have planned for these types of setbacks and have a two income household. However, many cancer patients cannot. They rely solely on their own income, go into debt or worse go without proper care.
Future: In the next month, the Hungerford children will be raising money through their participation in triathlons & 5Ks for a wonderful woman named Keelie Gilden who is suffering from breast cancer. In April, she had to reduce her work hours drastically. Keelie has not been able to work at all since June. Her road to recovery has just been extended as she will have surgery next month. This means that her financial recovery will also be extended as even more unexpected expenses develop over the next few months.
Bottom Line: So you don't know Keelie? Here's the thing.....our family doesn't either. We just met her a few days ago. You don't know the Hungerford family? That's okay. Think about a member of your own family who has suffered at the hands of cancer. Cancer has no boundaries, y'all. Nobody asks for cancer, so who can ever be prepared? What we do know for certain is that God tells us to help those in need. if we are able. My family is going to step up and DO just that (including Kyle as he goes through his chemo & Sydney and I as we recover from surgeries). How about you? Can you step up and help? Can you make a donation to this campaign? Can you sacrifice a dinner out? Can you ask 10 people in your office for $10? Can your place of business have a collection jar at checkout? Can you hold a carwash, a bake sale or sell something on eBay and donate the proceeds?
Proverbs 3:27 Whenever you are able, do good for people who need help.
Note: This is an individual fundraiser and donations made through this site are not tax deductible. If you require a tax receipt, please make checks payable to The Patella Fund at Central Presbyterian Church and mail to:
Amy Hungerford,101 President Circle, Summerville, SC 29483