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Veteran's Wife diagnosed w/ Cancer on X-Mas - Seeks Support

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Hello everyone. My name is Joseph - my beautiful wife Kimberly was admitted to the hospital the week of Christmas 2015, and just four days later was diagnosed with cancer. Such a change in life brings a new outlook on what is important and what is not... I take each now with my wife as a blessing from above, and continue to pray for just one more. We were married June 7, 2014, following a seven year relationship -most of which I was an idiot for, like many guys... but after getting myself together we have laughed, argued and loved like millions of other couples do each day. I know there are so many people in the word with similar situations and I do not feel that my cause is better or worse, yet I am in need of some financial help. While you do not know us personally and we my never have the chance to meet, although I would love to if you are that special person who is willing to take the time to help us, I hope you can read this and understand just how much I love my wife and how far I will go to care for her, and try to make our lives a little more enjoyable. If you are lucky enough to find your sole mate - cherish one another with every breathe and minute the good Lord gives you. The world spins with both good and evil and while Kimberly and I were looking to end 2015 with a renewed spirit for the future, she had an unexpected visit to the hospital on Christmas day. Kimberly was coughing up blood with a shortness of breathe - just 4 days later the doctor's confirmed what they thought this was - stage 4 lung cancer. Further testing determined that this is malignant, meaning it can spread and was found on both of her lungs. At this point surgery is not an option, which left us even more hopeless. The upside to this diagnosis, if you can call it that, is that she has the preferred subcategory of lung cancer, called "non-small cell". Then two weeks after leaving the hospital Kimberly began chemotherapy treatment. A treatment plan to determine if such medication can help prolong her life. While no current medicine offers a cure, chemotherapy does not guarantee but can offer in assisting in minimizing any severe pain, while potentially prolonging her life. Of course, the therapy comes with side affects, which many patients can live without, but she is strong and I am proud of her resilience thus far. I am not a religious man, but still pray everyday for a miracle. I am a 39 year old Navy Veteran, who works part time as a grounds-keeper at the property my wife actually manages. Kimberly has worked very hard over the past six plus years to reach her current status as a property manager, where she oversees two apartment buildings in Boynton Beach, Fl. I am so proud of her, yet this diagnosis leaves her feeling like the life she knows will end much sooner. This weights heavy on us both - for her a devastating change and a desire to ensure she quickly addresses things she thought she had more time for, and for me - well, all that plus more - I am unable to obtain full-time work at this time as I need to be here for her and help out more at home, which leaves our income limited to her position. I am assisting her as much I can at work, where her boss is very understanding and supportive. I thank them for their generosity and understanding. They have gone above and beyond - something you would not expect usually from a boss. I believe in being honest so here is some insight into our current situation - Kimberly's income helps with the house bills (rent, power, cable), my military disability pays for our car insurance, my part time job pays for our car payment and food - while it may sound like we are doing well - I am simply here to plan ahead, especially in the event she is unable to work or a gap occurs between then and any future job I may obtain. I need to ensure I can keep a roof over our heads while caring for my wife, and our two cats, Snookie and Romeo and yorkie, Lexi Marie. However this goal turns out - I will also donate part of it to the nations lung cancer research experts, to help find cures. Such donations will be posted here too. I sincerely appreciate any help you can offer my wife Kimberly and I. I will also pray for you and your family's health. Thank you again, with all my heart - R/ Joseph L. Boynton Beach, FL


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