A family hero in need of saving

A family hero in need of saving

From Diane Forbes

I am raising funds for my brother David (AKA Pillsbury) who is battling cancer and is unable to work.

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My brother David is everything to our family.  An example of what a good man should be; an involved and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.  A true hero for anybody who is in need.

He has always put others needs above his own regardless of what life is throwing at him.  He is not one to ask for help, so it falls on us to ask for him.

Sadly last year my brother was diagnosed with an aggressive form of throat cancer, requiring a daily round-trip commute of 5 hours for treatment.  The potential life-saving chemotherapy and radiation treatment has left his throat severely compromised , making eating solid foods impossible.

Thanksgiving was the last "real" food David was able to eat.  The only liquid food his insurance covers is extremely high in sugar and with my brother being a diabetic, as well as battling this cancer he is unable to take advantage of the assistance.

David is forced to pay out of pocket for sugar-free dietary supplements.  Being on a fixed income this cost on top of living expenses and medical expenses for him and his wife (who is diagnosed with severe back issues, fibromyalgia and COPD) is taking a huge toll.

Through all of this David manages to continue giving his all to help those in need.  He and a close friend built a handicap accessible ramp for our sister who was unable to use stairs due to a severe hip injury.  He built a shed in almost 100 degree weather for another loved one.

He continues to give what he has to help those he loves.  Now the ones that love him are giving all we have to help our hero, because even heroes need help.  Unfortunately, we haven't been able to accomplish our goal.  We are asking for any help we can get to  our hero the stability and support he not only needs, but truly deserves.

We truly appreciate any help given to our David, our brother, husband, father, grandfather, friend our hero

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