I wanted my first blog post from packing and moving cross country to be full of fun updates, but that post will have to come tomorrow. Today, I can’t write that post.
Meet my sister-in-law’s husband, Eric.
Eric is a loving father to my niece and nephew. He’s a caring husband and a compassionate person. Unfortunately, he’s been dealt a terrible genetic hand and his cancer has come back for the fourth time.
Eric was diagnosed for the first time in 2010. He bravely fought the cancer and, for three years, was cancer free. In 2014, a routine scan showed a tumor on Eric’s right lung. He underwent surgery to have it removed, but he suffered a pulmonary embolism post surgery that landed him in ICU for 9 days. Eric and his family went forward with optimism, hoping for perhaps 3 more years of being cancer free. They got three months. In April, Eric began to suffer headaches and bouts of dizziness. Scans revealed a tumor in his brain causing the pressure leading to his headaches and lack of balance. He underwent gamma knife radiation therapy followed by brain surgery in October 2014 to remove the tumor. Sadly, the fates are not being kind to him. His cancer is back yet again in the form of two spots on his lung and a tumor on his pituitary gland.
We have started a GoFundMe to help Amy and Eric with medical bills and expenses. With Eric being unable to work for the foreseeable future, finances are extremely tight between medical bills and life expenses. If you do not want to or cannot donate, I completely understand. All I ask of you is to please send up a prayer for Eric or to send some positive vibes his way. He has a long road ahead of him and every dollar, prayer, and positive vibe helps.