We are Todd and Sarah Morgan, married couple, parents of 6 and grand-parents of 5. I would like to share our story, one in which we were plunged into a battle against cancer. One that we have stood united to fight against even with a new diagnosis thrown into the mix.
It has been a few years now since Sarah was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer, a rare and rapidly forming and locally-advanced form of breast cancer meaning a long and aggressive treatment process. This has been an emotionally, physically and financially straining road so far. But just recently Todd was hospitalized and later diagnosed with stage IV metastatic non small cell lung cancer.
Todd went into the hospital for an inability to breathe and severe pain in his chest. It was then we found out that his left lung is completely compressed with fluid, of which we drain at home using an implanted catheter into his chest, this helps relieve some of his pain but the lung will no longer re-inflate. He also has a cancerous mass located in his right lung that is making the top 1/3 of his lung useless in terms of breathing and/or air movement. He undergoes chemotherapy and imunotherapy as a treatment plan. The doctors goal obviously is to bring about some form of remission.
So our lives now more or less revolve around cancer. This disease has limited so much of our lives such as where we live (we need to be near doctors/treatments). Jobs, Sarah has a 3/4 time job at a local store, but her health has had an impact on her hours, and now being the caretaker for Todd, who is unable to work at all, her hours are all but non-existant. Todd has gone from basically a mobile functioning man, to needing to use a walker or a cane if not a wheelchair for his mobility needs. Mounting bills, and doing our best to provide meals that are condusive to healing are becoming more and more challenging by the day.
We have all intentions of beating this disease, but we are reaching out to anyone that may be able to help us. My family appreciates any assistance you can provide to us.
Take care and God bless!