“Give thanks to the Lord for He is good, His mercy endures forever.” -Psalm 118:1
Dear Friends and Family,
Our dad, Deacon Bob Ellis, was recently diagnosed with non-Hodgkins T-cell lymphoma. Tests have revealed that his cancer is stage 4, since cancer cells are circulating throughout his immune system, attacking his T-cells.
This stage 4 diagnosis does not mean he is near death! So far, the cancer cells have attached only to one lymph node, but they must be killed or they’ll destroy his immune system.
Dad feels good and is taking measures to strengthen his immune system, but will need to begin treatment very soon.
He has chosen to pursue a course of treatment at the Reno...Cancer Center...(?)
Since he’s chosen to address his lymphoma through treatments considered “alternative” (they are not the standard chemo and drugs approach, but a balance of chemo, drugs, and immune health), many are not covered under his insurance, and will have be paid out of pocket, thereby depleting funds used for regular living expenses.
We are reaching out to ask you to please keep Dad and Mom in your prayers as this journey begins, and to ask if you might be willing and able to make a donation to help defray the costs of Dad’s treatments.
Since we are unable to know the exact amount, as many costs will be determined by the effectiveness and longevity of the treatments, we are hoping that, through your generosity, we will be able to fund a significant portion of his treatments.
Mom and Dad don’t know about this effort. We’re hoping to quietly work behind the scenes while they’re focused on Dad’s treatments.
Please continue to pray for them -they’ll appreciate that the most!- and please consider making a donation if possible.
In Christ through Mary,
The Ellis Clan/Kids