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You’ve Been Told You Have Cancer

Your doctor has just told you that you have cancer.  Hard to imagine?  Not for Josh Woods. He was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2014 at the age of 32.

Josh underwent treatment here in San Angelo which included surgery to remove a tumor and chemotherapy.  After two-and-a-half years in remission, the cancer returned in April of this year and is now metastatic stage IV cancer.

Josh and his wife Brandi, a teacher at Glenn Middle School, have met with specialists all over Texas and have many more trips scheduled. Josh’s oncologist in Houston has told the family there are no further treatments that they can offer and told him to go home and enjoy the rest of his time.

He and his family are not accepting defeat so easily.  Josh underwent surgery at Methodist Richardson Hospital in late July.  The surgery was successful but at that point their new oncologist in Dallas realized that Josh’s cancer is too advanced to expect a complete cure.

So soon Josh will begin chemo and radiation. The hope is this treatment plan will give Josh more time with his wife and 6 year old twin boys, Colton and Ryder.

Due to the advanced nature of Josh’s cancer he’s unable to work during treatment and the many trips to Houston and Dallas have already used up all of his FMLA leave.

Medical bills and travel expenses continue to pile up.

So as San Angeloans do, we are helping one of our young families.

 

This Sunday morning beginning at 11:30, stop at Blaine’s Pub and purchase a barbeque plate for $10.00.  To go plates will be available.

There will be a live auction at noon as well.  Proceeds will go to the family to help offset the enormous financial burden they’re incurring.

Call 325-234-0738 if you have questions.

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