CANCER. It’s one of those things that have somehow touched every person you meet. You’ve either had a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle, sister, or friend who has had cancer. Cancer doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t care if you are rich or poor, black or white, young or old, whether you have 12 children or none at all…cancer doesn’t care. Cancer rolls into your life like a bull in a china shop, taking down all of your walls…breaking everything fragile and precious in its path. Cancer SUCKS!
I’ve watched my Mother battle, and survive, breast cancer. I’ve watched my Aunt lose the love of her life, my uncle, to this horrible beast. I’ve witnessed countless patients go through treatment, the pain, survival, and defeat. I’ve held their hands. I’ve seen what cancer is capable of.
A dear friend of my husband, has cancer.
Graham Baldwin is the type of person who genuinely cares about everyone and likes to help others in his community. He helped care for his wife and his mother-in-law while they both battled breast cancer; the two lost their battle in 2005. Graham has a daughter, 15, a loving girlfriend, and two stepsons, 10 & 11.
Graham felt a lump in his neck for about a year. He’d had it biopsied multiple times, which all came back non-cancerous. After that year, in November 2012 he decided just to have it removed. His worst fears came to life the day after his surgery when the doctor said “its cancer”. Graham was then diagnosed with Squamous Cell Carcinoma. His whole world has since been turned upside down. In April 2013 he started aggressive treatment after an additional surgery to remove his tonsils. That surgery showed that was where it all began, before spreading to a nearby lymph node. Now, he’s still getting daily radiation, and frequent chemotherapy…and it’s hard. The radiation makes it hard for him to eat or even speak normally. Its hard on his body, hard on his family, and hard on his spirit.
Steven and I would like to raise some funding for our friend, Graham. He dropped his blue Chevy Silverado off at our house for Steven to fix months ago, but has since been unable to let it get finished. Like any other man, Graham loves his truck. He misses it! There’s nothing better than cruising with the radio up and the windows down with your favorite people riding along, and we’d love to give that back to him. It’s going to take $600 – $700 to buy the parts to fix the truck, and we would love to be able to help him get it finished! As we’re all aware, Cancer treatments are expensive…so is travel to and from the doctor, and all the other every day expenses of having a family. We need your help!
What are we asking of you? Anything! Every little bit helps! If you have even a dollar to spare, we are forever grateful! Graham has always been the one helping others. Now it’s time for others to help him.
Call or text Steven at 240-299-6111 or Katrina at 240-299-6113 to donate!
Checks to: Katrina Graham
Mail to: 65 Hazels Way
Sunderland, MD 20689