Today is my brother Billy's 35th birthday. Just two months ago, we didn't think he'd make it past 34.
At the end of January, he went to the E.R. for back pain. They discovered he had a herniated disc...but they also discovered something much worse--Stage 4 Metastatic Lung Cancer.
The past few months have been an emotional roller coast for our family and our friends. The cancer was discovered so suddenly and things went downhill more quickly than anyone could ever have imagined. There were some really dark days.
We have been blessed with additional time because they found a genetic mutation; he is doing a targeted therapy that has given him back a year or two with quality of life. Each day brings new challenges, but he's happy and grateful to have more time to spend with Noah (10) and Sophia (5).
Billy is now able to care for himself, but he's unable to work. Money is tight and life is not fair.
In honor of his birthday, I'm going to ask you to skip your Starbucks today. Instead, how about making a donation? His work ohana set up a GoFundMe to help with his medical and living expenses.
CLICK HERE TO HELP SUPPORT BILLY DURING THIS BATTLE.
Megan A. Dutta