Even in trying times, James and I have always tried to help people when we can. It feels good to give. Lessens depression. It feels even better to know that you were a small piece of something you believe in that turns out to be for the better and can actually help people.
On this #GivingTuesday, we would encourage you to consider donating to a cause close to your heart. However, if you need a suggestion, here you go…
The first being the Appendix Cancer Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (ACPMP) Research Foundation. This foundation provides TWO annual grants to researchers who are searching for a cure and/or treatment for Appendix Cancer and PMP. As you know, December 20th will mark 7 years since James was diagnosed with Appendix Cancer and PMP. He has undergone two big surgeries and has continued to fight this disease with all he has. Our previous fundraising efforts helped this organization give out one grant in 2016. However, because of the generosity of those affected by this awful disease, the foundation is going to be able to provide FOUR $50,000 grants in 2018. With every grant provided, we are one step closer to finding a cure or an effective treatment. In the past several years, our small but growing community, we have lost beautiful warriors to this disease. Their ages ranging from their 20s to their 60s.
If you would like to donate to this cause, click here to be directed to the ACPMP website.
Secondly, I will remind you of James’ Go Fund Me page. At his last appointment, we were pleasantly surprised to see no growth in his existing tumors and no new lesions on his scan. We were also overjoyed to hear that his ever climbing tumor markers DECREASED by half. This is a positive sign that the trial may be working. Given that, his biweekly visits will continue indefinitely. So, if you are inclined to help our family directly, the link can be found here or above in the menu.
However, we ask that you consider a donation to the continued research of ACPMP first and foremost. That donation has potential to save many lives while we continue to believe God is in control of our journey.
Thank you for your continued prayers and support!
James, Tara, Carlie and Luke