Darold, 53, was working as a dietary aid at a nursing home when he began to feel shoulder pain. The pain in his shoulders seemed to linger for about three months when his fingers began to tingle. After getting admitted to the ER, where diagnostics were run, Darold was told that he had lymphoma. Doctors uncovered a large mass in his armpit, which had been the source of Daroldâ€™s unwavering pain. After a biopsy confirmed Daroldâ€™s diagnosis, treatment immediately began and a port was put in to place so he could receive chemotherapy. He endured a lengthy hospitalization, due to the side effects of his treatment. He is expected to receive an autologous transplant around April 27th. Financially and emotionally, this journey has been trying for Darold and his wife, Patricia. Each visit to the transplant center is over an hour from their home. Patricia continues to work, when possible, until Darold is admitted for his transplant. Her ability to work will become limited, as she will become his full-time caregiver. Expenses seem to be piling up, as the family is behind on their mortgage payments and have varying co-pay costs. At times, their financial situation has left them to make a decision between paying bills or paying for transportation to the cancer center. Any contributions that can be made towards Daroldâ€™s living, medical, and transportation expenses will be greatly appreciated!
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