Two months ago my grandpa who helped raise my 4 siblings and me was diagnosed with Small Cell Carcinoma and life has done a complete 180. Before doctor's discovered the cancer my family was financially stable, we were all going to great schools, and we were all very happy and carefree. Now my family struggles to make ends meet because my grandpa hasn't been able to recieve health insurance since 2000 when doctor's were removing a hernia the size of a cantaloupe and discovered he also has diabetes. Now besides supporting 9 people (Himself, my grandma, my grandma's mom, my mom, my four siblings, and me), he has to shell out thousands and thousands of dollars for every chemo treatment which last four to five days around the clock. Now I stress over money all the time because I have several bills and college tuition that he has always helped me pay and I don't want him to have the burden on his shoulders, I just want him to get better, but everyone knows that his time is limited because his cancer is so advanced that doctor's have told the family that he will be lucky to live past 4 months after they diagnosed him and it just makes every little aspect of life so much more difficult and confusing. What makes all of this worse is my grandpa is only in his late 50's and I feel like he should have a lot more life ahead of him. All I want is for my grandpa to live and to walk my sisters and me down the aisle, and be there for the birth of his great-grandkids and to grow old with my grandma, but cancer is robbing him and the rest of our family of these precious memories.
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