Jim at Gateway Pundit has the story, so I’ll just lift a little from him:
MSG Rhys Wilson from northwest Missouri came home from Iraq to find his wife Theresa diagnosed with 4th stage neuro-endocrine cancer, unusual for a woman her age. The cancer has metastasized throughout her body.
The Airman was brought back from Iraq to assist with his wife and her 8 year old who has undiagnosed heart problems. (They have a total of 6 children in their blended family, five are pictured here.)
The maintenance treatments (3 shots per day) cost $6000.00 per month and they have to advance those costs and then get them reimbursed by insurance. The actual treatment is close to $20,000.00 and is only available in Basil, Switzerland. She is under the care of an oncologist from the University of Iowa and from Columbia, Missouri. This treatment is not covered by insurance, nor will airfare, lodging or food so the family is looking for frequent flyer miles as well.
The PayPal account at Operation Undergarment HERE is now accepting emergency donations for this family. It is the “Operation Undergarment” account but all donations are currently being forwarded to the Wilson family.
To clarify, The PayPal account has the “Undergarments” name. All of the donations collected at this account will go to “On Spirit’s Wings”.
Contributions may also be sent to the state agency:
The Missouri Veterans Commission
“Operation on Spirit’s Wings”
Attn: Pat Kerr, Veterans Ombudsman
205 Jefferson Street, 12th Floor
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Part of Lent is sacrificial giving. If you have a little to spare, if you can do without a meal once a week and send that money in to help a family, if you can not buy dessert for a week, or give up the weekend brewskis, it’s all good. God is never outdone in generosity, and the bread you cast upon the waters will never come back soggy.
Jim is hoping to pull in $16,000.00 this weekend for the family. I think blogreaders can do even better than that – we’ve seen the generosity of the blogosphere in action, before.