Family and Friends! This October, Allen went to the ER with severe back pain. They couldn't figure out why he was in so much pain so they had him schedule an appointment with his regular doctor. At that appointment, they discovered that he had a tumor on his kidney that broke a rib. They determined it was cancer and it was in his kidney, bones, and some lymph nodes. They performed radiation to relieve the pain from his ribs and hip. They also decided to start chemo to prolong his life. On December 12, Jeri and Allen had a house fire that destroyed most of their belongings and left them without a home. We will use this site to keep our loved ones updated on their progress.