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10/31/2016 Latest post:
PLEASE DO NOT DO A 'TRIBUTE DONATION' UNLESS YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THE DONATION IS GOING TO THE WEBSITE, NOT TO HELP MY DAD...There are links available for donations to Jim directly through go fund me or pay pal.
On behalf of my Dad, Jim Lamb, I am asking for help.
On October 20th our world was turned upside down.
He went to his primary care physician due to some right sided weakness and tingling he had been experiencing, along with some vision disturbances. The Dr. ordered a CT scan which showed an unknown mass in his brain. He was hospitalized in Tracy for further work up, which was still inconclusive. That night he was transported to CPMC Davies campus in San Francisco, via ambulance, to meet a neurosurgeon. After another MRI it was decided that the mass was inoperable. A biopsy was performed and we learned that my Dad has a very rare, very aggressive form of brain cancer called a Glioblastoma. It is located in the thalamus, and is the size of a plumb. If you decide to do some research, you will read that this cancer is very aggressive and the outcome is grim. Although we are trying to stay hopeful, and search for alternative treatments, this cancer has a very high reoccurrence rate.
Unfortunately, thanks to a $1000 hike in monthly premium, my Dad let his insurance lapse and is currently without medical insurance. Due to combined income from retirement and his wife, Kim Lambs job he does not qualify for Medi-Cal. We learned yesterday that there is a 5 month waiting period for Medicare disability. We don't have that kind of time. Kim is doing an amazing job keeping him safe at home, but unfortunately due to his symptoms, he is totally dependent for activities of daily living. He can not be alone. She is unable to work 40hrs a week due to his current needs.
This is a devastating situation as they will have enormous medical bills on top of the usual costs of life, all while trying to cope with this new diagnosis.
I know there are a lot of people out there who love my Dad and might want to help.
If you would like to make a donation to help my Dad and Kim get through this it would be greatly appreciated. There really are no words.
We have a go fund me page set up
Please feel free to share.
Please keep us in your prayers as we trudge this difficult road.