Our friend Lee Queen has been diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. Lee and his wife Debbie are firmly rooted in their faith and have complete trust in God’s plans for their family; however, with Lee unable to work and Debbie having to take time away from work to provide care, the loss of income is making it difficult to cover critical expenses. We want to raise funds to help Lee in his fight and to provide for his wonderful family. Can you join this battle with us? We have set a goal to raise $75,000!
A brief overview of Lee’s illness: Scans have revealed that his cancer has spread throughout the entire abdomen, the small intestines, liver capsule and potentially the lining of the lungs. Lee is scheduled for aggressive chemotherapy treatment. His port has been inserted and he has had three rounds of treatment since April 23rd with each round lasting approximately 3 days. In total, Lee will have 12 rounds of chemotherapy over six months. The effects of the chemotherapy make it impossible to work. Pain and nausea require constant management and each round of chemotherapy brings its own set of new challenges, making it more difficult to recover in time for the next round. Simple things like eating and sleeping are incredibly difficult.
A little about their family: Lee and Debbie have been married for 24 years and have two children, their daughter Lily and son Eric. Debbie works full time and Lee, prior to his cancer, was self-employed as a consultant for a company in Birmingham, Alabama. Lily recently graduated high school and will be attending college in the fall. Eric is a rising high school senior.
We hope you will join us in supporting the Queen family as they navigate this difficult journey. To help with this fund-raising effort and to show their support, friends Randy and Lynn Fryer have offered to match donations up to the first $500 of each month of fundraising.
Lee and Debbie are humbled by the love being given to them by their friends and family and are eternally grateful for both prayers and financial support. Thank you for not letting them fight this alone!