Hello everyone! We are working on a very special project right now. Please meet the Fuller Family. Please take a minute and visit the Go Fund Me page we have started, watch the video and read their story below. This is a very special family who has endured a lot and we couldn’t cover it all in this story but just know your donation will help this family to be able to feel a breath of air and know we are all behind them with love and support.
Meet the Fuller Family
On January 13, 2017, Glen and Julie's son Alex was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer called Osteosarcoma. This past year he has been fighting it with chemo treatments and has had to have a bone transplant in right arm. Then, on August 9, 2017, Julie received a phone call from her husband that he was coughing up blood and was on his way to the hospital. Later that day they would learn that Glen had Squamous Cell Lung Cancer on top of his Basal Cell Carcinoma Skin Cancer. The family would later find out that both Glen and Alex have a genetic disorder called LFS (Li-Fraumeni Syndrome) which causes the body to make cancer out of whatever it wants.
The Fuller Family has been enduring long hospital stays, chemo treatments, blood transfusions, the list goes on. Julie Fuller has been working 3 jobs to try and be able to afford their expenses. Alex has now had to have a bone transplant and is suffering permanent hearing loss and kidney damage from the chemo. Even through all of this the family is staying strong and fighting every day. This family needs our help.
Here is a personal note from the mother and wife, Julie Fuller:
“It has taken me so long to write about my family's journey through this never ending storm. I have a hard time asking for help but, this last year has taught me no matter how many jobs I get or how hard I try to be self-reliant, I cannot do this on my own. The pain of watching my family suffer through this genetic disorder that has consumed our lives has been devastating, heartbreaking yet also filled with moments of blessings, laughter and togetherness. January 13 2017, August 9th 2017 will forever be burned into my soul. Everyone asks how am I still standing or how do I keep going. One day, I went into Coppes Commons in Nappanee and I noticed Light of Grace book store and remembered I needed a planner to keep all the dates straight. I saw a planner and I broke down I held myself together till I got to the car and I just cried. I cried and screamed and yelled and hit the steering wheel until I had nothing left. I’m surprised no one noticed me and called the cops to report there is a crazy person in the parking lot. I got the planner out of the bag and read the cover “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13. Then and there I knew who was helping my family through this and I do not understand why but I knew no matter what would be thrown at us I swore I would never give up. All the Dr.’s visits, traveling, medications, surgeries, treatments, and setbacks we will not give up. The journey ahead is uncertain as with LFS both Glen and Alex can get another cancer at any time for no reason this is my greatest fear. I am taking the blessings and being thankful for every day that I am given with my boys but the fear is still there. We are still facing hearing aids, counseling, labs, scans, physical therapy and more surgeries on top of trying to work and maintain everything. There is just so much to this it’s overwhelming I could just keep going on about everything we have been through. We need help just to be able to breath for a minute. All I can say from the bottom of my heart and soul is thank you for prayers, support and help.
Love and appreciation from our family to yours,