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The Harris Family needs our help!
$9,960 Raised
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2 Years running
Ben Harris and his family need our help! On October 22, 2013 a scan revealed that he has a brain tumor. His family is drowning is medical bills and he is in desperate need of a procedure that their insurance will not cover. More ...

The Harris family (Ben, Kelly, Morgan-12, Payton-8) need our help!! Ben Harris, the husband of one of my very best friends has been in and out of the hospital since July. While on a family vacation in Port Aransas, TX, Ben made his first trip to the ER due to extreme pain from what had been diagnosed as a headache caused by a sinus infection two weeks earlier.  This was the first of more than 30 emergency room visits that would span over the next four months! Ben has been admitted and released on five seperate occassions with his most recent stay lasting a week. During his frequent visits to the hospital he received 10 CAT scans and 3 MRI's. It was the scan on October 22nd that finally revealed the cullprit behind the extreme pain that was once thought to be a sinus infection and then a bad case of cluster headaches. Ben had a brain tumor. Biopsy results confirmed that it was NOT cancer but the mass was growing fast and causing intolerable pain, vomiting and had debilitating effects on his vision. He underwent a craniotomy in an attempt to remove some or all of the tumor. Doctors were able to remove only 10% of the mass. The plan moving forward was to treat Ben with a specific type of radiation therapy known as radio surgery. The doctors are hopeful that this proceure will stop the mass from growing. This might finally provide Ben some relief from the constant pain, vomiting and impaired vision. Unfortunately, their insurance will not cover the $20,000 procedure and they are unsure if their insurance will cover the astronomical expense of the crainiotomy. This financial stress is in addition to the ever increasing medical bills they have from this four month journey of CAT scans, MRIs and hospital stays.

With our help, hopefully we can get Ben the procedure he so desperately needs and maybe even help with the other medical and household bills that they have fallen behind on.

Ben and Kelly have been fearless Christians through this journey. They have displayed to their daughters, families and friends what a true and devoted partnership looks like. They need our help and they need it soon. Whatever you are able to donate will be a blessing to their family. If you are unable to donate, we ask simply that you pray for Ben's healing and comfort and strength for Kelly and their daughters.

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