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Dec 4, 2012 2:00 PM by Melissa Canone

Donations being accepted for Acadiana man with cancer

Cancer can be a heavy economic burden for patients and their families. Family and friends of one Acadiana man is asking for donation to help their loved one with finances.

John Keller survived Hodgkin's Cancer when he was 18-years-old. Unfortunately the radiation therapy used to eradicate the cancer has caused John to develop a rare, highly malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor in his spine and back. This has rendered him paralyzed and unable to work. John is now 30-years-old and he and his wife, Crystal, have four children ages 11 to 6. They have and are expecting many more medical bills and have to come up with cash for him to be treated at MD Anderson (i.e. co-payments). Since the diagnosis in early November, John has had three surgeries and is in need of a major surgery to remove the rest of the tumor.

There are many ways you can help this family.

You can give blood for him at any of the blood drives upcoming or you can schedule to donate at Our Lady of Lourdes in his name (donors need to give his name John P. Keller and his date of birth 6/28/1982.) This helps John as well as those requiring blood. Donations are typically very slow during the holiday season.

There will be a blood drive for him at AUTOZONE by Lowe's on Ambassador Caffery in Lafayette on Friday, December 14th 9am-2pm.

There is also a bank account open for him at Iberia Bank (John Keller Donation Fund) Acct # 12102819590.

His friends have also set up a Give Forward account for donations:

Acct # 12102819590Bankhttp://www.giveforward.com/johnkeller?fsid=256499#


For more information call 337-277-2180.

 

 

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