Trying to Save My Brother’s Life

This is a picture of my brother. Frank Gresham, and his wife, Janet. He is the youngest of my two brothers – my baby brother. And he is fighting cancer – a bone cancer – multiple myeloma.
First and foremost, I ask for your prayers. No matter your spiritual leanings, I would appreciate your prayers for his healing – good thoughts and positive vibrations – I ask for them all on his behalf.

My brother is director of Whosoever Ministries – http://www.jcdaytona.org – in Daytona Beach FL, and has with Janet and his team, dedicated the past 25 + years to helping people. He has helped untold numbers of runaways, people on the fringes, people in need day to day and after disasters. He was one of the first people on the ground in Gulfport MS after Hurricane Katrina and was instrumental in helping organize food and medical relief. Then he went directly to New Orleans, and stayed for 6 weeks, helping in the relief effort. He and his team were in Haiti just days after the earthquake, securing the grounds of an orphanage and setting up food and clothing relief.
His life has been one of faith and service. And now he has this horrible cancer and no insurance. He has been turned down for social security disability and is in the midst of applying for Medicaid.

So I will be setting up an online auction soon – all proceed to go towards his medical costs. I will keep you posted on that.

The small thing I can do right now is give to him whatever I make on the sale of my book. If you are so moved to order a copy, I can not tell you how much that means to me. And I am sending you my deepest thanks and a big hug. Please go to the category Seasons Bookshop  to order.

If you have an ideas about how to help with applying and receiving health benefits or if you have any ideas about fundraising, please let me know.

And your prayers and encouragement are grateful accepted.

Thank you so very very much.

Kathleen

17 thoughts on “Trying to Save My Brother’s Life

  1. I’m so sorry to hear about your brother’s cancer and I will send healing prayers for you all. I recently lost my uncle to cancer. Your brother, Frank, is lucky to have such a loving and supportive family to stand by his side! Blessings.

    • I just reread the part about how to fundraise. Around here, people have pie suppers and silent auctions. Everyone brings a pie and something to put in the silent auction. They spend $5 or $6 dollars for a chili supper and bid on pies and auction goods. Proceeds go to your brother. I don’t know how much that might bring, but its something and it brings people together to help. Best wishes my friend.

  2. Post this or something similar on Facebook or U-tube and I think you’ll get a lot more help. I wish you the best….and your brother, of course. I will remember Frank in my prayers. TJ

  3. Dear Kathleen, I am saddened to learn of your brother’s illness. What beautiful lives of service you describe and may they continue for a long time. Many ways to serve. Prayers for Frank’s healing and strength for Janet and all of you. Love, Ellen

  4. You are all in my prayers… I have no idea how to go about fund raising… never been much good at it myself. All I have are prayers to offer… and my deep feelings of hope. Keep us up to date. Thanks for letting us know.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s