Support the Merimees

Campaign Created by: Eileen Sanchez

The funds from this campaign will be received by Liz Merimee.

Raised : USD $ 2,450

Hi friends,

Please support the Merimees as they continue to battle cancer. Many of you already know, Richard loves the Lord with all his heart, and he is a survivor. I know that they covet your prayers the most. Please share this campaign even if you cannot donate, so prayer warriors can continue to lift them up. 

The road to healing is long, and multiple follow up trips to the hospital in LA will be needed. Gas costs and a specialized diet are a big cost in the journey. If you can even donate your daily cuppa, no amount is too small. 

Update from Richard:

Hello folks.  This is Richard bringing you up to speed in recent events. Last year I was diagnosed with a parotid gland tumor on my left cheek.  I had surgery March 23, 2021 followed my 33 radiation treatments.  The radiation was the worst part of it all, leading to lots of damage to my face and lowering of my immune system.  It seemed to work as I had a clear PET scan in October.  But then in January I started having more odd symptoms. At the end of April a biopsy and subsequent pet scan showed it to be back.  My amazing surgeon Dr Ryan Osborne removed a big patch of skin from my face and neck where the cancer had returned.  That's the good news.  Bad news it was quite extensive and had almost reached my carotid artery.  That would have been and very bad day for my life insurance company and the surgeon said it was less than a week away from being fatal. The cancer cells are still in

my body so we need your prayers for total healing of my body from this cells.  It's still type of cancer (CxPA) my Dr called fast, aggressive,  and lethal.  But I believe God can easily crush this! Your prayers are very important.

UPDATES

Update #3
July 26, 2022
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Hello, everyone who donated, thank you so much for your generosity and kindness. The Marymee family is in their home in Arizona. Richard is continuing to fight this incredibly difficult battle. Please continue to pray for God's intervention over his body and complete healing. 

For some reason, the Give Send Go is not interacting well with the bank- and the Marymees cannot accesss the funds raised. We got a message that there will be a refund to all that donated in the next 5 days. Please reach out to me, Eileen Sanchez when you received the funds back- and we will donate them directly to Liz Marymee. I apologize for the confusion. We are just trying to support Liz and Richard and don't understand why this is happening. 

2 ways to contact me- text/call 760-230-8780 or eileen@mylilfamily.com

Thank you so much. 

Update #3
July 26, 2022
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Hello, everyone who donated, thank you so much for your generosity and kindness. The Marymee family is in their home in Arizona. Richard is continuing to fight this incredibly difficult battle. Please continue to pray for God's intervention over his body and complete healing. 

For some reason, the Give Send Go is not interacting well with the bank- and the Marymees cannot accesss the funds raised. We got a message that there will be a refund to all that donated in the next 5 days. Please reach out to me, Eileen Sanchez when you received the funds back- and we will donate them directly to Liz Marymee. I apologize for the confusion. We are just trying to support Liz and Richard and don't understand why this is happening. 

2 ways to contact me- text/call 760-230-8780 or eileen@mylilfamily.com

Thank you so much. 

Update #2
July 26, 2022
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Hello, everyone who donated, thank you so much for your generosity and kindness. The Marymee family is in their home in Arizona. Richard is continuing to fight this incredibly difficult battle. Please continue to pray for God's intervention over his body and complete healing. 

For some reason, the Give Send Go is not interacting well with the bank- and the Marymees cannot accesss the funds raised. We got a message that there will be a refund to all that donated in the next 5 days. Please reach out to me, Eileen Sanchez when you received the funds back- and we will donate them directly to Liz Marymee. I apologize for the confusion. We are just trying to support Liz and Richard and don't understand why this is happening. 

2 ways to contact me- text/call 760-230-8780 or eileen@mylilfamily.com

Thank you so much. 

Update #1 - Arrival and the path forward
June 13, 2022
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We have all arrived here in Az; at different times and in different ways, but we are finally all here, safe and sound. Now we start the way forward.

To update you, Richard's healing takes place in different ways and at different paces.

One way: physically - he is still losing weight and needs to gain more to have energy. His eye still drops and his mouth droops significantly impairing speech, along with the use of only half of his tongue and an inability to open his mouth wider than the width of your pinky, chewing is out of the question right now. We need physical therapy here and will get some.

Another way: His face hurts all the time. We discovered that skin healing is one thing, but nerve healing is a completely different animal and comes with some sharp, severe pain that no amount or type of painkiller seems to be able to manage. A life of pain is wearing on Richard. No doctor seems to have an answer for this, but we are persistently asking.

Cancer update: as far as his last MRI shows there are no new tumors since surgery. This is too soon you say? No this cancer is aggressive and lethal. It loves to make tumors. So keeping them at bay is key to his next therapies to fight it. Some naturopathic options will close to us the moment a tumor shows up, so we need to make sure they do not return. One therapy is SOT which we can have intravenously every 6 months in Irvine, Ca. Another therapy is immunotherapy as offered by Mayo Clinic in Phoenix and we'll find out more about this option on 6/29 at our next doctor's visit. 

Richard genuinely needs a healing miracle from Jesus. There are no other surgical, chemo, or radiation options for Richard at this point, not that we ever put our trust in those anyway. So please continue to pray for all of the above. I risk oversharing so that you might be able to pray specifically.

All in all, we are SO VERY GRATEFUL AND HUMBLED by all your support!! I was so blessed by all of your time and goodbyes my last week in CA, all your kind words drove me to tears. Please feel free to call, text, or email us. Life has slowed down a smidge for me for the next few weeks and I will have time to answer messages. 

We are so grateful for every single one of you in our lives. You are such a gift to us! Remember us in your prayers please. In Christ, Liz Marymee

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