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Cancer Sucks! Please help support Bob Roark
$880 raised
9% of $10k goal
15 contributors
3 Years running

Hello, I am Mark. This is for my best friend Bob. Not many can say they have the same best friend that they had in 1969. I was 7 yrs old when we moved onto the street the Roark's lived on the West side. Bob and I quickly became friends, even though he was 2 years ahead of me in school, and I was at least twice his size! His Dad was our baseball coach, we went on each one another’s family trips, all the way through our senior trips. We double dated , got into trouble, fished, hunted, we both got married then divorced and remarried. Our wives became friends, we camped, went to NASCAR races, trips to the beach, fishing, dinners together, and more. We have the kind of friendship that movies are all about! The memories we have will forever be cherished!

I have always had medical issues. Bob has never in his adult live been sick! Never been to a Doctor! About a month ago now, he had started to be sick to his stomach, vomiting and diarrhea. He and his wife Kim thought it must just be a bug. But when he wasn’t any better after 3 days he went into the local ER. A few test was ran and from there they sent him to OSU’s James Cancer Center where he spent several days getting test and exams done. After results started coming back we were told he had stage 4 colon cancer, and that it had spread to his liver. He has several lesions on his liver, one is around 5” in length. And on a follow-up appointment this week we have been told it has also spread to his lungs.

For this to be happening to him is so unbelievable! He has worked all his life to take care of his family, never complaining of work or the time and hours he has to put into it.

Bob and his wife Kim both are employed at Kroger, Bob at Portsmouth for 39 years, Kim in Wheelersburg going on 2 years. Neither is able to work at this time. And do not know how long they will be off of work. Bob cannot be left alone he is pretty weak un able to do some things for himself, and has several doctor appointments most of those are 2 hours away in Columbus Ohio. Like I said he worked all his life to have things, so to have things you have payments on things! These things are what Bob is most worried about right now! He is more worried about how he is going to make the house payment, the car and truck payments and the insurance payments than he is himself!

PLEASE help us help him so he can get the rest and take some of the stresses away from him in his time of need!

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