Only 2 days left!! Please help us make our goal if you can! We are 85% there! Thank you so much to everyone.
Just want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone that has donated, said a prayer, shared my post, or helped in some other way in making the fundraiser for my sister and brother in law a huge success. We have learned that there are many generous souls out there. Some we have thanked personally, some we may never know or meet. Cheryl and Eli no longer have to worry about where they will call home! Step one...done. The journey will still be a long one so please keep them in your prayers. But the outpouring of love and generosity has been overwhelming and amazing. I also want to say a HUGE thank you to Susan Reinhardt for featuring this special family in the newspaper. Susan, your article has done amazing things, so “thank you” doesn’t seem like the appropriate words. Please know that we greatly appreciate all you have done. Again, to everyone that participated, THANK YOU SO MUCH. Sending the love right back to you!
From Cheryl Hill: Well, we are staying in our house, that became official as of today. All is good at the house of Hill. We have been showered and I mean showered with love and support and honestly, it has been amazing! There are super kind folks out there and God is so very good!
I have created this page for my sister and brother in law, Cheryl and Eli Hill and their 3 sweet children. In March 2013, Eli was having some back pain and decided to go get it checked out. One day later, he was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer! The type of cancer is testicular which has since spread to many parts of his body. Eli is a healthy 31 year old with the most amazing faith. He is truly a wonderful person who has inspired my whole family since we met him. Anyone who meets Eli instantly loves him because he is the most humble and optimistic person you will ever have the pleasure of knowing.
We have no doubt that he will beat this obstacle he is facing but I know they will need support. Cheryl and Eli have 3 children, Riley (age 9), Sophie (age 5), and little ball of fire Max (16 months)! Eli was working for Sara Lee Bread Company before his diagnosis but didn't quite hit the 1 year mark to qualify for benefits. I can only imagine the costs that they will be facing without insurance. We are really hoping they can maintain their bills through this process, most importantly the mortgage because their home is their sanctuary at this point. This is the place they look forward to the most after the 5 day inpatient hospital stays they have to endure.
At this point, they are unsure if they will be able to afford to stay in their little home and this is where this fundraiser comes in. I am trying to help them raise some money so that they are not worried everyday about losing this special place they call home. The kids love it there, they have great neighbors and it's just not something they should have to think about while going through this process.
Thank you taking the time to read our story. I never thought I would be doing something like this but you never know what life will throw at you. Please help if you can and hopefully somewhere down the road, we can return the favor.
Happy Birthday, Cheryl! GO ELI!!