In May of 2016 Julie’s husband John was in a terrible car accident with a semi truck that could have been fatal.  After months of rehab he regained strength and returned to work.  In the summer of 2017 John began battling a persistent cough.  In August of 2017 he was diagnosed with stage 4 small cell lung cancer that metastasized to his brain.  After months of chemotherapy the cancer had shown signs of shrinkage in his lung.  In late November John began 10 days of radiation on his brain.    The rest of December and the first part of January was spent recovering.  Radiation was hard on John.  Late January John returned for a re-scan and the doctor said the cancer was growing.  John began immunotherapy and will have it again in March.  His 60th Birthday is March 22nd.

After losing his brother to cancer in 2015 and his father 2017 the Metzger family has endured some great loss and also understands everyone knows someone who has been touched by cancer.  You don’t have to walk far these days to see its effects.  This fund has been setup to help out the Metzger family with any expenses they endure.  Words of encouragement and prayers are always welcomed in the Metzger family so continue to pray, send cards, text messages and call.

Donations can be made through paypal by clicking the link below or mailing them to: Returning the Gift, LLC, Attention: Metzger Family Fund, 3290 Beekman Street, Cincinnati, OH 45223.  Make checks payable to Julie Metzger

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