A Florida family is currently going through something unimaginable, three members of their family are battling cancer.
Benoit Desclef, his wife, Kathy Desclefs, and their 17-year-old son Luke are each battling a different form of cancer.
Kathy Desclefs was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma five years ago. Benoit Desclefs was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in August, and the couple’s teenage son, Luke, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in October.
“It’s hard physically, emotionally but the prayers help us continue on.” Benoit Desclefs told FOX30.
Kathy said, “It was too much, especially when it came back down to Luke. It was just too much.”
All three family members have different types of cancer and different prognoses. “With Benoit, they’ve said roughly 12 years. With Luke, he has a very good prognosis if he responds to treatment and we’ll know how well he responds next week when they do a PET scan (positron emission tomography).
“For me, it’s hard to say because the variant I have is so rare they don’t have a lot of data on that.” Kathy said.
Aside from battling cancer, the Desclefs are also fighting to keep their family business open.
Benoit, a French chef, moved to Jacksonville, Florida, to start a restaurant, called The Magnificat Cafe. Now, with cancer treatment and medical bills, the family has found it very difficult to keep their business afloat and has to put the business on the market.
According to News 4 JAX, the Desclefs have had to hire extra help and have put the business up for sale.
The family is asking for prayers and patronage. Kathy explained that all they can do now is rely on their faith to help them pull through. “We are set up for God to show up because it’s so over the top.” she said.
An online fundraising page has been set up to help the family with expenses.
Our prayers go out to the Desclefs. May God reach out his healing touch on this family and grant them a quick recovery.
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