Benefit for local fireman as he undergoes cancer treatment

Family, friends, and fellow volunteer firefighters in Medina County are helping raise money for local volunteer, Jeff Canion who has served the community through Castroville Fire Department as a volunteer and board member for over 10 years. He was recently diagnosed with Myeloma, a form of blood cancer
The Castroville Fire Department stated, “Jeff has been with Castroville Fire for over ten years starting out as a volunteer firefighter and became Vice President of our Fire Board about 6 years ago, and he was instrumental in the growth and development of our department within those years. We ask that y’all find it in your hearts to help us support Jeff and his family in this difficult time. We love you Jeff!!!”
Jeff’s sister Shona Tyron stated, “Jeff is truly an exceptional man with great strength and perseverance. He’s a great husband, father, brother and son, just to name a few. Jeff loves his community and has always been one to help others. In addition to his volunteer work with the Fire Department, he also served two years as a board member for Medina County crime stoppers. He is an incredibly hard worker and takes pride in this. He rushes back to work every week when home from his multiple weekly appointments, chemo or radiation treatments in Houston rather than resting. He’s kind, funny, and is loved by so many. I hope and pray that with the prayers and generosity of others that we together can make this extremely difficult journey be a little less burdensome. The co-pays, travel cost and continued expenses quickly grow, even with great insurance. People need people, and right now Jeff needs us all to help carry some of this weight. Thank you so much for helping spread the word to help my brother.”
A family member set up a GoFundMe account, stating “Friends- we are setting up this account to help offset the quickly rising costs for my brother Jeff’s cancer treatments. If you know him, you would know he is NEVER one to ask for help, yet is always helping others, always. Jeff just turned 50 on April 30th and went in for his annual physical. He soon after was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. Thankfully he was able to get into an Oncologist in Houston at MD Anderson Cancer Center. This is 3 1/2 hours away from his home, and over the past two weeks it has required him to stay in hotels while having many necessary tests done daily. He does have insurance (praise God!), however each appointment has a co-pay that has quickly added up in a very short time. He found out today they will start chemo this week and he will have it two days a week for four months. He has a long journey ahead, but we are praying and believing that with the help, kindness, and generosity of others that the journey will be a little less stressful. If you are able to donate anything, this is a huge blessing to him and his sweet wife. People need people. Let’s pull together and bless them in a difficult time. Please keep Jeff and his family in your prayers. Blessings to you all!”
You may mail a donation to Jeff Canion PO Box803 Castroville, TX 78009.
Link to the GoFundMe page if you’d rather donate online: