Los Gatos native Daniel Harris, 41, the husband of Andrea and father to eight children ages 6 to 24, is fighting the fight of his life -- brain cancer diagnosed in January.
His sister has started a "Save Harris" fundraising campaign on YouCaring.com -- see the page here -- to help defray the costs for the family.
Daniel grew up on Lark Avenue and now lives in Oregon.
"Daniel is getting ready to undergo another surgery next week as his Glioblastoma has returned in five short months despite a Craniotomy, Chemotherapy and Radiation treatments,"said his sister Joanna Lemus/Harris.
"He currently lives in Bend, Oregon ... but frequents Los Gatos because he spent his whole life here and his entire family still resides here," she said. "He has had to close his company due to his illness. The family would very much like him to move back since his company is now closed."
As Joanna Lemus/Harris writes on the YouCaring page:
It All Began:
It all began Jan. 12, 2014. The phone rang at 6:15 a.m. It was Andrea, Daniel's wife. She began to speak of her despairing night spent in the emergency room.
Daniel Harris had been having some very strong headaches that week. That Saturday night, the pain could not be tolerated any longer. He was rushed to urgent care where the terrible news would soon unfold.
Who is Daniel:
Daniel is a loving husband, a caring father of 8, an inventor and entrepreneur by trade, a wonderful son, and the best brother one could have. He has earned the respect of many due to his genorosity and faithfulness. He has a heart to please God and do right by man.
Daniels YouTube Videos:
Daniel has only had the opportunity to accomplish some of his many dreams. As stated, he is an innovator. If given the opportunity, he will continue to fill the earth with his helpful ideas designed to make life easier and more enjoyable for many! Here is a list of some of Daniel's accomplishments:
- The worlds first Limousine Jet Airplane -
- Engineering within Soaring Over California Ride in Disneyland CA
- Dannyboy Ramps and Rails
- Several Skateboard Parks
- Trasportable hydraulic skate ramps
- Hang Gliding Simulator, Stockton Ca.
- Owner of www.avastaray.com where he has intentions to launch many more of his creations.
No time is a good time to be struck with an ailment beyond your strength to fight. Daniel, being the sole provider for his family, has been left unable to work and earn any form of provision for his family since January. In an effort to salvage the family company, his eldest son set out to save it, yet this plan has come to an unfortunate end. This now leaves Daniel in a place of very great need.
Insurance is there to help him with traditional medicines yet even these offer very little hope for survival. His wife, Andrea, is wanting to implement traditional medical help along with other natural cancer cures that she has been learning about on her quest to kill cancer. She is willing to try anything to help Daniel prolong his life.
The Harris family is in great need of help! They need money for immediate basic provision, alternative cancer treatments, and on going financial support until they get to a better place. Unfortunately, like many Americans, they did not have a back-up plan. We are calling on the grace of helping hands, sympathetic hearts and good souls to help us get through this very difficult time.
We know that the future can hold large obstacles for the Harris family and this is our way of helping them on this rocky road ahead.
No amount is too small. Please help Daniel and Andrea Harris have peace that their family will be taken care of during this next stage of uncertainty.
Some of Daniels current medical expenses include:
- Non- covered Medications and Benefits
- Travel costs
- Supplements -holistic medicine, vitamins, B12, B17, C, bitter apricot seeds, leitril, immune boosters, etc.
Andrea his wife,
Daniel Jr. age 24,
Bank or Wire Transfers:
Account Name: Save Harris or Daniel Harris Donation Account
Checks Sent To:
1350 NE 27th St #235
Bend, OR 97701
- See more at: http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/save-harris-father-of-8-fighting-brain-cancer/164437#sth...