Fighting a losing battle with colon cancer, time is of the essence for 58-year-old Richard. During surgery following his diagnosis in December 2010, Richard’s doctors were unable to remove all of his cancer, rendering the insertion of a permanent port near his heart for chemotherapy as his only option. Now during his third consecutive year of treatment, he has been given fewer than 12 months to live. Although never having been able to travel due to limited resources, Richard still dreams of visiting Washington D.C. “He has always talked about being able to see his congressman in action, the Smithsonian Museum, and the Library of Congress,” Richard’s wife, Ida, writes on his behalf, “Having been actively involved in researching his Native American Heritage, he feels the library will offer more information for him to pass down to his children and grandchildren through a book he is writing.” Optimistic that his wish will soon become a reality, Richard is eager to leave a legacy of ancestral knowledge for his loved ones.Richard is 58 years old and resides in California Donate To This Dream!
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