Hope is Believing There is Light Beyond the Darkness

Hope is Believing There is Light Beyond the Darkness

The Phoebe Worth Tree Lighting Ceremony, Lights of Love, is scheduled for Thursday, November 28th at 7pm on the grounds of Phoebe Worth which is located at 807 South Isabella Street in Sylvester. This years Honorary Tree Lighter is Kerry Helms. Kerry has always worked with his hands. In 1977, he and his father started Helms Welding and Machine in Sylvester. “I love building stuff, taking a drawing or picture and building something out of it,” Kerry said. Unfortunately, the difficult treatment from a terrifying cancer diagnosis forced him to retire. “On October 14, 2013 I was diagnosed with stage 4 rectal and metastatic liver cancer. My whole world was turned upside down,: Kerry said. “I asked Dr. Mendenhall if I could beat it, what are my chances? He said 5 percent.” Thanks to the team at the Phoebe Cancer Center, Kerr is beating those odds. “I love every one of them. They’ve been nothing but great to me. The most compassionate people I’ve met in my life,” he said. Because his diagnosis was so serious, Kerry’s doctors gave him the opportunity to consult with physicians at some of the top cancer centers in the country. Instead, he chose to start his treatment immediately in Albany. “Phoebe has got the best cancer center anywhere around, as far as I’m concerned,” he said. “It’s been a godsend just being local and not having to travel to Atlanta.” There’s more to Kerry’s story and we would love for you to join us all on November 28th to meet Kerry and hear more of his story. A symbolic light of love can be purchased for a suggested $25 each. The money raised from the treat lighting event stays right here in Sylvester to help our own cancer patients.
Source: Phoebe Worth