MONTROSE, DELANO, MN – Donald Morgan, a 40-year resident of Montrose, was diagnosed with non-cell carcinoma (a form of lung cancer) in November, and has been told he doesn’t have long to live.
“Doctors said people very seldom make it more than a year like this,” said Morgan’s son, Donald Morgan Jr.
Morgan’s daughter, Michelle Otto, said chemotherapy for her father costs about $3,500 every three weeks.
A benefit to help pay for treatment is planned at the Delano American Legion Saturday, June 30 from 4 to 8 p.m. The evening will include a spaghetti dinner, silent auction, and raffle.
Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and children ages 4 to 12. Ages 4 and under are free.
Morgan, 77, has been the manager of 12-Hi Estates for the past 25 years. He has five children and 13 grandchildren. Morgan’s wife, Jean, passed away from cancer 3.5 years ago.
According Donald Jr., his father has had a history of health issues throughout his life. He began smoking when he was 6 years old, and had his first heart attack at age 28. About 12 years ago, Morgan had to start using a urine drainage bag due to cancer.
His most recent heart attack was a few weeks ago, Otto added.
For more information or to purchase spaghetti dinner tickets, call Otto at (763) 765-4026 or Donald Jr. at (612) 751-1881.