Family sells belongings to pay for bills during cancer fight

Family sells belongings to pay for bills during cancer fight

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Josh Charles is trying to sell anything he can to pay for his wife’s medical bills.

“This Spring, my wife was diagnosed with cancer, stage three,” said Charles.

Charles said he’s raised about $5,000 through donations and selling his things in garage sales and online, but he estimates their bills will cost more than $200,000.

“I was hooked up to chemotherapy for six weeks straight,” said Wanda Charles.

Josh had to quit his job to take care of his wife as she fights colon cancer. He sold his work truck and his tools so he could stay home.

“We just got approved for basic insurance through Washington State, so we’re hoping that will help with hospital and treatment bills,” said Josh Charles. “But we don’t know yet what will be covered and what won’t.”

Their friends set up a website where people can donate, and gave them some of their own belongings for Josh and Wanda to sell.

Wanda said she hopes to be done with chemotherapy by April. As she continues her fight, Wanda hopes her 9-year-old daughter can still have a Christmas to remember.

“I don’t care how Christmas goes for me as long as my daughter has Christmas,” said Wanda. “That’s all I care about.”