Cure Caleb's Colon

For: Caleb Allensworth
Lancaster, PA
Organizer: Friends of Caleb Allensworth
Cure Caleb's Colon (Caleb Allensworth)
of $50,000 goal
49% Complete
Raised by 221 donors

The Story

On April 3, Caleb and Tori (Hatt) Allensworth learned that Caleb (age 29) is fighting stage 3 colon cancer. Just days earlier, Caleb came perilously close to death, undergoing emergency surgery to remove a tumor from his large intestine. Caleb’s battle is just beginning; thankfully, his outstanding medical team is cautiously optimistic as he prepares to undergo six months of aggressive chemotherapy. Please, join their community of family and friends as they rally to support them in the fight for Caleb’s life.

After getting married in October 2014, Caleb and Tori took up residence in Nashville, TN where they began to build a life together. Caleb had been working in the music industry for several years and was more recently touring and performing nationally as the drummer and band leader for country music artist, Jacob Davis. Tori began a successful career in the restaurant industry, and they bought a charming home and a dog named Andy to go with it! 

In the beginning of 2018, they began to feel a tug to move back to south-central PA to be near their close family and friends. A promotion and transfer to PA was presented to Tori, and with an offer to Caleb for a position as resident audio engineer at a major music venue in Lancaster, their path was clear.

Having rearranged their employment, sold their home and packed up their life, Caleb and Tori pulled out of their Nashville driveway for the last time on March 26. There was only one problem: Caleb wasn’t feeling well and hadn’t for several days. He managed to push the pain aside and muscle through the drive to PA, assuming it would pass. 

As their journey progressed, Caleb’s pain became worse; once home that night, it was unbearable. It became clear that he needed medical treatment. Tori took him to Lancaster General Hospital where he was admitted on March 27. The following day, his physicians made a shocking discovery: a sizeable tumor on Caleb’s large intestine. That evening, he was rushed into surgery where the tumor was successfully removed, along with a section of his colon, appendix and 16 lymph nodes.

Caleb spent a difficult week recovering in the hospital with Tori, family and friends by his side. The day before he was released, he was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer. 

Now resting in the comfort of home, Caleb is getting ready for the battle to save his life. In May, he will begin a grueling six-month round of chemotherapy to eradicate the cancer. As a result of surgery, he will also have a colostomy bag for the duration of his treatment. He and Tori have an unwavering faith and a supportive group of family and friends around them; they know that this journey will be arduous, but they are determined to find joy in suffering (Romans 5:3-5).

Cancer comes at a great cost not only physically, emotionally and spiritually, but also financially. Despite having health insurance, there are already thousands of dollars in uncovered medical fees, to say nothing of travelling expenses and lost wages, all of which are destined to increase with time. Tori will be periodically missing work to prioritize time for Caleb’s care, and Caleb’s ability to work is now uncertain at best. Most importantly, Caleb and Tori dream of starting a family of their own. Caleb's chemotherapy treatments will render him unable to start a family naturally. They are already taking steps make starting a family possible, but this comes at a great expense. Realistically, the rippling costs of this burden will be incurred for many years to come. 

Ease their burden (Hebrews 13:16) and support Caleb and Tori in any way you can. Send a card, give a hug, say a prayer and donate today.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on April 15, 2018


Posted on April 15, 2018

Hey Ya'll! Cure Caleb's Colon has been online for one week and at nearly $23,000 we are almost half way there! 

What better way to show our appreciation than to hear from the man himself! Click here to catch up on Caleb and Tori's journey. 

Thank you for your generosity and support.

Posted on April 13, 2018


Posted on April 13, 2018

Your generosity continues to humble and amaze us! Cure Caleb's Colon has been online for four days and we are already closing in on $20,000! Words cannot convey our gratitude for the difference you have made in the life of Caleb and Tori Allensworth. Thank you!

An update on Caleb: After being admitted to the hospital on Monday for severe abdominal pain, he spent the last three days recovering in the hospital. During that time the swelling in his small intestine, which was causing the pain, went down. He also had his chemo port installed yesterday. He was discharged this morning. 

As you can see in this photo, he is home and enjoying some snuggles from his trusty pup, Andy (Bernard), and his beloved wife. 

Continue to keep Caleb in your prayers as he recovers from surgery and prepares for chemo. Also pray for Tori and the rest of Caleb's family as they do their part to take care of Caleb.  

Thank you, again, for donating and sharing; you are the hands and feet of Jesus! 

Posted on April 10, 2018


Posted on April 10, 2018

Wow, what a day! There are really no words to express our amazement at your generosity and selflessness. Caleb and Tori are completely blown away by the response to Cure Caleb’s Colon and we are encouraged to see Jesus’ love in action! 

Today, Caleb was readmitted to the hospital for abdominal pain. His discomfort increased significantly through last night and into today until it became as bad as it was before surgery. After a thorough examination, his physicians determined that his pain was being caused by some swelling in his small intestine due to the surgery. His medical team is keeping him for observation but are optimistic that he’ll be out within a day or two.  

Bumps in the road, like this, are only the beginning. It’s overwhelming to think about what the future holds for this precious couple. Please, share Cure Caleb’s Colon with anyone who can help. Today, you made a difference in the life of Caleb Allensworth. Help someone else be fortunate enough to receive the same blessing.  

Thank you, again, so very much for your generosity and support. We love and appreciate you ALL.          

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