Cancer has not only robbed a Ceres woman of her husband and a Ceres boy of his father but has left the family in rougher financial straits.
Eric Hanog, 28, of Ceres, died Thursday and will be laid to rest at a 2 p.m. Friday funeral at Turlock Memorial Park. The lifelong Ceres resident was diagnosed with T-cell lymphoma on Aug. 4, 2012 and lost his medical fight after chemotherapy treatments at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco. Hanog's cancer forced him to stop work and the family has suffered financially as a result.
Randy Moring, a friend of the family, decided to help Eric's wife, Danielle, 26, and son, Kai, 7, set up a trust fund in Kai's name. The public may help out by making donations to the Wells Fargo Bank, account #8237720167.
"We thought we would help generate some financial help for them," said Moring.
Eric's cancer had only been in remission for about a month until he was sent home on Dec. 3 to die at home. Hospice had assisted the family as the cancer progresses.
Hanog had been involved in sports when he attended Ceres High School.