Cancer victim gives back to his church

One man's struggle with Cancer inspired him to give back to the people who prayed for him.
 
Michael Barndollar says Cancer changed his outlook.  Now that he's in remission, he says it's his calling to take on this project.  Last May, Barndollar was diagnosed with stage three testicular cancer.  He says he spent weeks at a time in the hospital, which took a toll on the father with four kids, but the Nazarene Church in Millcreek welcomed his family.  
 
It's his mission to give the 100 year old church a makeover, with the community by his side.  "If I was doing it by myself," says Wayne Hammel, Barndollar's Father and Project Contractor, "it would be overwhelming... it's a big project, no doubt about that... but if I have enough help...  [and] if the Lord's involved in it; it'll get done."
 
"It's the least I could do is just to volunteer to come down. I mean, an hour to mow the grass is probably a blessing for them," says neighborhood resident, Joseph Rogers.
 
"It's the community. It's the people that reach out to you that have their blessings and that are able to say a prayer for you," Barndollar says, "A year ago today, my wife and I really weren't sure if I was gonna be around... it was just a really big struggle."
 
More than 100 volunteers will be working at the church this weekend, and anyone is welcome to join their effort.  
 
For more information, check out their facebook page.
 
 

 


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