Colton Haynes-Leatham Shares Heartbreaking Post About Terminally Ill Mother

Colton Haynes-Leatham should be on top of the world right now.  The in demand actor just got married to celebrity florist Jeff Leatham back in September after a short engagement, and he is making a return on the hit show Arrow this season.

Unfortunately, his personal life just took a major hit as he revealed on his Instagram that his mother Dana is suffering from advanced cirrhosis of the liver & kidney failure and doesn't have much time left.

 

My mom, Dana, always loves to laugh. Even when her liver & kidney doctors gave us the worst news you could get, my mom looked at us and said, "The best thing to do in these situations is to laugh." She then chuckled so loud you could hear it to the other end of the hospital. That's my mom. Shes funny, bull headed, & strong. My mom has been in and out of the hospital since January. After multiple tests we found out she actually has advanced cirrhosis of the liver & kidney failure. A diagnosis that can be cured with a liver transplant.. however..that bad news I mentioned before was that she doesn't have that much time to wait for a new liver. The doctors suggested that we now focus on my mother's quality of life rather than quantity of life. It's heartbreaking. My strong mother has always been the anchor of this family and our best friend. Now we're being forced to say goodbye to her. So with that horrible news from "Dr. Doom" (a name my mom came up for him) my family has set up steps to make mom comfortable. We set up in home hospice care so she can be home with her boyfriend, Gary, and her beloved cat, Fasa. Hospice care is covered by my moms insurance 100%. As well as nurses visits on a "need be" basis. A personal in home nurse that can be there 24/7, however, is not covered and would need to be paid out of pocket. My siblings and family are spread out around the country and world. We've been taking turns flying out when we can to help but it's not enough. My brother wanted to do his part to help with the expense of hiring a full time nurse & guess what...the gofundme goal has been reached to pay for Amity Home Care in Hemet California! Now that the goal has been reached...every single penny we raise over the goal from today on will be donated to the American Liver Foundation to help others who are going through this horrible disease. It would mean the world to my family & I if we could make a massive donation to this incredible organization. Thank y'all for listening & sending all the love to my beautiful momma. Donation link in my bio

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He shared a heartbreaking post on his Instagram regarding where his mother is right now in her diagnosis, and sadly it doesn't look that good.  He spoke about her being in and out of the hospital since January which is when her doctor that she refers to as "Dr. Doom" gave her the horrific news.

To make matters worse, he spoke about how a liver transplant could cure her, but she doesn't have that much time to wait so his doctors suggest focusing on her quality of life as opposed to her quantity.

Luckily, with a GoFundMe account that was set up in her name, she will have in-house hospice care to take care of her around the clock so she can be home with her boyfriend and cat.  Because they have a surplus of the funds that they raised from the GoFundMe page, all of the other money will be donated to the American Liver Foundation to help others who are going through this horrible disease.

 

Mom...you are the strongest person I've ever met. We love you

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Here's hoping for a miracle for Dana, Colton and their entire family.