Community Interest

Defiance Family Struggling with Medical Bills

Kristie and Dan Todd, long-time residents of the Defiance area, are still struggling with medical expenses and could use some help. Dan Todd, a 69-year-old Army veteran, has been diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Since last August, he has spent all but about 20 days in the hospital.

Though Dan is on Medicare, the family is struggling to pay the uncovered portion of his hospital bills and pharmaceuticals. Kristie's sister, Jenn Ham (co-owner of Defiance Roadhouse), said Dan is a loving and caring man who has always been there to help others. Now he needs help back. Jenn has set up a GoFundMe page to help the family with the medical bills that Medicare does not cover - which in the tens of thousands of dollars. Any and all donations would be sincerely appreciated. To make a donation, please go to