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Terminally ill cancer patient's medicine, equipment stolen

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Brian Wafford, a terminally ill cancer patient, had his medication, medical equipment and paperwork stolen the night before moving to Utah. Brian Wafford, a terminally ill cancer patient, had his medication, medical equipment and paperwork stolen the night before moving to Utah.
FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

A man fighting terminal illness took another blow when his medications, medical equipment and paperwork were stolen the night before he moved out of state.

Brian Wafford, who has lung cancer, was spending the holiday weekend celebrating with family members before moving to Utah to spend the rest of his days. Doctors estimated Wafford has between six months and one year to live.

Wafford and his family packed all of his medication and other medical supplies in the trunk of a car on Sunday night so they would be ready to go to the airport in the morning. But when he woke up in the morning, all of Wafford's medicine, equipment and paperwork was gone.

"He is on Oxycodone, Morphine, Percocet. He is terminal, he has cancer throughout his body," said Noreen Smith, Wafford's sister-in-law.

Despite the robbery of the medications which ease the pain from Wafford's cancer, Wafford and his wife left to move to Utah on Monday morning.

In addition to the pain killers and his CPAP machine, Wafford's medical paperwork, essential to switch doctors in Utah, was also stolen.

Wafford will now have to go to an emergency room in Utah to get the medicines he needs.

Family members hope whoever stole the medicine and equipment will return it.

"Leave it on the car, knock on the door, we won't press charges," Smith said of the stolen items. "He needs it very bad."

Ferguson Police said they are investigating the car break-in, but have no suspects or leads.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to replace the medical equipment that was stolen.

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