Sonny West was once known for being Elvis Presley's best friend, body guard, and costar, but he now lives in relative obscurity, facing one of the toughest challenges any family faces– medical bills.
He and his wife, Judy Jordan, have both been battling cancer and the financial strains associated with a major health issue. They are now facing foreclosure of their Nashville home.
"I don't want to leave my family behind, penniless, leave them with nothing," the 78-year-old told InsideEdition.com. "I just want to be back to where I can carry the love that I need to carry."
West was in remission for five years but the cancer returned.
"I felt good, ambitious, going around the world doing shows, entertaining people, standing up for hours [with] all my energy and everything," West said of his time before he was once again diagnosed.
His wife, who acted in The Jackie Gleason Show and The Beverly Hillbillies, was also diagnosed with breast cancer around that time. She has been battling stage three breast cancer since.
"My parents' finances started going downhill after my dad first had cancer," their son, Bryan West, said.
If the couple does not come up with enough money they will lose their home on December 15.
"When I was diagnosed, everything fell apart," Jordan explained. "We got caught on payments and couldn't catch up. It's devastating me. It's one thing after another. I had to be a warrior to not fall apart."
Out of options, their son created a GoFundMe page for his parents. Presley's estate has not offered to help pay in any way.
"They will have nowhere to go," their son shared. "They don't want to lose their home. I can tell hope is slowly slipping away."