JR Cook: Stage 4 Colon Cancer Expenses

 
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My name is JR (John R) Cook and was just diagnosed on Nov. 13th 2012 with Stage 4 Colon Cancer and without treatments I was given 6 months to live.  I am a 34 year old hard working, self... more

 
 
 
 
 
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Updated posted by Jr Cook 2 days ago

Hello everyone. It's Brande again. I wanted to give you an update on JR. We are currently in the hospital at the Atlanta Cancer Center. We came here Friday for his regular appointment and he was admitted due to the side effects of his new chemo. He was unable to keep anything for several days and also very dehydrated. So he is receiving fluids and pain medicine as well as medicine for his nausea. The doctors say he can and will get better it is just going to take some time. We have idea how long we will be here but we do know we will leave here with a new plan from the doctors to fight this cancer. This chemo is clearly too hard on him. I will keep you posted when we have some more news. Thank you all for your support, thoughts and prayers.

 

 
 

Updated posted by Jr Cook 17 days ago

Hello all. This is Brande. JR wanted me to give an update. It appears as though his cancer may have spread. He has some issues with the lymph node on the left side of his neck that they are going to biopsy. The drs are also concerned about the fluid in chest. He was recently hospitalized for this reason and we have been draining the fluid at home for a little over a week now. So he is at this moment getting chemo. He now gets 8 hours worth at a time. Every medicine they have tried before is now being given all at the same time. I hope he is able to handle it and at least have a few good days in between chemos. He has had a very rough time lately. We were hoping for good news and are very disappointed. However, we have not given up and have faith in his doctors and God. He is still unable to work and while I work part time from home we have been relying heavily on family for support. We have about used up all the help they can give. This is very humbling but we have realized that there is no such thing as pride when fighting cancer. We are again asking for help. Everyone has been so generous and we can't even begin to describe how much we appreciate it. Our situation doesn't look like it's going to improve right away. While we know JR can and will beat this, it is just going to take longer than we had hoped. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers and we appreciate all of your support!

 

JR receiving chemo today in Atlanta

 
 

Updated posted by Jr Cook 1 month ago

well its been awhile since my last post and its just been a rocky road since then. I have been very sick to my stomach and just hating treatment. We are headed back to Georgia today for the second half of the Liver procedure and hopefully the final one, they say it usually takes 2 so thats the hope. Things have been ok, been down in the dumps lately, just wanting this to be over and get back to a normal life again. Hopefully everybody had a good Valentine's Day and stay safe out there.

 
 
 
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Created by Jr Cook on December 17, 2012


My name is JR (John R) Cook and was just diagnosed on Nov. 13th 2012 with Stage 4 Colon Cancer and without treatments I was given 6 months to live.  I am a 34 year old hard working, self-employed person that has had no other health issues in my lifetime other than taking my tonsils out.  I am writing this message humbbled by a disease that has almost stoppped my life dead in its tracks.  I am the type of person that gets up and heads off to work when the sun is coming up and returns home from work when the sun is going down and am proud of the work accomplished that day, but all that has changed.  There are millions of people in the world with Cancer and all sort of cancer, but when the doctor looks at you and his face drops and he has to give you the diagnoses of Cancer you would never in a million years think that it would happen to you.  I have been told doctors don't even scan for this type of cancer till you reach the ripe old age of 50 and the pure simple fact that I am 34 years old baffles the medical crowd.  Right now I am looking at a minimum of 6 months of Chemo-therapy which includes 12 actual treatments and possible surgery after treatments, if the Cancer has been reduced enough from treatment to even consider surgery.  Each treatment puts me down for a week at a time, and this is only known because I just completed treatment #1 on Dec. 11th 2012.  I have never reached out for help like this before and I am quite embarrassed to have too.  Times are tough for all of us and anything donated would be greatly appreciated, even if its a phone call or email saying we are praying for you. We are trying to work as much as possible to offset simple living/medical expenses, but as everyone knows those bills tend to out weigh your best efforts.  Again I first thank you for even looking at my page and if you do donate, please know that anything that is collected will be for medical and plain living expenses, secondly please know that I will beat this disease and I will be around to thank every person that donates or emails or calls.  I have been told that I am a strong young man with a great attitude, strong family and friends behind me.  Doctors say that this is half the healing process, the other half is unfortunately treatment.  There is a goal amount on my page, I didn't want to put a figure on this but to complete the page a number has to be entered.  Anything from a dollar is greatly appreciated and there is only one goal, REMISSION and beating this cancer.
 
 
 
 
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$31,351 raised by 202 people in 16 months.

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Jennifer Pinkasavage

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Thinking of you JR

 

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KEEP UP YOUR FAITH-GOOD THINGS WILL HAPPEN

 

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YOU ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS EVERY DAY

 

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Karina / Ali Dhanani

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We're praying for a speedy recovery. God bless you both

 

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