Justin's Melanoma Bills and Awareness

 
Raised: $3,950.00
Goal: $50,000.00
 
 
 

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Justin Vicory

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I am not big on asking other's for help... which can make this hard. However I am in need of help. As much for my family (above) as myself. See, I have Stage 4 Melanoma. Luckily I am goi... more

 
 
 
 
 
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Updated posted by Justin Vicory 12 days ago

It has been a while since I have written. When I am feeling good I just don’t want to remind myself of what I have to battle against today and forever. It is nice to feel like a normal part of society at times. Hugs for the kids and everlasting love for my wife. Then bam! It will happen. Not so much a setback as just another rough patch in the road forward that shakes my life up... Read more...

http://300salads.com/2014/04/07/there-is-a-child-in-all-of-us/

 
 
 

Updated posted by Justin Vicory 1 month ago

Thank you everyone for the support I have received. It means more than words can express!

Newest Blog Post at www.300Salads.com...

On Friday I had a revelation… and a shower. They may have happened at the same time, but I think the pulling of about 40 staples from my arm jolted my mind into my mind set. Now, I have been continually gaining an appreciation for life on a daily basis for years now. My appreciation for my wife is unparalleled in every day life and I would be hard pressed to find a man who appreciates his wife the way I do mine. However, this is just a microcosm. My wife is far from the only thing I appreciate on such a large scale, but sometimes you forget these things until the happiness of having staples removed from your arm warms your body and soul as it did for me. Why you may ask? Simple. Try 18 days without a shower in modern society and tell me you didn’t take parts or all of your life for granted daily. (Read more at www.300salads.com)

 
 
 

Updated posted by Justin Vicory 1 month ago

Eight Crazed Days Update:

I had my first doctors appointment since the surgery yesterday. Since the surgery (even a little before) it has become apparent that the treatment I am on, the BRAF and MEK inhibitors, have given me very good results. Every noticeable tumor I could feel on the surface of my skin has reduced dramatically. Even my oncologist smiled at the results, an occurrence on par with a Yeti sighting. We do not know if they will work forever but for today they are. My hemoglobin was improved, even higher than following the blood transfusions I needed while in the hospital. My liver and kidneys are functioning like champs, even with the onslaught of pills I have been dumping into my body. My MRI came back clean! No signs of melaNOma in my head AND I still have a brain.

Read more at: http://300salads.com/2014/02/26/eight-crazed-days/

The photo is not my actual X-rays, but I can say they look eerily similar. I never would have imagined the destruction that melanoma could do to the bone structure. We believe I have had a tumor there for a long time actually which is why my arm has been hurting me for years, even while I played hockey through the pain. Amazing!

Thank you to everyone that has supported us financially in their own ways. Every amount helps more than you know. I am humbled by your support and our family is so thankful for the assistance in this time of need.

 

Not my arm, but VERY CLOSE to it!

 
 
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Created by Justin Vicory on December 20, 2013





I am not big on asking other's for help... which can make this hard. However I am in need of help. As much for my family (above) as myself. See, I have Stage 4 Melanoma. Luckily I am going through a clinical trial, but unfortunately the results are yet to be determined. In the event that things go south I don't want to wait until its too late to raise funds for help. So, where will the funds go? Option 1: If things go bad... Funds will go to holistic treatment, most likely at a location in Mexico.

Option 2: Things go well... If things go well and the cancer treatment works the funds will go to raising awareness and trying to create a support group locally in Denver for Melanoma patients. We don't really have anything here locally and I believe that HOPE is a great medicine and you need a community to create it.

Obviously I am shooting for Option 2, but at least now you know where your help will go... Remember, no amount is too little or too much. Everything helps more that you can imagine.

Additionally, I do post regularly on my blow 300 Salads
if you want to follow me a little more closely. Thank you again for your support. My family and I sincerely appreciate it!
 
 
 
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Wow. What a lovely video. I have to admit it made me cry. Just because I love you all so much and know how much you are blessed as a family. Every smile all the laughter. God is good.

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You are so strong! I admire your will power! I wish I could give more! Please keep fighting!

 

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I think your family is swell. Sorry I can't give more.

 

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