Not so good news: Karl is out of the NIH trial. Also, recent health insurance changes equal no prescription coverage.
A bleak moment during an already rough ride. They can use some extra help right now.
Karl returns to NIH for "staging" next week. Prayers & good thoughts requested that treatment is doing it's job & he continues!
Karl has been accepted into a clinical trial at NIH!
$1330 to go. Thank you all for getting us this far - over 91%!
Been slack in m' duties as chief wench & instigator. Time to scare up another 1300!
$1525 left! Thank you for the recent push!
$1650 left to go. Please help us get there; every bit helps!
$1650 left to go. So much has happened since we kickstarted KBCF. Please help Karl keep on keepin' on!
We're so close, please keep Karl & Tamara in your thoughts up to goal and beyond!
Less than 2K to go. Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org (or any other KBCF board member) if there are other ways in which you'd like to help out!
Many thanks to Pam Culver and those who supported her run for Karl! (I returned home from Christmas & found checks in the mail. Seeing people come together to support others is the best gift imaginable!)
Merry Christmas to all! Thank you so much for your support this year. (Karl & Tamara are with his family for the holiday.)
Less than 20% to go. Let's get there before the bill from his latest medical consultation arrives!
Happy (early) Thanksgiving, everyone!
I met with Tamara today. Karl's medical bills are up to date through his June surgery. Thank you all!
Karl is having a surreal post-chemo weekend. Wouldn't it be positively surreal to blast closer to goal?
Thank you for the recent flurry of donations! Sending moral support too!
Chemo resumes Friday. Let's send Karl in with one less thing to think about!
So close, but we're not there yet. Please pass this on!
I came home from training to a pile of donations to deposit. Thank you!
Way to go Pam! Not only for running Rails to Trails, also for wearing Cap'n Mojo colors!
Cheering on Pam Culver in her run for Karl this Sunday!
Over 75% to goal! YES! More at Karl Bock Cancer Fund FaceBook page.
Just a little more to go. Thank you supporters of Jeanne O's run last weekend and Pam C's run this weekend!
Another Monday...with less than 1/3 to go!
Jeanne O is running her 10K for Karl today. We're pulling for you, Jeanne!
Face time with Karl for the first time in weeks. He's in good spirits, in large part thanks to all of you!
Recent checks received put us over 2/3 of the way there!
Who's showing Cap'n Mojo pirate spirit for Hallowe'en?
Reminder: it also helps to spread the word. Thanks!
Let's keep this ship sailing!
Thanks again to Jeanne O - her FaceBook sharing continues to spread the word. Clearly, the Bobcat connection runs deep!
I returned home from a week away to find donations online and in the mail. We're over half way to goal!
Karl Bock is truly blessed with the best friends on the planet!
Huge thank yous to Jeanne Olszowy and Pam Culver their fundraising efforts on Karl's behalf! Thank yous also to friends of Pam supporting Karl.
I'm away on retreat this week but have online access from time to time. Please keep me busy sending thank yous! Cancer does not take vacations.
$4500! An even 30% of the way to our initial goal!
$4,425 or 29-1/2 percent to goal...100 following the FaceBook page. Great start to the weekend!
Another delay. Chemo is harder on Karl's body this time around & is on pause until he heals.
We have topped $4,000. Thank you! Please keep spreading the word!
Today is Tamara & Karl's 21st anniversary as a couple. Looking forward to future anniversaries when the celebration is not haunted by the spectre of cancer and chemo!
We've passed the 1/4 mark! Your support will bolster Karl through his next chemo treatment this Friday.
9:30 pm, Tuesday, 10/8/13...24.5% to Goal. Tamara told me they were able to pay Karl's health insurance, thanks to your support.
Me, I'm off to bed...would love to see it above 25% when I check back in in the morning. Thank you so very much!
A huge heartfelt thank you to those of you who have mailed checks rather than donated online! We're nearly a quarter of the way there in less than a week. This ship has fine winds indeed!
What an amazing weekend! If you would like to refer others to help by posting a flyer, contact me directly. Thank you!
We're over 20% there! Thank you for your good wishes as well!
We are all in awe of the generous support of Karl in his time of need. Thank you!
The outpouring of support for the Karl Bock Cancer Fund in the first 4 days is amazing! Every bit helps. Thank you!
Thank you to everyone who has contributed thus far. Karl says he's finding the response overwhelming and really terrific!
With Karl Bock in his second battle with his decidedly unique cancer and unable to continue working as an Executive Chef while undergoing chemotherapy, I've offered to step in and head up a fundraising effort. Karl (Chef Mojo to his friends) and his wife, Tamara Winograd, are up past their ears in dealing with The Beast, so those of you who know Karl & Tamara and not me, I'm just here as logistics secretary and fundraising brain-stormer. We've formed the Karl Bock Cancer Fund and have an account set up for donations so that's where everything through this campaign site will go. We've got a few events & pitches in the works, and as you know, every bit helps!
Continuing with the pirate theme from Karl's first bout with Mullerian cancer, we're gettin' behind our Captain Mojo and raisin' the flag to keep his spirits strong! Ye don't need to garb yerself in pirate attire to sail with this crew!
Wow! The outpouring of support has been amazing! In 5 days, we're 1/5 of the way to our goal!
In addition to the appreciation from Karl and Tamara, I want to thank everyone who's contributed thus far to changing my life for the better. So many times over the years, someone has sent me a link or in some other way asked me for a donation and I thought what little I was in a position to donate at the time wouldn't be worth it. I can tell you now, I was flat-out wrong! To date, we've received donations ranging from $5 to $1000 and every single one is so greatly appreciated, words can't begin to describe it. Truly, bless each and every one of you!
I'd also like to write a few words about the kind of person Karl is, for those of you who don't know him personally. We're talking about a man who has been diagnosed with a form of cancer so rare, they have no protocol to treat it. He's facing an even larger question mark than one usually expects with a cancer diagnosis, and the treatment...well, chemotherapy is no picnic. He puts a fearless face on it, but I know it's not easy since from time to time he'll talk a bit about how he's feeling. So here's the kicker - I'm recovering from a head injury and still have some difficulty with post-concussive syndrome. When he's up to getting together, Karl always asks me how I'm doing!
It's as if he lost use of an arm and I squashed a finger in a drawer and he asks me how I'm coping. Thoughtful, a phenomenal chef, with a wicked sense of humor that seems to never quit.
Those of you you do know Chef Mojo, please feel free to share your "quintessentially Karl" stories at the Karl Bock Cancer Fund FaceBook page or leave a comment on this page. I came late to this party, only meeting him a few years ago through Tamara. Besides, the moral support is what really keeps them both going...and thanks!