Funds for Cancer Treatment & Care

$15,103 of $45,000 goal

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My name is Carine and I am raising money for the cancer treatment and the care for my husband Steven. A year and a half ago, doctors discovered a tumour in my husband's throat, which was the cause of his incessant and agonizing pain.  He was later diagnosed with an aggressive form of squamous cell carcinoma which has impeded his ability to do basic things such as caring for himself, sleeping, eating and has reduced his voice to a faint whisper when he is able to speak, which isn't often. Steven went through standard medical treatments (which were intense and unsuccessful) and his condition rapidly declined afterward. He went from being able to take himself to his many medical appointments and being able to nourish himself with a variety of foods, to being bed-ridden, emaciated and barely able to ingest food in liquid form. He is now at a point where he requires round the clock care, which includes the administration of food and medicine and other personal support. We have two children still in school -one in elementary and the other in high school.  Both are avidly involved in community activities and are struggling with their dad's inability to volunteer, attend and drive them to their events.   With my husband's declining health, I'm struggling with working full-time to support the family while attending to his needs as his primary caregiver. Due to the failed results of standard cancer treatment, we have sought alternatives to fight this disease and getting him to a cancer clinic.These alternatives treatments fall under the immunotherapy protocols. This is to address the recurrent cancer issue as well as eliminate future cancers by rebuilding the systems that were compromised during radiation. However, there are a lot of expenses incurred when undergoing alternative treatments and there are limited to no coverage for these costs.  Therefore, we have had to sacrifice and pay for these alternative treatments out of pocket. Added to these expenses are nursing care and personal support worker costs, commuting expenses (to and from treatments), medical supplies and living expenses. We are seeking your generosity as Steven is fighting and looking forward to winning this battle, not only for him, and for me, but for his young children and our entire family. We thank you in advance for any support you are able to provide.  
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Steven was re-admitted to the hospital after a trip to the emergency. He was unable to breath due to an infection he caught shortly after he got discharged from the hospital to recover from the recent surgical procedures.
He was diagnosed with a Community Acquired Pneumonia and is now under antibiotics.
He is doing his best to get over it and get back home, however it is a slow and painful process.
Thanks for your continuous support and your prayers.
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Steven was discharged from the hospital; he is now able to ingest food through a G-Tube, and breath through a trach tube. However, he is still bedridden, requiring round the clock care and under medical supervision as he recovers from the procedures. The biopsy results revealed evidence of recurrent cancer. In addition to this, the extensive damage of radiation to the healthy tissues was also discovered. Steven's progress will be observed to see if he can gain weight and strength, and there will be a follow up to determine the next steps. Thank you all for your ongoing support and prayers.
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Steven was admitted to the hospital for an emergency surgery to secure his airway and set him up to get nutrition through tubes as he was unable to breath or ingest food. A biopsy was also conducted to determine the state of the tumor. His surgery went fine and he is currently being monitored. Thank you all for your continuous support.
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