Jeremiah Forman's Chemo Fund
There was such an urgency to find out exactly what it was, how far it may have spread and just what the course of treatment would be. He was squeezed into appointments, rushed into tests, scans, and biopsies. It was actually frightening, how quickly things transpired. Yet at the same time I was grateful that he was in such good hands. In a few weeks they had the answers. It was not the bone cancer they had first thought but Lymphoma Stage 2-B. Everything happened so quickly it was hard to comprehend everything. I can't imagine how frightening it was for Jeremiah and Courtney. The doctors devised a treatment plan, 6 months of Chemo, one treatment every 21 days and they have been very positive regarding the treatment.
Then as quickly as it all started, it stopped. Their health insurance policy is a new Mini Medical policy not a major medical policy. There is a limit (a very small limit) to how much it will pay for procedures, tests, and office visits, and most of all it does not cover Chemotherapy. I have a hard time with the realization that your health, your life, comes down to how good your insurance policy is, or how much money you have or in this instance do not have.
I have searched many agencies, foundations, and drug companies for any available funds to help cover the cost of the Chemo. It is hard as "Technically" he is insured even though they will no longer cover anything. Every day that the cancer goes untreated, it has the opportunity to spread. At the time the tests were taken, the cancer was centered just above Jeremiah's knee. He cannot put any weight on his leg, and is in constant pain. He has not been able to work since March. Courtney is working as much overtime as she can to maintain all of the expenses until Jeremiah can return to work.
Even after all of the funding we have found the cost of the Chemo is still beyond our reach. Each treatment is going to cost approximately $1800 and he will need a treatment every 21 days. So he will need about 10 treatments.
So I come to you with heavy heart and troubled mind. If Jeremiah ever made you laugh, or if you were ever drawn into listening to one of the stories he would tell. You know how full of life he is. He and Courtney deserve a chance to live a long and happy life together. I ask of you to please do what you can to help. Jeremiah and Courtney are in Austin, away from all of their family and many of their friends. The road ahead of them is a long and difficult one and we would like to make sure they can focus all their energy on surviving this devastating disease. This site will allow financial donations that will go directly to Jeremiah and Courtney to pay for the necessary treatments. Whatever you can give, weather a monetary donation or just your positive thoughts, prayers and love is deeply appreciated.
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I am hoping to go to Texas the end of September it will do my heart good to see him. Although I talk with him and see photos I will feel better when I can give him a hug.
I am so very thankful for all of you! Your support means so very much. When it first hit me that the insurance company was not going to cover his treatments and I began this journey to find funding I knew it would be difficult, but after hearing "I'm sorry we can't help you" so many times I began to wonder if we were going to find a way to make this happen. I will never be able to find the words to express how grateful I am for everything that all of you have done. Together you are making a difference, together you are saving a life.
We do have some T-Shirts left over so for anyone who would like one if you make a donation of $30 and send me your address, I will send you a shirt.
(Thank you Suni for the photo!)
Tomorrow is the fundraiser for Jeremiah is it as Wing's Sports Bar and Grill on Dixie Dr. here in Dayton. Hey There Morgan will be playing at 5:30, Chris Bush will be playing and Karaoke with Reggie Dizon and Bryan Dun! We will be grilling burgers and Hotdogs! Come out and enjoy the afternoon, festivities begin at 3.
Thank you all for your prayers, good thoughts and generosity. For a minute there I was not so sure that we could find a way to get this process started. I felt defeated and heartbroken, but thanks you all of you, those that have contributed on this site and those that have done so privately, I now have hope!
I wanted to share this will all of you something Jeremiah posted on Facebook in case you didn't see it:
: thank you to everyone who has donated! I can't explain how much this means and helps us!!!!!
Thinking of and praying for all of you...
This can't be happening .. I don't have the money to help this second, but I will think of something! Prayers will be sent your way every day! Stay strong!