Tye's Cancer Fund

$15,755 of $25k goal

Raised by 190 people in 15 months
Ramona Zamora  ARLINGTON, MA
Anyone who knows me well knows how difficult it is for me to ask for help. It wasn't until this time last year when Zia was diagnosed with a rare interstitial lung disease and spent the better part of fall and winter in the hospital that I finally reached out to close friends and family for the support my family so desperately needed.

Well, it seems that once again we are facing one of life's challenges and need to call on friends and family for help and support. Only this time on a scale much larger than we could have ever foreseen.

Last week Tye went into the hospital for what we were hoping was just a standard mass removal. Rogue cells that decided the testicles were a good place to settle. It was fairly routine and an outpatient procedure. The lack of overnight admission gave the day an air of informality and gave us all a false sense of security. After an hour and a half surgery and a few hours in recovery we were sent on our way and told the results of the biopsy would be ready in a week. In the meantime, sit tight and allow time for the wound to heal.

The week ended today and we got the reults back from the biopsy- Tye was diagnosed with stage 1 seminoma cancer. 

We are all just devastated by the news.

Cancer is terrifying and we cannot do this alone. Tye is our sole provider. Having a sick child who requires around the clock care and constant medical attention has left our family in a precarious situation that has now become even more so after Tye's diagnosis. These are scary times for us and we need your help. Anything you can do to help is much needed and very much appreciated!

Please send good thoughts Tye's way!

Thank you,

Ramona
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Update 4
Posted by Ramona Z
12 months ago
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A healthy diet in conjunction with twice weekly workouts in Lance Armstrong's Live Strong program and Tye is starting to reclaim his life. He is down 40 pounds and despite his diagnosis is feeling and looking better than ever!

Thank you for all you have done and your continued support! The love and positivity has helped bring us through one of our darker times- we are so grateful!
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Update 3
Posted by Ramona Z
15 months ago
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Although it's in German and sketchy at best to read (reverso.com), a million thanks to Kai (Kjo) for the article and for sharing! xoxo

http://metal-heads.de/news/alien-ant-farm-bassist-krebs-erkrankt/
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Update 2
Posted by Ramona Z
15 months ago
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Wow! We are feeling so overwhelmingly blessed!!! The outpouring of support from friends, family and strangers- it leaves me speechless and beyond grateful! Thank you so much!
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Update 1
Posted by Ramona Z
15 months ago
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Thank you so much for your overwhelming show of support! I cannot begin to tell you how thankful we are to have so many caring people in our lives! The outpouring of love and well wishes is just amazing! I don't know what we'd do without you! Thank you!!!
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Robby Cook
14 months ago

Love you Brother!!! Hope this helps and you get baxk to Rockin' that bass soon!!!

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Kellie Marie Mejia
15 months ago

I was stopped in my tracks when I read this. And I told the boys. We will be praying for Tye and your family for strength and comfort as well as a healthy outcome for everyone. When we get paid on the 3rd our Survivors Benefits we will donate what we can. Prayers going up.

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$15,755 of $25k goal

Raised by 190 people in 15 months
Created January 29, 2016
$50
Anonymous
2 months ago
IL
$20
Ian Laing
2 months ago
$15
Anonymous
3 months ago
RA
$15
Ricardo Almeida
4 months ago

From Brazil! and see you well soon!!

BS
$25
Billy Sierra
4 months ago
$20
Jeff Schaefer
5 months ago

I hope you're ok, you're my favorite bass player!

$5
Anonymous
9 months ago
$35
Ivan Skryagin
9 months ago
CW
$10
Chris Wehb
10 months ago

Get well soon my brother...I wish you and your family the very best! - Chris Wehba

$10
Anonymous
10 months ago
Robby Cook
14 months ago

Love you Brother!!! Hope this helps and you get baxk to Rockin' that bass soon!!!

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Kellie Marie Mejia
15 months ago

I was stopped in my tracks when I read this. And I told the boys. We will be praying for Tye and your family for strength and comfort as well as a healthy outcome for everyone. When we get paid on the 3rd our Survivors Benefits we will donate what we can. Prayers going up.

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