Help Greg Dorenkamp Beat Cancer

$2,980 of $100k goal

Raised by 17 people in 29 months
Lisa Nordby   MCKINNEY, TX
My name is Lisa Nordby and in September 2013, my husband Greg Dorenkamp was hospitalized with an abscessed abdomen that also had traveled into his leg. He was also diagnosed with colon cancer. I wish I did not have to make this appeal to help save Greg's life but as Greg's doctor said, "this is a matter of life and death".
Greg was unable to undergo chemotherapy and radiation until the abscess and infection was treated. He was in the hospital and rehab for over 3 months treating the infection.
He must now undergo the cancer treatment. Greg is the sole support of me and our son Thomas. Due to the economy we have had no health insurance for the past few years. All of our assets and savings have been depleted. Thomas is an epileptic and has multiple seizures a month. Leaving Thomas alone is dangerous for Thomas and just not an option.
We must come up with $10,000 for chemotherapy and radiation as soon as possible. Then there will be surgery and follow up medical care. Additionally, the loss of income and the medical expense are enormous and will only continue to pile up. Because of Greg's long hospitalization, his legs developed muscle atrophy and he needs therapy to be able to regain his ability to stand and walk.
The doctor remains somewhat optimistic about Greg's recovery but is concerned about any further delays in starting the chemotherapy and radiation treatment.
Greg, Thomas and I are so grateful for all of the concern and well wishes all of you, our dearest friends and family have extended.
Thank you,


Lisa
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Update 2
29 months ago
Hi Everyone,

It was really nice seeing everybody from the Rebel Rousers, the Texas Reelers and all the other club members that came down to our dance.

I am working even harder to get my dancing legs back. I really love Lisa and Thomas but it was good to see old friends.

Thank you everybody for your support, prayers and well wishes. It is medicinal and I'm fighting hard to beat this cancer.

Bless all of you,

Greg
First Night Out
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Update 1
29 months ago
Greg joined Thomas and me for the Rebel Rousers Club night this past Saturday. I was so proud, Greg really didn't want to go out. He was really tentative.

To all the Rebel Rousers and Texas Reelers, thank you for being there. Greg really came home in the best spirits since before he went into the hospital.

Thank ya'll
Date Night
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$2,980 of $100k goal

Raised by 17 people in 29 months
Created February 9, 2014
$100
Anonymous
28 months ago
DH
$100
Don & Mary Jo Henry
29 months ago
KG
$50
Ken & June Gartlir
29 months ago
BM
$100
Bridget M
29 months ago

I forwarded this to everyone I know!

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JS
$100
Joyce Sellers
29 months ago

Keeping you in my thoughts & prayers ..

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$50
Anonymous
29 months ago
$500
Anonymous
29 months ago
$1,000
Anonymous
29 months ago
CT
$50
Candy Tyner
29 months ago

You are in our prayers. Tex and Candy Tyner

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$250
Anonymous
29 months ago
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