#CASESTRONG

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Raised by 17 people in 13 months
The doctors are saying “SORRY, THERE IS NO CURE”. I am only 35 years old! How can this be my future?  They tell me that my time is limited and before I go there are things that I dream of doing, I also need to plan for when the time comes. The last thing that I want to do is leave behind the expensive costs of a funeral to my amazing girlfriend and my family. Living in and out of the hospital has really made my finances thin. BUCKET LIST: Some of the things I want to do before I go include: 1. Weekend in orlando, including Universal studios 2. Mini Cruise 3. ‎Race a exotic car on a closed track 4. ‎meet Tim Allen 5. ‎Tour Florida Gators Stadium/workout room/locker room 6. ‎Go to wolf Sanctuary 7. ‎Money to pay off various bills Time line of the last year and a half: January 2016- Chest Pains and 3 trips to the ER to discover I had an Orange size tumor in my chest which grew to 20cm by the time I got insurance established that was pushing on my heart and lungs making breathing difficult. Well I need surgery however I got a diagnosis and had to wait! DIAGNOSIS- Medistinal Germ Cell Cancer (WHAT?) TREATMENT- Aggressive Chemotherapy for 4 months. February 2016 Admitted to Moffit (5 days a week for 4 months) June 2016- Cancer markers look better, we can do surgery. Do all pre-surgery work ups. Let’s check those tumor markers. NOPE JOKES ON ME. They are again rising and time for more chemo. 3 more months of this lovely drug but hey I am still alive I GOT THIS! November 2016- I CAN FINALLY HAVE THE SURGERY to remove the tumor. They open my chest to reach my heart and remove a 16 cm tumor (THAT IS THE SIZE OF A SMALL MELON). December 2016- I HAVE A NEW TUMOR….. Are you kidding! MORE CHEMO and now RADIATION. During this time I start having chest pain so another scan now shows I have not 1 but 5 tumors.   DIAGNOSIS-THERE IS NO CURE and they say I will more than likely die within 6 months. I proved them wrong!  I was not taking that for an answer. I meet with the doctors and we decide if I do weekly chemo I can extend that time for a year maybe.   January 2017- May 2017- Weekly Chemotherapy One day a week, which shrunk my tumors but will NEVER cure them. May 2017- I got chosen to be a part of an experimental treatment called Immunotherapy. I start doing this weekly (3 Days a week in the hospital). I had horrible side effects and almost got removed. The option was continue and maybe die or end it and die for sure. I continued the misery in hopes that this was my MIRACLE.  July 2017- Finally got another scan. Hoping and praying that the tumors were smaller or gone. NOPE they are bigger! DIAGNOSES- THIS REALLY WAS OUR LAST SHOT! WE ARE SORRY! WE CAN CONTINUE MAINTENCE CHEMO TO GIVE YOU AS MUCH TIME AS WE CAN. Thank you for taking the time to read this and thank you for any donations that can be given to help make my dreams come true in the limited time I have. If you can take a moment to share this I would really appreciate it. I don’t know how much time I have left but I promise to live each day like it is my last. THANK YOU. Much love to everyone
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For everyone who don't know yet, The experimental trial I did had zero effects on me. My tumors have continued to grow. So I am.now in a bad position. I have started chemo therapy again to hopefully shrink the tumors or slow the growth. One of my tumors is now pushing on my airway causing chest pains. So please if you can't help with a donation, please share. I would love to be able to work on my bucket list. Thank you for reading and helping out..
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Had chemo today... They went ahead and put a neulasta onbody shot on me cause my white blood cells are null and void... My tumor markers are rising again. All I can do is keep fighting... Thanks to you that have donated... Means alot and will help a lot...
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Side effects are slowly going away... The leg and back pain is the worst. Feels like a thousand needles being pushed into my bones... But by the grace of God I'm here for another day. Please share my campaign... Thanks everyone.
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Well another day, I hope everyone is doing good. No new updates right now. Just fighting through this joint pain and nausea... Loved ones please continue to pass this along and share, share, share.
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Andrea Reese
11 months ago

I am sorry i did not donate, i lost my job of 3 years a few weeks ago or you can bet i would. Regardless, financial support is in my opinion important yes, of course...but support, belief, & prayer will always top money any day of the week and so i felt compelled to express those things here. I do not know you, but i just wanted to say that you and your family will be in my prayers and thoughts. Also you are an inspiration and i admire the resilience and strength it takes to take bad news and not let it make for a bad day. Your positivity and hope make a huge difference in your physical health and many people including myself could stand to take a page from your book in those trivial days. God bless you and your loved ones. You can do this!

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Raised by 17 people in 13 months
Created April 21, 2017
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Seabass klashorst
1 month ago
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I realize my donation is just a droplet, but I'm hoping my droplet will inspire others to make it a trickle. And trickles eventually form rivers. My thoughts are with you, keep up the fight and make sure you keep checking things of that bucket list (and keep adding things to it while you go!). Regards from the Netherlands.

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Anonymous
1 month ago
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GP
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Greg Paul
7 months ago

Jesus cares... and so do I.

KT
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Kari Trejo50
9 months ago
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Hang in there Chris. . Sending you hugs and prayers....

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Anonymous
9 months ago
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Roy Smith
12 months ago

Stay strong man!

Andrea Reese
11 months ago

I am sorry i did not donate, i lost my job of 3 years a few weeks ago or you can bet i would. Regardless, financial support is in my opinion important yes, of course...but support, belief, & prayer will always top money any day of the week and so i felt compelled to express those things here. I do not know you, but i just wanted to say that you and your family will be in my prayers and thoughts. Also you are an inspiration and i admire the resilience and strength it takes to take bad news and not let it make for a bad day. Your positivity and hope make a huge difference in your physical health and many people including myself could stand to take a page from your book in those trivial days. God bless you and your loved ones. You can do this!

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