Chad vs. Leukemia

$44,217 of $45k goal

Raised by 212 people in 32 months
Kelly Coyle DiNorcia   LONG VALLEY, NJ
After feeling under the weather for awhile, Chad went to Morristown Medical Center on the afternoon of January 2, 2014. By that evening he had been diagnosed with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (APL) and Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC).

He underwent extensive testing through the night and started aggressive treatment right away. He will stay in the medical ICU during the first phase of his treatment, which should last several weeks.

Chad's treatment will be long and debilitating, and it will be quite some time before he will be able to return to work. Those who wish to help defray the staggering out-of-pocket costs of his experimental treatment are invited to make a contribution.

He and his family sincerely appreciate your support! To follow his progress on Caring Bridge, please visit http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/chaddlugolecki
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Update 15
30 months ago
Today Chad begins his next round of chemotherapy. He is feeling strong and ready, though a little nervous. Positive thoughts are appreciated as he grinds through the next five weeks.
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Update 14
30 months ago
When we started Chad vs. Leukemia, it was because a handful of people had contacted me in the days following his diagnosis wanting to know how they could help. I think I set the original fundraising goal at $5,000. never dreamed that this community would be so generous and that we would be only $1,250 short of our newest goal of $40K just 7 weeks after his diagnosis. I think his amazing response to the initial round of treatment is due in part to his youth and fitness and in large part to his stubbornness - but the fact that his spirits were kept high knowing there were so many people out there pulling for him has made a huge difference. He still has a long way to go but he has made an incredible start. Whether you contributed $5 or $5,000, you have made an important contribution to Chad's recovery. Thank you!!!
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Update 13
30 months ago
Great news: Chad has responded well to the first phase of treatment and the doctors have let him go home for a few days to recuperate before starting the next round of treatment. His spirits are high and he is so grateful for everyone's support!
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Update 12
31 months ago
We just surpassed our goal thanks to some generous donations from the goaltending community! We are raising the bar again, so please keep the donations coming!
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Georgia Papathanasios Siemion
31 months ago

I welcome the day that this is all over and Chad is well and home again. All prayers, thoughts and wishes are always with him through myself, my family and all of my friends. May God bless him and keep him well to return home healthy and ever better.

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$44,217 of $45k goal

Raised by 212 people in 32 months
Created January 6, 2014
Kelly Coyle DiNorcia     Medical   LONG VALLEY, NJ
DK
$50
Dana Koenig
12 months ago
1
1

Praying that Chad recovers soon! He was my nephew's coach back at BC. Get well soon!

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VF
$200
Vizzini Family
30 months ago
TF
$100
The Mastrangelo Family
30 months ago (Offline Donation)
GP
$100
Gene Palecco
30 months ago (Offline Donation)
$5,000
Anonymous
30 months ago
JS
$10
Jared Scheer
30 months ago
JC
$100
Jim Ciriello
30 months ago

I learned of your story through a mutual friend. Your courage is inspiring.

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BS
$50
Betty Stringas
30 months ago (Offline Donation)
WS
$620
Wednesday Night Rockets Skate
31 months ago

Chad, we're definately thinking of you as always and hope to get you back out there with us ASAP. Keep fighting on. Also, we could use another beer guy, so get better now and come back!!! All the best from the Wednesday night boys

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KT
$100
Keith Trantolo
31 months ago

You have the strength and courage to persevere

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Georgia Papathanasios Siemion
31 months ago

I welcome the day that this is all over and Chad is well and home again. All prayers, thoughts and wishes are always with him through myself, my family and all of my friends. May God bless him and keep him well to return home healthy and ever better.

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