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Adam Martini's Medical Expenses

$2,213 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 31 people in 14 months
Created June 11, 2018
My brother, Adam Martini, has lived his entire life with Neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder, which causes tumors to form throughout his body. In his 20's, Adam had to undergo surgeries on his neck and spine, to remove several benign tumors. In 2017, a malignant tumor was discovered. Adam has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of Sarcoma. He has already had one surgery, removing tumors from his legs, and having skin graphs created to cover affected areas. Next week, he will have his lymph nodes removed, as a measure to remove more cancerous tissue from his body.  Future treatment has not been determined, and he may need to join experimental studies to extend his life expectancy.  He needs our help to cover some of the expenses that he will incur by treating his illness. He is unable to work, and can also use some extra money to cover daily expenses.

Adam is a dedicated father to three young, school age children, Seraphina, Olivia, and Elliot, and step-father to older daughter, Lily.  Adam has been a school teacher in both the US and Canada for many years. When he lived in New York, he taught underprivileged children in the Rockaways, volunteering to coach basketball, and being immersed in high school athletics throughout NYC. As a journalist, he has covered just about every sport imaginable, at every level. 

I grew up with Adam in a one bedroom apartment in Queens. He is 12 years my senior, and was there for all my firsts. He took me to my first concert, my first sporting event, he put me on the air when he was a host on college radio, he shaped what sport teams I like, what bands I listen to, even to this day. 

Adam is a humble man, and it has taken him some time to even agree to let me post this campaign. My nieces and nephew need their dad around as long as possible. 

I hope you will consider contributing and sharing with others. 

-Ben Agata
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It has been a while since the last update. I just got back from spending the weekend in Winnipeg with the Martini clan. I was so pleased to sit down with my brother and have a good talk. He expressed his gratitude for all of those who have donated and shared this campaigned. It was good to see him on his feet, and recovering from his most recent surgery. I had an absolute blast with my nieces and nephew, playing with them, spoiling them with presents, and getting to know them.

The best news of all is that Adam's pathology report came back today, and it is all good news. It has been a long road, and there is still a lot left to overcome, so he can use all the good news he can.

I have received some messages about donations. I believe the campaign will be able to accept further donations now, after clearing up some administrative issues.
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Adam's surgery went as well as expected. He came out of surgery late last night, I will update as more information becomes available.
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I want to thank everyone for your donations and sharing of the campaign. I want to particularly thank some of Adam's friends longtime friends for going above and beyond. Adam has shared with me how humbled and appreciative he is of the donations. I have established withdrawals for the fund, all of the funds are going directly to Adam.

-Ben
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$2,213 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 31 people in 14 months
Created June 11, 2018
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