Fighting Testicular Cancer
On November 17, 2015, Anthony and his family received the news that no one wants to hear about their loved ones, "He has cancer."
Anthony was diagnosed with two types of cancer, Non-Seminoma and Embryonal Carcinomas . This is an aggressive germ cell tumor. The peak incidence occurs in persons of about age 30 years.
On November 28, 2015, Anthony had surgery, and on December 28, 2015, he began his 6 weeks of chemotherapy treatment. He goes to chemo 5 days a week, for 6 hours a day for each cycle. Anthony is being treated with VIP: VP-16 (etoposide) or vinblastine plus ifosfamide and cisplatin. This is one of the strongest chemotherapy plans a patient can get. It's given through IV.
As you can imagine, Anthony's family is completely devastated. Natalie, Anthony's wife, is by his side day in and day out when she is not at work and supporting their 8 year old daughter Lauren. Family is the most important thing to them.
I am organizing this fundraiser to help Anthony and Natalie focus on what really matters during these tough times. The financial strain on this family became apparent last week when Anthony received news that he will not be receiving his disability as he had hoped. Anthony will not be able to work while receiving chemotherapy due to his immune system being completely wiped out. Though they receive help from their families, it is not enough. The Curiel's ability to pay for living expenses and related costs will be severely impacted due to Natalie being the only source of income right now. My goal is to help relieve the financial burden and make it possible for them to focus on what matter's during this difficult time.
I am asking you for your love, support, and prayers for the Curiel family along with any financial donation that you are capable of offering.
God bless you all!
Since Anthony's diagnoses, life has been extremely hard, not only emotionally, but finacially. Your contributions will make a big differnce and we are eternally greatful.
Anthony has been feeling better day by day. He currently is getting blood drawn weekly to check his white blood cells.
He recently gained his energy and feels more like himself.
He will be screened in a few months to see if the cancer is completely gone.
We are hopeful for a complete recovery.