Arty Kojoyian Battles Brain Cancer

$16,459 of $15k goal

Raised by 124 people in 27 days
Janice Rizzo Regan
on behalf of Nancy Houda
 HERNDON, VA
Arty Kojoyian is my friend and neighbor.  Arty is known for his kindness and wit. He is always there to help a friend or stranger. He loves his children and Nancy. He's the happiest when at the beach surf fishing or beach combing. 

 Arty needs our help. Three weeks ago he went to the doctor because he was weak and had a tremor and was immediately admitted to CCU (Critical Care Unit) at our local hospital. After a battery of tests (MRI, CAT scan, Spinal Tap and finally a five hour biopsy) the diagnosis was confirmed as Primary CNS Brain Lymphoma.

Meaning, he has a brain tumor. It is in the middle of his brain and it is inoperable. 
 
The treatment will be intense chemo which will require him to stay in the hospital for up to five days for each of seven treatments with a break in between. He will also undergo a bone marrow transplant. 

 While the outlook is optimistic with this aggressive treatment, Arty will not be able to work while he is undergoing the therapy regimen and will face insurmountable medical bills which will be difficult to pay.

 Many people have asked “What can I do to help?” A donation to help offset some of his fast rising medical bills would be greatly appreciated.  

 Please help Arty to beat his cancer. 
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Update 4
Posted by Nancy Houda
4 days ago
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Arty has finished his first round of chemo! He did very well and we are already seeing small changes for the better. Thank you all for everything you have done for us.
Nancy
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Update 3
Posted by Nancy Houda
11 days ago
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Hi Everyone,
I just wanted to give you an short update on Arty. He is home from the hospital and has two days off from chemo. He starts up again on Monday..
Nancy
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Update 2
Posted by Nancy Houda
16 days ago
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Hi Everyone,
I just wanted to give you an update on Arty. He will be entering the hospital this afternoon to start the chemo protocol. This will be the first. He will remain in the hospital until later this week.
Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.
Nancy
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Update 1
Posted by Janice Regan
25 days ago
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Thanks to you all for your generosity. In a little over 24 hours we have raised almost $10K for Art!
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Kelly Craun-Carey
9 days ago

Hope you both are hanging in there, thoughts are with you!

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$16,459 of $15k goal

Raised by 124 people in 27 days
Created March 30, 2017
Janice Rizzo Regan  
on behalf of Nancy Houda
$100
Forough Parvizian-yazdani
1 day ago

Wishes for a speedy recovery!

JL
$100
Jim Landay
7 days ago
SK
$100
Steve Kosowsky
7 days ago

Would have given earlier, but some of us Neanderthals are not yet on Facebook. A quarterback never forgets his center. Hang tough Arty.

DJ
$100
Doug Jackson
7 days ago

Hang in there Arty, it's just like "working the boards!" I have a lot of positive thoughts for you, and be strong.

LF
$50
Larry Feldman
8 days ago
DA
$100
David Abromson
8 days ago

Arty, Keep up the fight old friend, Love Nikki, Kristin, Linda and David Abromson

SK
$100
Smitty Kirsten
9 days ago

You're gonna beat this, Arty!

$100
Anonymous
9 days ago
MH
$50
Mark Hernandez
9 days ago
CN
$50
Cindy Nicodemus
9 days ago
Kelly Craun-Carey
9 days ago

Hope you both are hanging in there, thoughts are with you!

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