Axel Zohmann's fights Leukemia

$85,520 of $95k goal

Raised by 639 people in 2 months
K Trevor Thompson
on behalf of Alexander Zohmann
 AUSTIN, TX
We know life is never fair, but please take a moment to spare a thought and donation for our friend and colleague, Axel Zohmann. 

At just 48 years old, Axel has an aggressive form of Leukemia that requires immediate further action, guaranteed to test the limits of the family and finances to the maximum. 

Over the years, Axel has made a huge impact on many of us. He and Yoko were a world champion skydiving team where he was always there with a helping hand, coaching, and advice.

 He has a long history in the Indoor skydiving world where he has made an impact at tunnels at Eloy, Airkix in the U.K. and iFLY as Regional Manager looking after a number of tunnels. He’s hired, influenced and changed the lives of countless iFLY team members. He just recently left Indoor Skydiving to set up his own business to assist his father. 

Only a few weeks after starting his new career, he was diagnosed with Leukemia. Owing to the treatment and the required location of it, there is huge strain on the family and finance.  As a friend and colleague over the years, you will know that Axel was always there to help- now it’s our turn. 

With Axel's massive positive attitude and Yoko's amazing organizational skills, we know that the family will get through this. And let's not forget the role of their two children who are now well educated in this disease and in a good place to support their dad whilst continuing school. 

Details of the diagnosis and treatment are below, please do read on but we ask you to dig deep for Axel just as he has done for others. 

Axel got diagnosed with an aggressive version of Leukemia (AML M7, acute type, with a chromosome translocation) mid-November last year. 

During a business trip early November, he suddenly had an infected root canal, sore gums and felt very fatigued. When returning home, he had a root canal surgery followed by a gingivitis treatment. After feeling some chest pain a few days later, he then got diagnosed with pneumonia at the ER where they also did a blood test. When the blood test came back, doctors couldn't believe the result and immediately repeated the test. The white blood cell count was over 300, normally it should be between 5-8.  

He was immediately admitted to the hospitals oncology department and started chemo therapy the next day. After a one month stay, he was able to be released with occasional chemo treatments-the next one starting February 13th.  

Because his type of Leukemia is considered high risk, he will need a stem cell transplant this March to increase the chances of a full recovery. This process will take until June to be completed.

He hasn't been able to start his business as planned, so not having income since last summer has been financially challenging. On top of household expenses, mortgage, insurance, out of network charges and child-care, there are much more expenses for treatments that are not covered by the insurance. The transplant has to be done in San Antonio for one month and after that doctors require to stay close to the hospital for 2-3 months in case of complications through infections. This means more expenses since Axel needs to rent an apartment close by. 

To keep the cancer in remission long term, as his type of Leukemia is considered high risk for relapse unless treated very well, Axel has also been doing natural alternative/supplemental treatments to boost his immune system (which have been very successful for others with a similar condition) and to build up strength for the upcoming chemo's and the harsh transplant process. 

The transplant procedure will start very soon in March. We are currently working very seriously to make his treatment successful and make a FULL RECOVERY by fall in 2017. 

We truly appreciate your support! Thank you very much!
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Update 10
Posted by K Trevor Thompson
19 days ago
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Update from Axel:
Hello friends and family, time for another update :-)
I am still in remission and cleaning up my blood anomalies through complementary/natural treatments. Even though I'm not working, I'm very active creating physical and physiological changes to come out of this stronger than before. It feels great to take charge and work on a "new me" where a relapse won't happen. I will be on this treatment that I have chosen for quite a while. Some elements of it indefinitely but I have only chosen therapies that are healthy for the body and without any chemicals or side-effects. Again, if you like details on my treatment plan, send me a message. There might be someone you know that could benefit from the endless research Yoko and I have done. BTW, have I told you that Yoko is the MVP in this? She is incredible!

I can’t tell you guys enough how grateful I am for everybody's support and kind wishes. It surely makes this a lot easier! You all are rockstars, thank you for your love and support!

Much Love, Axel
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Update 9
Posted by K Trevor Thompson
1 month ago
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Update from Axel:
Hello friends and family!

It’s been a while since my last update since I wanted to see how I respond to my latest treatments first and I had to make some big decisions. I have been responding to integrated medical treatments really well, to the extent that I postponed the transplant for now.

The transplant is a big procedure with possible side effects, lots of medication and chemo’s needed. Before this illness, I only took medicine when I absolutely needed it, so it felt naturally to follow this same thought with Leukemia. Yoko and I have done a ton of research, have traveled to see experts in this field and it seems logical at this point to continue the treatment with solely integrated medicine. There are many different treatments I am currently doing and most of them are expensive without insurance cover so I can’t thank all of you enough for lifting the financial pressure. Thank you! If you would like more detail on the therapies, send me an email to axelzohmann@me.com. It is also good to know that it was easy to find a donor for me. I guess it pays off to be an ordinary guy ;) So in case I need to go back to the “conventional medical route”, that will always be there for me.

Once again sorry for not thanking all of you personally at the moment since I am dedicating a lot of time to getting healthy. I know you all understand. I am looking forward to giving you more positive updates soon and share some awesome time with all of you again.

Much love. Axel
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Update 8
Posted by K Trevor Thompson
2 months ago
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Check out this video update. Thanks so much to all who have given let's join axel in his fight for his beautiful family
We pasted $100K thanks so much!!!
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Update 7
Posted by K Trevor Thompson
2 months ago
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So excited that in just over 6 days we have raised over $75K, only $20K to hit our goal, please share our campaign lets get Axel the funds he needs.

Thanks so much for your support for Axel! Trevor
Getting so close to goal
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Christiane Dienger
19 days ago

Sending you mucho positive engergy. ♥

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Gill Rayner
1 month ago

It's wonderful to realise that you have touched so many people by being you and fantastic that so many people can be generous. It gives hope in humanity. Get well Axel and continue to shine in the world and give love you your family.

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Sheleigh Amanda Harding
1 month ago

So glad to get this update! We are all rooting for you/praying for you.

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Stacy Weaver
1 month ago

Sending you health and love! Keep going strong Axel on your road to recovery!!! ❤

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Mike Hurrell
2 months ago

I do have a very serious question for you Axel... how did ya'll get your baby to hold her breath like that underwater?

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David Mahoney
2 months ago

My prayers are with you and Yolo! Kick it's assume Axel!!!!!

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John Olson
2 months ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with You and Yoko.

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$85,520 of $95k goal

Raised by 639 people in 2 months
Created February 11, 2017
K Trevor Thompson  
on behalf of Alexander Zohmann
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$50
Georg Rauh
8 days ago
$200
Anonymous
11 days ago
$50
Anonymous
23 days ago
$20
David MacKenzie
25 days ago

Praying for you!

AT
$135
Ayane Tsutsui
26 days ago
ER
$100
Ericka Rountree
1 month ago

Axel, I'm so sorry to hear you are sick. Heal well my friend. Thanks for always being so kind and supportive You Rock!!

$100
Anonymous
1 month ago
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$100
David Fuller
1 month ago
RM
$120
Roberta Mancino
1 month ago
KF
$100
Kumi Fujimoto
1 month ago
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for my sister Yoko & her husband.

Christiane Dienger
19 days ago

Sending you mucho positive engergy. ♥

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Gill Rayner
1 month ago

It's wonderful to realise that you have touched so many people by being you and fantastic that so many people can be generous. It gives hope in humanity. Get well Axel and continue to shine in the world and give love you your family.

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Sheleigh Amanda Harding
1 month ago

So glad to get this update! We are all rooting for you/praying for you.

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Stacy Weaver
1 month ago

Sending you health and love! Keep going strong Axel on your road to recovery!!! ❤

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Mike Hurrell
2 months ago

I do have a very serious question for you Axel... how did ya'll get your baby to hold her breath like that underwater?

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David Mahoney
2 months ago

My prayers are with you and Yolo! Kick it's assume Axel!!!!!

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John Olson
2 months ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with You and Yoko.

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