Cancer Took Half of My Tongue

$14,977 of $50k goal

Raised by 79 people in 40 months
Robert B. Haase  OLYMPIA, WA
I would much rather give and bless others, but I have been encouraged to set this site up for friends who have expressed an interest in helping me financially during my cancer treatment.

(Follow my story at http://notwhatyouhadplanned.blogspot.com )

On Monday, September 30, 2013, I had to have nearly 1/2 of my tongue (the left side) and half of the lymph nodes in my neck removed. This was an aggressive surgery, my 12th. Sadly They didn't get it all and even more had to be removed on October 3rd, followed by a partial tongue reconstruction from my forearm and thigh tissue along with veins and arteries.

After three recent surgeries and 11-nights in Virginia Mason Hospital, 7-weeks of radiation and chemotherapy will follow. A "PEG" feeding tube was inserted into my abdomen as radiation makes it difficult to impossible to eat or drink during later treatment. Speech therapy will follow, helping me to learn to speak again so that I can eventually return to my work.

This ordeal is affecting me financially and this site is being setup to allow my friends to donate financially, as they feel they are able.

Thank you in advance for your support and please keep me and my family in your prayers.
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Update 4
Posted by Robert B. Haase
37 months ago
My family decided to not exchange Christmas presents this year so that they could give towards my medical and miscellaneous expenses. I am so very blessed by them!
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Update 3
Posted by Robert B. Haase
38 months ago
Over 20% towards my goal. Thank you, everyone, for helping me!
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Update 2
Posted by Robert B. Haase
39 months ago
Thank you to all who have been able to help me in this journey financially. Every bit helps. Thank you for blessing me!
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Update 1
Posted by Robert B. Haase
39 months ago
Thank you so much to those who've helped me financially! The bills for my surgeries started coming in and its been a blessing to have some funds to make payments! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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Chris Hoffman-Fagundes
40 months ago

Prayers are continuing to heavens ears Robert..He will provide far greater then we would even imagine :) I pray strength over you and will share this...you are well Loved...and that speaks louder then any voice or tongue every could! Blessings Under His Wings..

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$14,977 of $50k goal

Raised by 79 people in 40 months
Created September 25, 2013
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$77
Walt and Shannon
33 months ago

We love you

$100
Anonymous
34 months ago
$155
Anonymous
35 months ago
$50
Anonymous
36 months ago
MG
$50
Matt Grant
36 months ago
AC
$20
Angela Courter
36 months ago
$100
Anonymous
36 months ago
DH
$50
dan hamann
36 months ago

Love ya Bob. I am believing in a full recovery. Looking forward to hanging out after this is over. Kelli and I believe in you!!

$250
Anonymous
36 months ago
VD
$25
Vicki DeBoer
36 months ago

Prayers being sent, as well.

Chris Hoffman-Fagundes
40 months ago

Prayers are continuing to heavens ears Robert..He will provide far greater then we would even imagine :) I pray strength over you and will share this...you are well Loved...and that speaks louder then any voice or tongue every could! Blessings Under His Wings..

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