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HELP CONNOR COBLE'S FAMILY

$15,255 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 86 people in 10 months
Created March 26, 2018
Kelle Coble
on behalf of Connor Coble
UPDATE!!
On December 11th, Connor lost his battle with AML after nearly 10 months of fighting. 
His entire family is heartbroken.   To honor Connor his family is hosting a Celebration of Life Party on Saturday,  January 19th from 3pm to 11pm.
Please email or text for details if you would like to stop by.
Also, if you would still like to help with expenses, the family is accepting donations.  Donations will be used to help expenses with his Celebration as well as a summer fundraising ATV ride in Utah to honor Connor, his love of the outdoors, and his love of ATV'ing.



ORIGINAL POST
My son Connor
is a 22 year old caring and generous young man who loves his family, his country, fishing, outdoors and animals.   He works for Desert Lumber, USLBM in Las Vegas Nevada with his brother and Dad.  He has been learning the lumber business, working from the outside in.  Connor was just moving to a position inside of the office when the unthinkable happened.

He has always been a healthy, strong young man but on a Friday evening late February, he had a strange pain in his chest and discomfort breathing deeply.  The next day, after a visit to 2 Quick Care centers and 6 hours in a hospital emergency room, he was told he had 2 masses in his chest.  The masses were between his lungs, in front of his heart, behind his breast bone. 

Within the next two weeks, in March of 2018 Connor had seen an oncologist and found himself hospitalized for immediate surgery.  One of the masses was growing into his pericardium (the sack around his heart).  His surgeon removed it all, including part of the sack around his heart, and put in a patch.   Further testing from a Bone Marrow Biopsy showed Connor had Acute Myeloid Leukemia.  The 'Acute' in that name, means it grows and spreads very quickly.

The tumors in his chest had just been a symptom.  Only a few days out of the hospital from the open chest surgery and Connor was back in the hospital for a 30 day stay to start his first round of chemotherapy.... then a second... and then a third..... 

Three months later, after 80 days living in a hospital and after 4 rounds of chemotherapy, Connor has finally (and thankfully) achieved remission.  But this isn't the end of his battle, it's just the beginning.  A long road still lies ahead.  Connor has to have a Bone Marrow Transplant in order to have a chance at kicking this disease.  His brother Devin, who also works for Desert Lumber, is his 10/10 match, "as good as it gets" according to his doctor.

Now, the beginning of July, he begins a 100 day stay in California at City of Hope, 262 miles from home.   30 of those days will be in hospital but then we must stay close and will live near the hospital for 2 additional months.  I will stay with him but we will away from home for three long months with all the stress and expense that requires.  Additionally, because Devin is his donor, he has to come down for 10 days to prepare for the donation.  Connor is responsible for Devin's expenses as well.   Jim (Connor's dad) will be traveling from Las Vegas every weekend to Connor and I.  He will have to rent motel rooms every weekend in order to see Connor through this fight.

Connor's health insurance only covers a portion of his expenses associated with his stay in California and he has already had many expenses including insurance out-of-pocket expenses, copays, medicines and numerous trips to and from California that he has already had to make (gas, lodging, food).   

Any amount we can raise here will help Connor and our family with the growing financial drain of this battle.  

If you know Connor...If you're a friend or relative of our family... If you just want to help ......Please help support Connor by making a donation and then sharing it to other people who might be able to help.   

No donation is too small! Any amount helps Connor!   Every donation is appreciated more than you can imagine and goes directly to Connor to help him and his family through this horrible time.

Please share Connor's link on your social media pages. www.gofundme.com/connorscancerfight

Thank you for caring and being a part of Connor's Fight and showing your support!
#ConnorsFight
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Update 26
Posted by Kelle Coble
1 month ago
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Connor has lost his battle with the deadly AML enemy. He passed peacefully on 12-11-2018 finally at home, surrounded by his loving family. ❤
The family is still accepting and greatly appreciative of any donations to help with expenses in lieu of flowers.
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Update 25
Posted by Kelle Coble
4 months ago
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Today Connor is +65 days out from his stem cell transplant. We were hoping to be headed home soon but instead we received the news today that he once again has Leukemia cells in his blood. Connor started chemo treatments again today at City of Hope in Duarte California where we have been living since July 6th. This is a vicious disease. Our family has been hit hard by this struggle. Connor's dad lost his job the week of his transplant and only just recently went back to work. The expense of Connor and I living in California has been a real struggle for our family. Any donation is HUGELY appreciated by Connor and his entire family. Thank you for all your support and prayers.
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Update 24
Posted by Kelle Coble
4 months ago
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The Battle Continues....
Connor has had his Stem Cell Transplant but he has a very long road ahead. Still living away from home near the hospital in California. He has not worked since March of this year and is so appreciative of each and every donation made here. Taking it one day at a time, working to get better so he can move home. His weeks are filled with lab tests, doctors visits and right now several hours every day receiving infusions of fluids and medications. Eating and drinking continue to be a challenge, a side effect of everything he has been through.

Thank you for any support you can give Connor, whether it is a prayer, phone call, a card or letter or a donation of any amount, it is all appreciated so very much by Connor and his whole family who have been struggling for so many months through all this.

Connor's direct mailing address while in California is:
Connor Coble
City of Hope - Parson's Village #131
1500 East Duarte Rd
Duarte, CA 91010
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Update 23
Posted by Kelle Coble
5 months ago
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Connor still has a long road ahead but is beginning to recover from his stem cell transplant. His blood counts are beginning to improve and his doctor says there are markers in his blood that indicate his brother's stem cells are beginning to graft.
He hasn't eaten any food in 3 weeks and just today, finally, he walked outside his hospital room.

After being released from the hospital, which we hope will happen in the next 2 weeks sometime, Connor and I will still have at least 2 more months of living in California. The plan is for him to move into the 'Village' at the City of Hope and those rooms cost $65/day.

In the meantime, his dad lost his job unexpectedly, which has put even more financial strain on the family. Any amount donated will go directly to help Connor through this journey and is so sincerely appreciated. We can't thank enough those who have donated thus far. Your kindness is appreciated more than you can imagine.
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