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Eddie Tucker's Rally Against Cancer

$3,025 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 25 people in 24 months
Created July 18, 2017


Thank you for visiting this page to support a great friend to many: "Fast" Eddie Tucker.  We are reaching out to all of Eddie's friends and family to offer financial support to him to get him through this difficult time.   Eddie has been working at his new job at Saltgrass Steakhouse in Branson for two months.  He was admitted to Mercy Hospital on July 9th, and it was discovered that he had a GI Stromal tumor in his stomach.  He had surgery on July 14th, and he is still in the hospital.  Once he is discharged, it will be 4-6 weeks before he can return to work.  Saltgrass has granted him an unpaid leave of absence, and he will have his job waiting for him. Yeah! That was wonderful news. However, he is going to be responsible for 100% of his medical insurance for himself and his son, Eddie.  That will be about $1500 a month.  He also has to meet his deductibles, co-pays, and pay all his other living expenses. He was without a job for a couple of months before he started at Saltgrass. Anything that you can give will be greatly appreciated. Eddie has always been generous to his friends and family.  It is not easy for him to ask for help, but sometimes we all need a "hand up".  Thank you in advance for donating.
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Eddie just spent the last 3 days at Tulsa Cancer Center. He had lots of tests and meetings with physicians and other medical personnel. He was finally released today around 3pm. Not the best place to celebrate your birthday. They performed a biopsy on a polyp in his stomach and an endoscopy of his esophagus. He has to return to Tulsa on August 27-28 for follow-up blood work and to learn the results of his tests. He has been prescribed several medications: chemo, anti-nausea, and other costly medications. Anyone who has ever been treated with chemo drugs, or knows anyone who has been treated, will understand how expensive they can be even with medical insurance. Eddie is still not working so I am reaching out to all his friends and family to make donations to this account. Even if you can only give $20, it will help Eddie. He would do the same for you. Eddie thanks you in advance for your generosity.
"REMEMBER WHEN YOU LEAVE THIS EARTH, YOU CAN TAKE WITH YOU NOTHING THAT YOU HAVE RECEIVED - ONLY WHAT YOU HAVE GIVEN".
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Eddie will be going to Tulsa Cancer Treatment Center this next Wednesday for more tests and to meet with an oncologist. He will get the results from the tests on Friday, and I will share with everyone then. Meanwhile, we need more donations for travel expenses, living expenses, medical bills, etc. Thank you to those of you have donated already. Please like and share this post again. Next Friday is Eddie's birthday and I am sure he would be glad to receive $$$$. Thanks again.
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Eddie had his follow up appointment today with his surgeon. He had 28 staples removed. I hope the picture I posted shows them all. He is scheduled to go to Tulsa Cancer Treatment Center in 2 weeks. He will have PET scan to see if there is any other cancer, and he will meet with an oncologist. He has to wait for 2 weeks for the scan so that his incision can heal. He is being referred to Tulsa because this is a rare type of cancer, and the Mercy oncologists in Springfield don't have any experience with this cancer and the treatment. We need more donations to support Eddie through this next phase of treatment. Please give anything that you can and share this update with your friends on Facebook. This is something that could happen to any one of us, and I am sure you would want support from your friends. Thank you in advance for your donations and prayers.
Ouch!!!! 28 Staples
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Great news!! Eddie was discharged this afternoon and is now at his home in Springfield. He has good caregivers for this weekend, daughter Kelsey, who is in nursing school, and his son Eddie. Thanks for all your support and prayers. He continues to need your support as he starts his next level of treatment. For those of you who don't know, I am Eddie's Aunt-in-law. I live in the Dallas area. All of the money donated is going directly into his banking account. Thanks again from Eddie.
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Raised by 25 people in 24 months
Created July 18, 2017
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