Aaron's Fight With Testicular Cancer

My name is Sirena Ramirez my fiancé Aaron Mendez is 28 years old. Last year on January 12, 2018 he was diagnosed with testicular cancer. January 18th, 2018 he went though his first surgery to remove a malignant mass. Unfortunately his "outpatient surgery" didn't go as expected. That same night I had to call an ambulance so he could go back to the hospital due to a blood clot causing massive swelling and excruciating pain. From there we spent the next 3 days in the hospital and he had a drain tube hanging out of the incision from the first surgery to drain the excess blood. Once out of the hospital Aaron went through 3 month chemo in hope of being cured. Initially we were told that it was highly curable and nothing to be overly concerned with, here we are January of 2019 and the battle continues. He's had 2 surgeries, one for the initial removal of the mass and also another to remove cancerous nodules that spread to his right lung. Now he is getting ready to go through his second round of chemotherapy at the end of the month. The timing with all this could not have been worse for us, he's just transferred plants for work and although has great health insurance, he does not yet get paid medical leave. This next round of chemotherapy is 10x the last round he got and is supposed to be a cure, and involves a stem cell transplant. Unfortunately it requires him to be hospitalized for 2 months in Indianapolis. For 2 months we won't be receiving any income while he's hospitalized and between the surgeries and follow up doctors appointments our savings have about been exhausted. Any help would be greatly appreciated, hopefully this treatment will be the end of this nightmare. Thank you in advance everyone. Even if you cannot help financially, we would greatly appreciate it being shared with family and friends.

Donations

  • Adam Wallace 
    • $100 
    • 3 mos
  • Donna Breault 
    • $50 
    • 16 mos
  • Melissa Klee 
    • $25 
    • 16 mos
  • Karin Kemp 
    • $100 
    • 16 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 16 mos
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Fundraising team: #AaronStrong (2)

Sirena Ramirez 
Organizer
Raised $1,745 from 23 donations
Merrillville, IN
Aaron Mendez 
Team member
Raised $1,135 from 19 donations
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