Michael is 45 years old and was born with Spina Bifida which left him paralyzed from the waist down. He has been fighting a bone infection Osteomyelitis for 8 years. He has had 5 surgeries on his right leg and part of his femor removed. He has been basically bed ridden except to go to wound care. On May 10th I will never be able to forget because it's my birthday they told us my brother has cancer in his pelvic region. There was not a hospital around here that could do the surgery he requires. So we were told about MD Anderson in Houston Texas and that's. where we went. He has 5 surgeons because this is a very extensive surgery. They will be removing part of his right leg and pelvic area. His kidneys and colon must be rerouted. There are several organs involved. My mother has been with him since day one and I will be flying out Sunday to stay for a few weeks. These trips are astronomical. Having to pay travel expenses, a room, food, washing our laundry this all adds up very fast. Michael is a wonderful man who never complains or feels sorry for himself but we will not leave him alone 800 miles from home to go through this. Anything you can give would be very much appreciated.