Help Zeke Beat Cancer

On Wednesday July 18th- Dave and Sadie noticed blood in Zeke’s urine while hanging out at the cabin. After a long series of tests, numerous hospital visits, a trip to the cities, more tests, more hospitals, and a loooong hospital stay, it has been determined that Zeke has a cancerous tumor in his bladder (rhabdomyosarcoma). On July 28th, Zeke will start several weeks of chemo.

Chemo will be every week. Some visits will be a simple outpatient check at the clinic while other visits will require being admitted and staying a night or two. If all goes according to plan, the doctors expect to surgically remove the tumor around week 12, followed by more chemo. The total plan looks to be about 43 weeks of Chemo and possibly some radiation depending on if the tumor can be fully removed. Zeke's tumor is describe as "unfavorable" due to being able to "hide" in the body. A favorable tumor is a growth where it can be seen. His tumor is on the "smaller" side. Much more detail can be found on his caring bridge site:

Thank you all for your thoughts, prayers, love, and support during this difficult time. All donations go directly to the urbas family to help offset missed work and weekly chemo trips to the cities. Your support is greatly appreciated.
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    • $50 
    • 26 mos
  • Lynn and Donna Rogers 
    • $100 
    • 27 mos
  • Ernie, Allie, Hugo, Orto Horvat 
    • $50 
    • 28 mos
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    • $50 
    • 28 mos
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    • $100 
    • 28 mos
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Fundraising team: Fundraising team (3)

Jeremy Niskala 
Raised $1,150 from 8 donations
Ely, MN
David Urbas 
Anna Urbas 
Team member
Raised $6,645 from 76 donations
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