As you can see from the MRI photo, his tumor is quite large and has been determined to be inoperable. I am collecting donations to ensure that he is able to make time here, memorable. Please read my Dad's story below...
In 1991 at the age of 33, my Dad woke up the morning of December 26th a widower with 3 young children ages 7,8,9. My mother, lost her short battle to Cervical Cancer that day.
Moving forward 20 years and for unfortunate reasons, my brother lost his children. My dad fought for sometime to obtain custody but was unfortunately denied guardianship. On October 18th, 2013 another nephew was born and my dad again fought for guardianship and WON! The courts granted him custody of my 2 day old nephew on Oct. 21, 2013. On October 23, 2013, my dad found himself in the hospital with an unbearable pain in his stomach.
Shortly after, we found out that my dad has Liver Cancer and on Oct. 31st had his first Chemo treatment. The treatment he is receiving is called Chemoimbolization, they are placing the Chemo into his Liver directly through his arterial vein. The tumor is too large (8-9cm) to be removed, doing so would damage his liver and he does not qualify for a transplant due to the size. They are unable to treat the entire tumor without risking damage to his liver function.
Since then, he has had an additional Chemoimbolization treatment. After review of his scans, the doctors confirmed that the portion of the tumor that has not been treated has grown to his gall bladder. They will not be able to remove his gall bladder without risking bleeding to the tumor. He will be going for a 3rd round of the Chemoimbolization and if the tumor is still showing signs of rapid growth after, he will begin a new form of Chemo.
As a little girl, I used to think my dad could fix anything. There was nothing he couldn't fix for me. Although I know I can't fix him, I want to make sure he feels fixed, even for one day.
Your donations will help to ensure he gets to cross at least 1 thing off of his bucket list.
Thank you for taking the time to read his story.
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