Kathe's fight against Pancreatic Cancer

Kathe Charouhas was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer in October 2013. 

   My name is Derek Charouhas. 6 months ago we got hit with the worst news a person could recieve. My mom was diagnosed with stage 4 Pancreatic cancer. As many people know, this is something that isn't just life changing for her but for our whole family.

   I am the youngest of three brothers. I am 22, currently a full time student and have a part time job. My girlfriend and I had a baby girl 3 months ago and are living with my parents to help out with their daily needs. Our daughter has become a saving grace during my moms battle and she is her first and only grandchild. Anthony, 24, is currently away in the Marine Corps stationed in San Diego, CA. Tyler, 30, who lives nearby, is a huge part of my moms support system. My mom and dad have been together for the last 39 years, and happily married for the last 29 years.  

  The reason I am seeking additional funds is because it is outragiously expensive for my parents. The cancer is taking a huge toll on their daily lives, and the lack of finances just adds to that. My mom has been out of work for a little over 6 months now and my dad, Norman, has been staying with her. Not only to keep her company but to help out with the things she is unable to do.

     On top of the Chemo, she has started another treatment which is even more expensive than chemo. Haelen is 50$ a bottle, and she is drinking the recommended one and a half bottles a day. Which amounts to 525$ a week, 2,325$ a month, and 27,375$ a year. This treatment kills stemcells, which Chemo does not, it will hopefully prolong her life tremendously. The total cost of her treatments averages out to about 40,000$ a year. 

    The money raised will go straight to her treatment. Our purpose for doing this is too ease their stress, financially and emotionally. We are truly grateful for any and all donations.
Thank you for your considerations and donations!

    SHHHH, its a secret! We will suprise Kathe once we have half of our goal! Please do your best to keep it a secret, but spread the word to everyone and anyone! 

God Bless,
         Derek J. Charouhas

The picture on our profile is of my mom and dad, the night she decided to shave her head!
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