At 28, just one month after celebrating their first wedding anniversary and shortly after graduating from OU with his masters degree, Adam was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. In the fall of 2016, Adam had surgery to remove the cancerous tumor along with radiation and chemotherapy. We thought all had gone according to plan and Adam was on his way to remission.
The following March, it was discovered that the cancer had spread to the lymph nodes. Adam and his wife, Sarah, traveled to MD Anderson (MDA) in Houston, Texas for the latest treatments and chemotherapies available. Because his cancer lacked of required markers, the promising immunotherapy and gene therapies are not an option for Adam.
Additional chemo therapies aimed at stopping spread of the cancer failed and the cancer moved to the spine and his lungs. This past October, traditional chemotherapy was halted while we waited to see if he was eligible for a clinical trial at MDA that uses unique combinations of drugs to battle the cancer. The first week of January, Adam started the clinical trial. Days later, he contracted pneumonia. He won the battle with pneumonia but it left him needing oxygen part-time thus his local doctors recommended that he withdraw from the clinical trial.
Adam and Sarah are now engaged in alternative treatments (Ploy MVA and Vitamin C) with the hopes of slowing down the spread of the cancer and improving Adam’s day-to-day wellness.
However, the new medicines are not covered by insurance and are very expensive. The combination of therapies exceeds $6,500 a month
Many folks have asked how they can help. First and foremost, pray for Adam. We have a mighty God who can perform miracles. Second, if you feel so compelled, any donation to help offset the weekly costs of the current treatment would be greatly appreciated.
God Bless and we thank you for coming alongside Adam and Sarah.
- Katie Carnes
- MariaLuz Bahrami
- Katie Carnes
- David Crow
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