Domingo's fight against cancer

My brother Domingo (Mingo) is 24 yrs old; he is very outgoing, happy and makes everyone around him laugh with his jokes. Since last year he has been complaining of chest pain, we thought it was just a muscle pain. In March a tumor measuring 14 cm was found next to his heart. Unfortunately in June we received the news that his tumor is malignant. After a long wait he is finally receiving treatment at UCSF hospital in San Francisco, CA. Every 3 weeks he is receiving chemotherapy and stays hospitalized for a week. His cancer is very rare and the doctors are not sure what his diagnosis is, they think that is a type of sarcoma but it doesn't have the typical characteristics of it. Mingo is going to need surgery eventually and it is very risky because the tumor is compressing the superior vena cava (one of the main blood vessels of the heart). After surgery he is going to need 6 to 8 more chemo sessions. My brother has a long battle to go against cancer but we are positive that he is going to win. We are asking for your prayers and support during this difficult time for all of us and please if you and your family are healthy be thankful and enjoy every minute with your loved ones because life can change any time. Thank you very much GOD bless you!!!
Mi hermano Domingo (Mingo) tiene 24 años de edad, él es muy extrovertido, felíz y hace reír con sus bromas a los que están a su alrededor. Desde el año pasado tenía dolores de pecho, nosotros pensamos que solo era un dolor muscular. En Marzo le encontraron un tumor de 14 cm al lado del corazón. Desafortunadamente en Junio recibimos las noticias que su tumor es maligno. Después de una larga espera finalmente está recibiendo tratamiento en el hospital UCSF en San Francisco, CA. Cada 3 semanas está recibiendo quimioterapia y se queda hospitalizado por una semana. Su cáncer es muy raro y los doctores no están seguros que tipo de cáncer es, ellos piensan que es un tipo de sarcoma pero no tiene las características típicas de este. Mingo va a necesitar cirugía para remover el tumor y es muy complicada ya que está comprimiendo la vena cava superior (uno de los vasos sanguíneos principales del corazón). Después de la cirugía va a necesitar de 6 a 8 tratamientos más de quimioterapia. Mi hermano tiene una larga batalla contra el cáncer pero estamos positivos que él va a ganar. Estamos pidiendo por sus oraciones y ayuda en estos tiempos difíciles para todos nosotros, y por favor si tú y tu familia están sanos se agradecido y disfruta cada minuto con tus seres queridos porque la vida puede cambiar en cualquier momento. Muchísimas gracias y que DIOS los bendiga!!!

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Organizer and beneficiary

Prisma Rodriguez 
Organizer
Turlock, CA
Domingo Rodriguez 
Beneficiary
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