Hello, my name is James Frazier,
I am raising money to defeat my cancer with a procedure called Peptide Receptor Radiotherapy (PRRT). This life saving procedure is the ONLY OPTION left that can save my life. Currently, this treatment is only offered through trials in Europe and a possibility of a trial starting in Iowa. Of course, this treatment comes with a hefty price and I am already financially drained and very tired from this very long and very challenging fight for my life. With the help of loving and caring peoples donations, this battle can be won!
Shortly before my 26th birthday, I was diagnosed with a very rare type of cancer called Neuroendocrine Carcinoid Tumors, which usually attack the digestive system. In my case, the tumors have formed in my liver, kidneys and in almost every bone between my knees and my elbows, with the largest grouping of these growths being in my liver and on my mid and lower spine. The bone growths are the most painful. There are only a handfull of these cases documented. There is no cure for this type of cancer however, it can be controlled and reduced to increase my life expectancy and quality of life. For the past year and 10 months I have been getting monthly infusions and injections which have in a few tumors caused shrinkage which was roughly a 30% chance, and with the hundreds of other tumors they have been basically frozen in time without signs of growth, until recently. Four months ago I recieved my checkup scan which showed minor growth in a small amount of the tumors. On 02/27/15 my scan showed even more growth of the same tumors showing that the treatments I have been recieving are no longer working. These treatments on average work for about a year to a year and a half, in my case, I was blessed enough that the medicine was able to keep my cancer under control for almost 2 years. Peptide Receptor Radiotherapy, according to my oncologist, will significantly reduce the size of all of the tumors in my entire body without damaging healthy tissues. This works by radiating a protein which the cancer uses to grow. So as the tumors pull the protein into them the radiation then damages the tumors directly without hurting anything else.
I was hoping to be able to get this treatment at a trial in Texas, but that trial closed. So, I'm trying desperately to get into the first available trial, which means I NEED money. A lot of money. Insurance doesn't cover trials or treatments in Europe. The treatment protocol cost approximately $10,000 USD, plus airfare, etc. My first choice would be to participate in the Iowa trial, but that doesn't have a start date........but, MY end date keeps getting closer.
Time is running out and I need everyone's help in order to survive. If you have already donated, THANK YOU! If you have not.....PLEASE donate. ALL donations go directly towards my treatment and care.
A huge thank you to Bubba The Love Sponge and his whole team for the help and support on getting the word out. We all very much appreciate them taking time to help share my campaign. http://www.btls.com/news/central-fla-man-battles-rare-form-of-cancer.html
A few people have expressed the desire to mail a donation check to avoid using their credit or debit info over this website. My physical address is
1265 West Donegan ave. apt H Kissimmee, FL 34741
Please make donation checks payable to James W. Frazier
Thanks again for all the love and support in this very difficult time.
- Anne schooks
- Patty Kunitzky
- Ana buck