This charished mans name is Steven Wagner and he is 60 years old. Last June (2017) he was diagnosed with Stage 4 Salivary Duct Carcinoma (Adenocarcinoma) of the Parotid Gland, Left Side. He had surgery last August (2017) in which they removed the tumor, parotid gland, submandibular gland, 30+ lymph nodes and the left neck muscle. He had to do 30 rounds of radiation and completed radiation treatment on Dec 14, 2017. Towards the end of January 2018 he was complaining of pain is his left rib. He had an x-ray done which had shown a significant amount of damage to his thoracic spine due to cancer. He had a Pet Scan done, showing that his T7 has a compressed fracture due to the cancer, causing him to be in extreme pain at all times.
We asked his Doctor how long he would have to live if he DID NOTHING/NO TREATMENTS, and his Doctors response was about 6 months. With NO TREATMENTS he would have roughly until September of (2018). His Doctor is recommending radiation and chemotherapy.
My father is fine doing the radiation as all of his Doctors (alternative and medical) have recommended him to do the radiation because it will help with the pain he is having in his back/ribs. They are hoping that the radiation will shrink if not deplete the tumors on his spine. He is not really for chemotherapy as you only have a 23% chance of living after that type of treatment. Most people’s immune systems break down making them weak and vulnerable to infection which is usually what causes them to pass away. So, he is hesitant on doing chemotherapy but we have an appoint with the chemotherapist next week to see exactly what treatment they are offering and how many sessions he will have to do and or if he can be put on trial medications that are being offered by Sloan Kettering in NY or MD Anderson in TX or even Mayo in MN.
My father has changed his entire lifestyle. As of last August (2017) he is eating healthier and trying through the pain, to be more active. He is once again changing his diet, in efforts to starve the cancer of the sugar it needs to perpetuate. consuming only proteins and vegetables, by juicing only carrots. My father is taking herbal products with his prescribed meds, these are helping to build his immune system and they are also filled with cancer-fighting ingredients such as ginger root, turmeric, etc. We have spoken with 2 different Alternative Treatment Facilities, Lios Mission out of St. Petersburg , FL and Lifeworks Wellness Center out of Clearwater , FL.
We were extremely impressed with Lifeworks Wellness Center, as they were able to break everything down for us in regards to what they can do to help my father beat cancer. We are extremely excited and hopeful about my father receiving treatment at this facility. He feels this Doctor can help him through alternative medicine, as GODS natural garden can cure anything!
My father is really wanting to do his treatment at Lifeworks Wellness Center, he feels it will benefit him more than chemotherapy.
Lifeworks Wellness Center is going to cost my father $40,000.00 . He will be there 5 days a week for 6-8 hours each day for 10 weeks.
We are reaching out to friends family and all who can help us. My father is a fighter and we are all rooting for him and doing our best to stay positive.
We could really use your help. If you could share this post and donate; even if its a penny, every cent counts and you are helping to save someone's life. Our father is a great person, who has helped many people. Even still, under his circumstances, he continues to give from the heart.
My father likes to goof around and have fun, and living life to the fullest. He is a big kid at heart. He has 5 children and 6 grandchildren, ranging from age 1 - 10 with 2 more grandchildren on the way, whom he would really love to be able to meet. Please help us to prolong his life, in helping to coming up with the funds necessary to get him into Lifeworks Wellness Center, giving us a couple more years or even another decade with our father.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and thank you all in advance for all your donations, it truly means a lot to us, especially our father. We will also keep everyone up to date on his situation and how his treatment is going, once we get the funds necessary to get him into the treatment facility.
We do not have much time, we need to come up with the funds quickly and start treatment immediately, as his life is on the line.
I believe in the POWER of love and compassion, and I KNOW that we are to reach our goal, for it is said that with a mustard seed of faith, we can move mountains. Let us come together and help Steven move his mountains.
Thank you God for blessing this post!!
And our thanks to you, for all your support, prayers, and donations.
- Joseph Peters
- Dawn Scannell
- Patricia DiDonno
Organizer and beneficiary
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