My name is Aaron Demuth, 29 year old husband, father of a 2 year old son, friend and a lifelong resident of Vacaville. I attended Vacaville High School graduating in 2003 along with my wife Lindsey (Crabtree) Demuth. I currently work in sales for a natural foods company. I have recently been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. I have stage four metastatic neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer.
Neuroendocrine cancer is an uncommon cancer with approximately 1,000 new cases per year and account for only 3% of pancreatic cancers. What is even more rare, is a person in my excellent health and young age battling this. Unfortunately, the stage of pancreatic cancer I have been faced with is so advanced that my best option is chemotherapy.
Despite years of research for metastatic pancreatic cancer there is no cure. Nonetheless, many patients have had dramatic and durable benefits from chemotherapy. It is going to take a fight to help me and a fight I am ready for. It is going to take some serious help from not only my immediate support team but also anyone willing to help me beat the odds.
At this moment Stanford has suggested a course of treatment including chemotherapy, possible surgery after my treatments and clinical trials, when available, for my particular rare form of cancer. In addition, we are working with Davis Fertility Clinic, to ensure that after chemotherapy my wife and I will be able to complete our family with a second child.
Being a Kaiser patient most of these treatments are not covered under the benefits we currently hold. I am looking for any support that can be offered. Any dollar amount is appreciated. No amount too small and any help will go a long way in aiding my family through this life altering event.
Thank you for your time and continued love and support,