Arnoldo Jaquez's Battle with Cancer

My father was diagnosed with bile duct cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma) in October 2017. A very rare and aggressive type of cancer in the liver. At this point, chemotherapy, according to the doctors, is no longer an option. That means that alternative treatments are our only hope, which insurance does not cover any of it. We have found a hospital that provides alternative treatments (The Oasis of Hope hospital) which has reviewed my father's medical records and has accepted to treat my father and are hopeful that will have favorable results. To get him there we need to transport him to San Diego, and given his current state of health it wil either have to be an ambulatory flight or a charted flight as he cannot fly on a commercial plane, once he is strong enough. The Oasis of Hope hospital alone will cost over $30,000 for the first 20 day treatment, and an ambulatory flight will cost them $26,100, all of which they will have to pay out of their pocket.

Initially, I was hesitant on creating this Gofundme account when someone suggested it. However, given that my parents are two of the most selfless people that I have ever met in my life, that have helped countless numbers of people. Anywhere from helping families with funeral costs, to fundraising to donate ambulances to poor and impoverished communities, donating clothes to those less fortunate, to helping people obtain wheelchairs, to gathering walking sticks for people who are blind and cannot afford them, to organizing campaigns to donate computers to those living in poverty all the way to donating their time and money to donate scholarships to students aspiring to go to college who otherwise could not afford it; and for many more other selfless acts they have done out of the kindness of their heart, I thought it to be only fitting to create this fund to help two people who have helped so many others in their time of need.

Above all, I ask that you keep them in your prayers and pray for my father’s health and full recovery.

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  • Claudia & Manuel Aguilar - Jaquez
    • $100 
    • 6 yrs
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Daniel Jaquez
Buffalo Grove, IL

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