Karen's California Clinical Trial

In the spring of 2014 I was diagnosed with Stage 3B lung cancer even though I have never smoked in my life. Chemotherapy and radiation have helped shrink the cancer, but it gradually began to grow again. 

Now I have the chance to be in a medical study at the University of California, Irvine that exactly pinpoints my type of cancer (Ros1 mutation). 

We are excited, but it means I have to fly to California and stay there for four weeks in the beginning, then return every month for two years.  Yikes!  Since we've been battling cancer for three years already, resources are getting thin.

But friends all over the world have said they want to help, so we hope this page makes it easy.   

We are overwhelmed by the love, prayers and encouragement we have received.  

Thank you!

Karen, Rod, Kasia, and Brody

I've been blogging about this journey from the beginning if you'd like to know more.

Donations

 See top
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 21 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $120 
    • 29 mos
  • Barbara Frandsen 
    • $50 
    • 30 mos
  • Shawna Oertley  
    • $50 
    • 34 mos
  • Amy Fox-Bastuga 
    • $300 
    • 36 mos
See all

Organizer

Karen Seaman Karmenzind 
Organizer
Aurora, IL
  • #1 fundraising platform

    More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more