As many of you know, my brother, Alex Zywotchenko, was diagnosed with stage IIIB testicular cancer this past November, at the age of 39.
He underwent surgery in November and now faces four rounds of long, intensive and aggressive chemotherapy over the course of the next three months.
A process his family, (Marialisa his wife, and their two little boys, Joseph (age 8) and AJ (age 5)) is all too familiar with, as his wife is also a cancer survivor.
Though the road ahead is going to be very difficult and daunting, my brother is the strongest person I know in every sense of the word and I have no doubt that he will come out of this experience an even stronger person still.
But as it goes with strength, it does not come from a place of isolation. My brother is so grateful for all the love and support from his friends and family and it is definitely helping him to fight this fight.
So many of you have expressed a desire to help, to show your love and support for Al and his family. Many of you have so kindly and generously offered to send food or asked if there is anything else that could be helpful.
Al and ML have an organic, daily food delivery service and they hate to see good food go to waste. So, in lieu of food or other thoughtful gifts, we ask that you consider making a contribution to this fund.
Unfortunately Alex's disability coverage through work does not cover his full pay and his health insurance will not cover all of his medical costs.
Therefore, any monetary contribution to this fund, doesn't matter how small, would be greatly appreciated.
Our hope is that if we all band together and help contribute we can limit Al and ML's worries to just battling cancer and not how they are going to bridge their financial gap as well.
Thank you so much.
(Alex's sister and best friend)
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