We are the daughters of Bryan & Susie Gamber. My name is Marsha, and my sister's name is Amy.
About three weeks ago, we were told that Dad had liver cancer. Unfortunately, on September 8th--our fears were confirmed. It's been a very emotional journey so far. The doctor believes the cause of the cancer is scoliosis of the liver. Dad was never a drinker (altho this is what we have heard many times in the past couple of days "How much have you drank?"). The liver has so much damage that it caused the cancer to grow.
Dad is a possible candidate for a liver transplant. We filled out an application, and it's being sent to Washington, DC, for the transplant team to review. If they accept him, we will have to go to Madison, Wisconsin, for an initial consultation and the tests that are ordered. There will be much traveling back and forth when it gets to the point.
In the meantime, Dad will be starting chemotherapy on September 16th to try and destroy the tumor on his liver. They will go through his vein to the spot on the liver, shoot the drug in, and block it off to destroy it. He will return in a month for another scan to see if the cancer is gone. If not, they will do another treatment.
We are trying to fundraise some money to help with travel expenses, food expenses, and bills being mom won't be able to work during this time. Any small or large amount will be greatly appreciated.
My dad has always been a fighter and will continue fighting this battle. All prayers are appreciated. Thanks so much for your help.
Dad will be going back to the doctor on the 19th for another liver scan. We are hoping that the chemo is doing its job and "starving the tumor" causing it to shrink. Dad hasn't had much side effects from chemo. He is doing pretty well overall. We appreciate all the gifts and prayers sent. Will update again soon as we know more information.