Update-Due to the grace of God, my Docs, nurses and support staff, plus the enormous emotional and financial support from you, my friends, my family, and my fans. I am now switching the foucus of this campaign to a celebratory one. I am currently a four-year Pancreatic Cancer survivor. I want to give something back to celebrate by donating the proceeds from our 2nd CD release as a Benefit for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center at a tentative date at Carco Theater in Renton. The attached link will take you to my Facebook link and the photo of the flyer and solicitation letter. https://www.facebook.com/groups/337690148385700
If you are unable to do so I can assist you, so contact me [email redacted].
I have permission from Fred Hutchinson to advertise this as a benefit for them. I need to raise $ 6,000.00 to put the show on the road; all your donations go to that. It will enable us to produce a project/product to donate $ 12,000.00 to Fred Hutchinson. I have to get Carco Rented and a myriad of other expenses. So if you can make a corporate or individual donation, I can list you on the sponsor's list on all the flyers, ads, and opening credits of the filmed event. I will give you a charitable contribution for your tax records.
If you can contribute, then it is much appreciated. Inflation is rough now, so prayers and shares are always welcome. Please feel free to contact me if you have any additional questions.
Family, friends and fans. I spent my 71st birthday at Valley Medical Center with severe pancreatitis. Tuesday the 8th of May I was subsequently diagnosed with Cholangiocarcinoma which is is a group of cancers that begin in the bile ducts. Bile ducts are branched tubes that connect the liver and gallbladder to the small intestine. The statistics I was given were quite grim: with no treatment I will have only 6-12 months to live. They have recommended I have the Whipple procedure which is is a complex operation to remove the head of the pancreas, the first part of the small intestine (duodenum), the gallbladder and the bile duct. My surgery is May 30th at the University of Washington Hospital.
The statistics for those who have that procedure are a little better but out of 100 people who have the procedure, only 25-30 are still alive after 5 years.
In the mean time I have not worked for 12 weeks and could be unable to return to work for another few months while I undergo chemotherapy. I have a passion for life, I am a fighter and in the words of the Beatles, "I get by with a little help from my friends." I therefore appreciate any contribution that you are able to make. Time is of the essence and I thank you all for your consideration. May the peace of God be always with you