Chads Surgery

When I hear the words "Brain Tumor"  I have always thought  of elderly people, or an unfortunate person who  had been dealt a bad hand of cards in life.  I never would have thought that those words would have ever effected me. It all started over this last summer when after a fun trip to the lake I noticed a growth in my right nipple and discovered that it was lactating. Being a young man of 22 this caused me quite an alarm, thinking I had breast cancer I decided to go to the doctors. I thought I would be going to one doctor and have only one visit. However several tests later, including an MRI, they discovered a growth on my pituitary gland that is causing me hormone imbalance. This is causing my kidneys to not use any of the water I put into my body, which makes me dehydrated and has given me Diabetes Insipidus.  My doctors have  said the growth is either a Rathke's cyst  or a tumor, I have been scheduled for an operation to remove the cyst by one of the finest brain surgeons in Idaho. Currently I am a full time student studying at Brigham Young University Idaho, and want to become a firefighter.  I have no way to pay for my surgery and would like to have the total cost for my surgery by the 27th of February. However if I cannot raise that enough by that time I absolutely need to raise the money  by April 13. As a full time student and being engaged money is tight,  I currently work as a Professional Mover and once I have this operation I can no longer work to earn the money for surgery.  I wont be able to  lift heavy items and I am in the middle of a school semester, so the little money I have saved up I need to use for living expenses. I have never asked for help with money before, but right now I really need help from you. 
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  • Anonymous . 
    • $15 
    • 38 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 38 mos
  • Talena Streeter 
    • $20 
    • 38 mos
  • Geri Sanders 
    • $50 
    • 38 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 38 mos
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Organizer

Chad Knebel 
Organizer
Colorado Springs, CO
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