Never in a million years did I think our lives would be turned upside down and that I would have to ask for so many prayers and support from family and friends. For those of you that do not know over the last few months Curt had been experiencing excruciating back pain keeping him from normal every day function and activity. He has spent the majority of his time in the hospital over the last month. On June 22nd we were blind-sided with devastating news as he was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. Multiple Myeloma is a hematological (blood) cancer that develops in the plasma cells found in the bone marrow. It is a very debilitating condition, and 9 rounds of radiation and pain medications have not even begun to touch the pain he is experiencing.
Curt was discharged from Genesys hospital Wednesday July 5th and sent home with heavy pain medications to try and manage the pain. Those prescribed medications nearly killed him and Friday morning July 8th during a second opinion consult at U of M Hospital in Ann Arbor he was immediately sent to ER for an unintentional overdose where he was placed on a Narcan IV drip for opioid reversal. It was a very scary 48 hours to say the least. Doctors are now trying to best figure out a way for him to be at home and manage his pain prior to his treatment plan.
Unfortunately, because of Curt’s condition he will be unable to work and someone will need to be with him at all times to help him get around until we can get him well again. We are desperate at this point to find him pain relief and will do whatever it takes to help him. As we all know chemotherapy, radiation, immunotherapy, and other life-saving treatments are both difficult and costly. We have the fight of our lives on our hands right now and Curt will need all the help he can get with medical bills, experimental drugs, alternative treatments, travel expenses etc. It has been very difficult to watch him in such horrific pain and not be able to do anything to help.
So many of you have reached out asking how you can help this wonderful man, outside of your prayers. Our road ahead is long but we will pray, stay focused and remain positive that Curt will be well again. Supporting him with whatever you can give to help relieve the financial burden would be greatly appreciated, even if it's just a prayer or a share. With financial assistance, our family can focus on getting him healthy and strong.
We truly appreciate all the prayers, love and support from all our family and friends that have reached out to us over the last month. Thank you! We are beyond blessed to have you all in our lives. Please keep Curt and our family in your prayers.
God Bless you all!
Curt, Erika, Gavin & Nolan
- Becky Roth
- Candace Van Ree
- Travis Weide
- Jason Limke
- Richard & Shelly Hill
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