Please help my dad

53298512_1607993183329369_r.jpegMy dad was a small business owner my whole childhood.  He took care of my whole family,  my stay at home mom,  my sister and my two brothers.  We always had a roof over our head,  food on the table and clean clothes to wear.  He worked very hard most his life.  In his late 50's he was diagnosed with Parkinson's and has struggled working as hard as he is used to.  He had to go on Medicare and they are not helping with his carcinoma neoplasm that has metastasized.  Medicare will not cover his radiation that is needed.  He is staying hopeful.  Here is his email to me after his recent doctor's visit. 
"The original diagnosis was to treat the afflicted areas using Chemo and then quarterly go in for radiation -  soft light blue
type of radiation. Come to find out today in the Doctors visit Medicare won't cover this radiation anymore. The last time I had that 
kind of treatment was 3/4 years ago and it cost if I remember correctly it was $2,500- each arm and I obviously don't have
that kind of money. 
A couple of good things here though. The Chemo treatment I've been under for these last four weeks on my right arm ( the three photos I sent over that were all in a row ) seemed to work very well. It was called Fluorouracil and costs $300.00 +/-,  is a chemotherapy drug. It slows the growth of cancer cells. Which is what I have all over my "body". This medicine is used to treat many types of cancer like breast cancer, colon or rectal cancer pancreatic cancer, and stomach cancer. So maybe in the long run I wouldn't need the radiation after all.

Besides I don't look bald.

Hence, fast forward we go to plan "C". - since I can't afford the "radiation" treatment. We are going to use  a steroid designed to  reduce inflammatory conditions triamcinolone and Niacinamide 500 MG.

So that's the plan. Completely eradicate all this cancer one section of my body at a time. He did  say "we need to up your visits."
That c we are coming along very well "he said but there is a lot left to accomplish yet. So lets go to once a month "full" visits."
I was going once every three months. In conclusion I should be just fine. As long as none of this cancer "junk" doesn't continue to metastasize into any of my organs I will still be around for a while! "
He is trying to stay positive and I wish I was in a position to help him financially.  But I followed his footsteps and am a small business owner myself,  and with the shut downs and capacity limits.. im on a tight budget myself.  Please help with what you can.  I am hoping to be able to pay for his treatments and doctors visit that Medicare won't cover.  

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Heather Allen 
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Yorkville, IL
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