My Melanoma

I am 49 and found out a month ago that I have late Stage Metastatic  Melanoma . It is fortunate that the cancer was found , because there is no identifiable Tumor or original Melanoma. A CT technician caught an enlarged Lymph node in an unrelated CT scan.

5 metastatic lymph nodes have been found  in the last month since the original lymph node was discovered. This stages me between 3c and 4. My survival rate at this point is fair to moderate after 5 years.

Of course I’m going to fight this with every bone in my body , I have three boys and both they and my future grand babies need me.  I need them. I am overly impressed and fully confident in the care I’m getting  at the UC Denver Hospital’s Melanoma clinic. I’ve been able to let go and place The cancer treatment in my Physicians hands.
The treatment center Is a 4 hour drive from where I live and so far I’ve been there at least 2 times a week since I was first seen. I was told this week that the treatment approach will very aggressive and so I know I will continue to travel to Denver at least two times a week. Travel time and expenses ( the price of Gas, Food.  and an occasional hotel room if a surgical procedure is planned) has already started to become a financial strain to my family. I’m a very proud person and do not take charity easily. Having a “Go Fund Me”page was never in my’s probably not In anyones plans,  But I know in order to get the best care , my expenses will quickly become a burden. So thank you very much for your help

  • Dow Phipps 
    • $50 
    • 33 mos
  • Mark Mendelsohn 
    • $250 
    • 34 mos
  • Brent Koepke 
    • $25 
    • 34 mos
  • Susan Thomasson 
    • $25 
    • 34 mos
  • Emily Lawless 
    • $100 
    • 34 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Nicole White 
Scottsbluff, NE
Tim Cornish 
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