Aaron's Stage 4 Cancer Fight

Our friend, Aaron Erickson, was shockingly  diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer) in August of 2016.  After having his right kidney removed in September, his doctors told him that he had the best case scenario and the cancer was all contained to the removed kidney.  Routine scans would be done as a precaution, but things looked good.  His first routine scan was another shock, the cancer had metastasized to his lungs and abdomen.  This brought on an intense treatment for his now Stage 4 cancer called Interleukin 2.  Doctors decided this was the best chance he had to cure his cancer.  Each treatment involved several nights in ICU while getting infusions every 8 hours and suffering severe side effects.  Now that the months of treatment are complete, it appears that it has had mixed results.  A few of the tumors have gotten smaller and a few have grown.  His doctors have decided to move on to another option to try and fight his tumors.  This one will involve a very expensive cancer drug that will hopefully shrink the tumors, but not cure them.  He will also be meeting with a surgeon and radiologist to see if CyberKnife surgery may work to try and remove the lung tumors.  All this being said, Aaron has remained positive and continues to attend as many of his kids activities that his health will allow. 

For those of you that don't know Aaron, he is a wonderful father of 3 active and beautiful children.  For those of you that do, it may be from his tennis or basketball days in high school, his fraternity or honors classes in college, or graduate school, work, kids activities or the golf course later in life.  Wherever it may be, there is a good chance you may have experienced some of Aaron's sarcasm in your conversation.  Aaron has always been quick with some sort of lighthearted, witty banter.  This humor has continued with the medical staff, which shows Aaron is up for the fight!!!  Medical expenses are growing because of the treatment costs and time away from work during surgery/treatments.  Help us help him and his kids by donating and supporting them through this difficult time.  No amount is too small.  Any help would be greatly appreciated to ease some of the worry and stress associated with a Stage 4 cancer diagnoses.  Thank you!

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  • Gwen Weate 
    • $25 
    • 20 mos
  • Tracy Price 
    • $50 
    • 20 mos
  • BECKY NELSON 
    • $50 
    • 20 mos
  • Judy Johnson 
    • $50 
    • 26 mos
  • Gina Johnson 
    • $100 
    • 27 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Kim Olson and Brad Dubisar 
Organizer
Overland Park, KS
Aaron Erickson 
Beneficiary
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