RMC, short for Renal Medulary Carcinoma, is an extremely rare cancer. Just to give you an idea, it has been said, “It’s easier to win the lotto than to get this.” That being said, it’s been a difficult two years. Luis has had to travel between different states to see the only specialist in the country that provides treatment as close to home as possible. Each doctors visit is a flight and use of limited leave from work, which is necessary every other week. It's been an uphill battle, with inspiring ups and devastating downs.
His last scans were done October 16, 2017. As I sat hopeful for good news in that room, I only received l a gut wrenching feeling when I heard the doctors say, “There is new significant progression of the disease.” For those couple of seconds after I felt the air missing from my body. It’s one of the most helpless feelings that one can experience. To think this monster is trying to make up ground in Luis’ body! I can’t imagine how he was feeling as I looked in his shocked eyes, glossed over from the news.
Nunez, what I like to call him when he’s in trouble, is a fighter. If you know him you know this to be true. Man does he like competition; whether it’s golf, basketball, racquetball, or climbing mountains. He fights tenaciously until he can achieve his goal. And that’s what he plans on doing with RMC.
He will be giving conventional medication one last try with a new trial. We are praying this works, but we have a backup plan. Life expectancy for RMC is three to seven months. We strongly believe that natural medicine is what has helped Luis get through two years of 32 treatments of harsh chemotherapy and weeks of radiation.
Truth be told, he could have never done it without all the great support and help he has gotten from his family in “green”. It’s been a real blessing for him to be part of this family. That is why we are reaching out to you again. Our last hope is to go completely on the naturopathic route. The catch is that these medications and treatments are not covered by insurance. We hope we can raise enough to give this treatment 100% and pray this one is the charm to get rid of this.
Any help is greatly appreciated. These donations will help Nunez with medical treatments and any costs associated, such as travel, lodging, etc.
Thank you and we love you.
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