FRANK HAWKS and I have known each other from playing in bands together since back in the day when I was a teenager and he was in his 20's.
Recently, Frank Hawks divulged disheartening news to me that he was diagnosed with cancer. I knew this would be a life-changing situation for Frank and I wanted and needed to help in any way possible.
I thought that a fundraiser with www.gofundme.com was one of the best ways I knew how to take the first step.
Here is Frank’s Story
During a routine physical exam and a follow-up biopsy, Frank received a diagnosis of cancer in the very early stages. Frank intensively researched both conventional and new discoveries of treatment throughout the USA within these last few weeks.
Weighing the alternatives, Frank came to a decision to explore a new form of cancer treatment not currently covered by most insurance companies. His extensive research revealed that no facility in New England performs this specific procedure. Frank’s best options for this procedure include either the University of Chicago Medical Center or The Sperling Prostate Center in Florida.
After undergoing several tests to determine if he is a suitable candidate, Frank was informed by both facilities that he is an ideal candidate for the specialized procedure known as Focal Laser Ablation (FLA).
Treatment costs alone will hover just over a whopping $25,000.00. Add that to travel expenses to and from either of these facilities, home expenses (mortgage, utilities, car payment, insurance, etc.), food, medications, and more due to loss of income during this time will be substantial.
Please know that Frank currently has insurance, but his insurance company will not cover this particular procedure. His insurance deductibles and co-insurance out-of-pocket expenses have already resulted in thousands of dollars in costs.
Why Should You Care?
· Frank offers help to everyone that he meets;
· Frank's willingness to open up about his current
diagnosis is a gesture to remind people that early
detection has allowed him to have time to extensively
research his treatment options;
· Treatment options and alternatives that Frank
researched to such a great extent are available to
him because of early detection;
· Staying current with routine medical testing is so
important to all of us.
Frank Hawks is a proud and private man who unassumingly gives help to others and rarely if ever asks for help for himself. Therefore, as his friend, I am asking for donations for him.
In an attempt to secure funds for Frank’s financial needs, a goal has been set to raise this money within a 45-day time period for Frank to be able to afford imminent expenses and receive proper medical treatment.
LET’S SPREAD THE WORD
To help get the word out, please share this link https://www.gofundme.com/frankhawksfund
to your Facebook Timeline! It would help a great deal.
You can also share this link via email and Twitter.
Please note that a benefit fundraiser is in the works. You will be updated as soon as all of the information becomes available.
THANK YOU! We are so appreciative to all of you for making donations to "HELP FRANK HAWKS KICK CANCER".
Your gracious contributions will go directly to Frank Hawks. Updates will be posted on events as they occur throughout Frank’s journey.
Thank you ALL again, for your contributions and support for Frank Hawks to receive the necessary treatment to rid him of cancer.
You all ROCK! Frank does too! Watch this video!
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