Recently Fritz was re-diagnosed with Lymphoma. If I have the story correct, he was a survivor 12 years ago and given a Cancer Free diagnosis. Sadly, “C” has returned and it looks like the treatment is going to be more challenging than the first time.
Fritz will undergo 3 rounds of potent chemo and for all 3 rounds be admitted to the hospital for 4 days when the medicine is being administered. Following the 3rd treatment, Fritz’s bone marrow will be harvested and frozen. He will then be admitted to the hospital for 5-6 weeks to have the “nuclear chemo” administered in hopes of killing all traces of the “C” and then his bone marrow will be placed back in his body to help produce health cells and help him recover. Following the 5-6 weeks in the hospital, he will be confined at home for an additional 5-6 weeks with a care giver. Fritz’s daughter is leaving her job for this period of time to be her dad’s caregiver.
We are raising funds for 3 primary reason.
1. In essence, Fritz will be out of work for 4-6 months. The last thing we want Fritz worrying about is the financial toll this will have on him. We want him to focus on beating “C”s ass! And being healthy.
2. While Fritz has health insurance, there is a 7K out of pocket deductible and many of the medicines that Fritz will be prescribed are not covered by the insurance.
3. Any remaining funds will used to help with the loss of income Fritz”s daughter will incur while taking FMLA to care for her dad.
Fritz’s first chemo treated started Friday, April 6th.
We want to thank all who contribute to this fund raising effort in advance.
Chuck and Julia Brown
- EPIC CERAMIC & STONE, INC
- Mike Naylor
- Satnam Gambhir
- Scott Rice
- Chuck Brown
Organizer and beneficiary
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