With a heavy heart I share the sad news that Anthony was not able to be weaned from the respirator. His family moved him from Oasis of Hope in Tijuana over the border via ambulance to a hospital in San Diego where they verified that Anthony’s life could not be sustained unless the machine breathed for him. He was put under palliative care and passed peacefully in the loving arms of his family on Thursday, Feb 14th at 8 am. He fought valiantly. He is finished fighting now; he is whole. Anthony’s family thanks you deeply for your support by helping with this financial need. Your generosity has been overwhelming and a true testament to the relationships built on camaraderie and love. The family will fly home on Friday, Feb 15 th and services will be held next week under the direction of McCriskins Funeral Home in South Plainfield, NJ. - Dayel Giammarino
Anthony Giammarino was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer a year ago and has been fighting hard everyday. His positive attitude and his will to live is inspiring. After traditional immunotherapy failed to hold back cancer growth, Anthony and his family turned to alternative therapy in Tijuana, Mexico at Oasis of Hope Hospital. It’s a 3 week program and he was sailing along into the 3rd week when his breathing became very labored. He developed pneumonia and went into respiratory failure on Sunday, Feb. 10th. He is presently in ICU where the cost is ~$7K/day, all out of pocket. He is making daily gains and we are praying that he will be able to get off the respirator and out from under the heavy sedation soon. He is receiving excellent care and the cost is conservative compared to US medical fees without insurance.
Please consider donating any amount to help. Anthony has always been there for us, please let's help his family now. Your donations will go directly to Anthony's wife, Dayel Giammarino, to defray the enormous incurred costs of Anthony's treatments . Thank you for your support.