Help Dad with 4 Kids Fight Cancer

My name is Don and I am father to four beautiful daughters ages 5, 7, 9 & 11. They need their Dad healthy again and to live a long life to be there for them growing up. I am asking the online community for help as I have no where else to turn too to battle this illness.

I currently have stage IV Cancer. My specific type is Non Hodgkins Folicular Lymphoma which is a cancer of the blood and I am currently a patient of Cancer Treatment Centers of America.

I currently have 6 tumors and I am in frail condition most of the time. I am told by the doctors my condition is non curable and the best that can be done is to try and extend my quality of life at best they can.  Traditional treatments are not effective and any further continuation would destroy what few healthy cells I have remaining.

I have been out of work since March 6th, 2017and will most likely lose my job if I am unable to return when my medical leave expires. I am asking for funds to seek alternative treatments, trial medications, and cover mounting medical bills. I currently have thousands of dollars in medical bills that I cannot pay and medications I can no longer afford. I require daily medications for immunity system, fatigue, severe nausea, and expensive vitamins and suppliments to maintain strength and weight. 

My situation is very urgent as everyday without treatment or medication that can extend my life or cure me allows the disease to advance. I would like to be able to enroll in a alternative treatment plan within the next few weeks. These are not available in my area and will require travel and being away from my family.

I have to win this battle for my children as I cannot let them grow up without a father and miss all the things being part of a family is all about. I am asking for ungent help from anyone who can and to please share my story on your facebook or social media outlets to help me acheive my goal and get my health and life back from this awful disease.

My daughters all dream of the day when I am healthy again and we can all go to Disneyland one day. Especially my oldest daughter. She has been crying alot lately because of our situation as she understands things about the illness more than the little ones. She prays everyday for me to get better so one day I can take her before she is all grown up. She has never been there and is afraid she will never get to go as a kid and enjoy it while she is at the age for it. It hurts me deep inside that we are not able to do many things due to my illness and finances. I hope to get healthy as fast as possible to fufill my daughters dream.

Please help me spend a few more summers under the sun with my kids. Thank you to all who can help.   

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  • Raquel Ramirez 
    • $20 
    • 42 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $30 
    • 43 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $75 
    • 43 mos
  • Vicky Lopez De Pozo 
    • $50 
    • 43 mos
  • Amy Dykstra 
    • $25 
    • 43 mos
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Organizer

Donald Castro 
Organizer
Rockford, IL
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