My cancer is back.
I am reaching out for your help once again. In 2018, I was diagnosed with an aggressive skin cancer tumor on my right shoulder, which left me with a huge scar and significant medical bills. After five years of regular checkups, I thought I was in the clear, but the cancer has returned.
I'm heartbroken that I have to postpone my work and goals again, including my first bodybuilding contest. However, there is good news: because we caught it early, I'm a perfect candidate for new radiation therapy that will minimize downtime and scarring.
Unfortunately, the out-of-pocket cost for this treatment is $5,632.02, which is why I've created this GoFundMe campaign. I am grateful that I have insurance, but the cost is still overwhelming.
UPDATE: Unexpectedly, new billing has added over $2,000 in costs; any contribution, no matter the amount, would be greatly appreciated.
The emotional toll of facing cancer again has been challenging, especially after losing several friends recently and surviving the pandemic. The love and support of my husband and community have been crucial in helping me stay strong.
I'm committed to beating this cancer and overcoming this financial burden, but I can't do it alone. Your donation, no matter how small, will make a significant difference in my ability to access the care I need.
Thank you for your generosity, and for believing in me.
Much love, Fausto Fernós.