Help Ken fight cancer and tumors

Hello everyone, our dad Kenneth Eckert was recently diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic melanoma (skin cancer), which spread to his brain creating 7 tumors.  We found this out about 2 weeks ago when he was airlifted to the hospital after passing out. At the hospital the surgeon was able to successfully remove the largest tumor in his brain. Although the surgery went well,  it's time for Ken to start the fight against the 6 remaining tumors and the cancer. He will be going through weekly radiation treatments for the tumors and immunotherapy for the cancer. It's going to be a battle, but if anyone can fight it, it's him!

33122742_1537573289700654_r.jpeg
Unfortunately, he was the only one in the household who was able to work because our mom (Vicki) was diagnosed with stage 4 colon and liver cancer about 3 years ago. She fought hard and is now in remission and is going to be taking care of him. He and mom have also been helping to take care of my grandfather who has dementia. For the past 3 years our dad has been taking care of everyone and now he needs to be taken care of. 

33122742_1537550972455163_r.jpeg
The doctors say he will never work or drive again, so both he and my mother are on permanent disability. This is already proving to be a struggle. With constant doctor visits, radiation, and immunotherapy it's only going to get a lot more difficult.  Disability and insurance only pay for so much and just trying to afford everyday life is hard enough. So please, if you can, make a donation to help him fight this horrible disease. He has 5 children, 6 grandbabies, and one on the way! We all want to continue making family memories and enjoying every moment that we can with him! Every little amount helps in that happening!

33122742_1537549349531233_r.jpeg
Dad wants to thank EVERYONE who has called, sent FB messages, and text messages to check on him and give him love! It has seriously helped so tremendously already  just knowing how much people love and care about him! Please continue to send thoughts and prayers his way! Please share this link if you can.

Thank you from all of us!

33122742_1537578413636264_r.jpeg
  • Ashley Dalton 
    • $20 
    • 33 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $5 
    • 34 mos
  • Jamie Owens 
    • $50 
    • 34 mos
  • Deborah Arroyo 
    • $20 
    • 35 mos
  • Nichole Schipper 
    • $100 
    • 35 mos
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

Emily Ashcroft St Geme 
Organizer
Livermore, CA
Kenneth Eckert 
Beneficiary
  • #1 fundraising platform

    More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more