At the moment, from all the money raised, we still have 273 Dollars available, our current goal is to raise 1200 Dollars for upcoming tests and doctor consultations so he can avoid loosing any more weight and hopefully figure out the digestive issues he is suffering from.
Nick continues to be an incredible patient who inspires everyone around him with patience and humility. He struggles with being underweight, fatigued and not absorbing the tube food properly.
A lot of the necessary treatments and doctor consultations are NOT covered by health insurance. Current intravenous injections provide him on a weekly basis with life sustaining vitamins and supplements.
How can a patient who has been through so much hardly ever be grumpy ? I don´t know! He even makes me - his wife- laugh when all I want to do is cry and feel sorry for myself.
Over the past 10 years he´s had over 100 dilation surgeries to re-open his throat. Two years ago he almost died of aspiration pneumonia and an overtreatment with antibiotics.
Nick used to cook for me and our friends in my apartment in Berlin. The fact that he can no longer enjoy a meal breaks my heart every day. It is still our biggest dream that we can eat a meal together again, or just sit leisury in a Café and have a coffee… Nick and I are yearning for a somewhat normal life with family meals, exercise, travel, work.
With your help we are even more committed to making this dream come true and will be forever grateful to each and every one of you, you are making a real difference!
Once the digestive issues can be solved and he gains enough weight to become stronger the doctors will be able to reopen his throat so he can eat, this is our current ultimate goal!
Thank you so much for your donations.
All donations go exclusively to medical expenses.
Read our November update if you haven´t already on the right hand side tab "updates".
Keep checking in for coming updates.
- throat cancer survivor can not swallow food or drink any longer - has been tube feeding for the past 2 years - several incidents of aspiration pneumonia - overtreatment with antibiotics have caused serious stomach damage - food is not absorbing properly - he suffers from underweight and malnourishment - fatigue - vitamin and mineral deficiency - if he gets strong enough and gains weight his throat could be reopened to eat normally again-
the good facts (!) - Portland Nick´s health has improved with an extensive regimen of supplements, IV therapy, alternative care and finding specialists who can will help figuring out the digestive issues
ultimate goal- lead a "normal" life with eating, having meals with wife and friends, exercise, travel, work.
Nick has been so strong through all of this and has taught many of us what true surrender means!
- Californians for Nick
- Nick's Pals
- Aydin Heydari
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- Jim Morgan
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