Help the Bacik Family in the Battle Against Cancer

Hello everyone. I am starting this fundraiser on behalf of my brother-in-law, Kevin Bacik who is a devoted husband to my sister, Ashlin and father to my niece, Veda. After having back and shoulder pain for a few weeks on April 25th he began to suffer from leg spasms that prompted a trip to the emergency room. In a hallway bed in front of other patients, nurses and doctors they were given news that would alter their lives forever; the back pain was due to cancerous tumors that fractured his back in multiple places. Confused and devastated were their initial emotions as Kevin is an otherwise healthy 42 year old who leads an active and healthy life void of any notable risk factors. He was rushed to CC Main Campus via ambulance to undergo emergency back/spinal surgery. During the 7 hour surgery Ashlin received the official diagnosis: Stage 4 renal (kidney) cancer that metastasized to the bone and spine. While the surgery was successful in removing a majority of the spinal tumor, it has left Kevin learning how to walk again. He will require additional surgery to remove the kidney and chemo and radiation treatments.

Incidentally, about a week prior to the discovery of Kevin’s cancer, their French bulldog, Walter, also got injured. He woke up one morning with paralysis to both of his hind legs. He is currently being treated with steroids and pain medication with little improvement but will require a MRI and possible surgery to return feeling to his hind legs so he can walk again.

As you can imagine these two events happening simultaneously has put a tremendous amount of stress and financial burden on their family. Currently my sister is the sole provider for their household including the care of their young daughter, Veda. They have worked incredibly hard their whole lives but nothing could have prepared them for this. My sister has always been the first person to help, donate and fundraise when others were in need. Kevin will require physical rehabilitation in addition to chemo and radiation treatments and additional surgery before he is able to do the things that he loves again; being a barber, playing the drums, fishing and of course, going to watch the Browns play again. These funds will go towards Kevin and Walters medical bills household finances and child care. Even if you are unable to donate or are non-religious, I ask that you say a prayer or send positive/healing thoughts to this family.
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    • $100 
    • 7 mos
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    • $400 
    • 12 mos
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    • $20 
    • 12 mos
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    • $20 
    • 13 mos
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    • $75 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Jade Malinky 
Organizer
Avon Lake, OH
Ashlin Heasley 
Beneficiary