Ty served in the U.S. Army from 2004-2014 and was a five time national champion for the AMU. Ty has an honorary place in the Army’s Hall of Fame. Jessica works at an animal hospital & loves caring for animals and Ty just reached his goal of getting a job at the Department of Homeland Security.
In November of 2017, shortly after celebrating their first year of marriage, a mass was discovered.
On January 2, 2018, Ty was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of testicular cancer. Doctors removed the mass on January 12th but sadly discovered that the cancer had spread to Ty’s stomach (small intestine).
With a short notice of this sad discovery, Jessica and Ty were forced to use a sperm bank to save two of his samples that doctors could later use for IOF, in the case that Ty becomes sterile, which is most likely going to be the case after chemotherapy and an orchidectomy.
Ty has started the process of chemotherapy, 5 days a week, every other week. Jessica, his wife, has been unable to work full time because she is Ty’s main caregiver and has taken the time off work to take him to chemotherapy and doctors appointments, prepare his meals, bathe and care for him (he is wearing a mediport and is unable to shower) and stay on top of his journals, medications and general care from the side effects of chemotherapy.
Ty is unable to work due to his chemotherapy schedule and illness. He is currently finishing his last semester at Strayer University online, when he is able to during his chemotherapy.
Sadly, Ty was forced to pay out of pocket for many medical expenses due to the VA being unable to provide healthcare in a timely manner. Additionally, Jessica and Ty had to pay $1200 to freeze Ty’s samples in hopes to have a family one day. The time off of work, medical bills, medications and general expenses have been more than the couple can handle.
We are asking for any donation you are willing to give to help Jessica and Ty survive cancer. No donation is too small.
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