Kendall was admitted to the emergency room on June 16, 2017 because he wasn't feeling well for about two weeks. They admitted him to the hospital and he had a brain tumor removed on June 20, 2017. He has been diagnosed with a primary (grade 4) Glioblastoma (high grade, fast growing, malignant cancer). I am attaching some general information about Glioblastomas and the typical 12-18 month prognosis.
The Neurosurgeon and Oncologist have both confirmed the diagnosis and the Oncologist confirmed the prognosis today.
In 2004, there was an 11 year study published by The American Journal for Clinical Oncology which confirmed that (radiation & chemotherapy) don't work 97% of the time.
We are putting together a plan that addresses his need for treatment without making him sicker or reducing his quality of life. We have contacted The Burzynski Clinic in Houston and are handling some paperwork. Dr. Burzynski has had great success curingKendall's type of brain cancer.
This is a link to a documentary about his cancer treatment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBUGVkmmwbk. Additionally, there is evidence to support curing cancer with The Gerson Therapy.
Obviously, we just got this diagnosis and are still gathering more information but we want to share with you the hope and knowledge that while traditional therapy (radiation/chemotherapy) may not work, we are not giving up.
While the medical bills for the brain surgery and hospital stay add up, Kendall still needs the life saving treatment that Dr. Burzynski offers. We have been in contact with them and are submitting paper work for their review. Although this therapy is less costly than traditional chemo/radiation, it is still not covered by insurance and costs around $80,000. Any help you can give is greatly appreciated. $10,000 will get us in the door with a consultation and some medical/lab fees.
Thank you for your kindness and generosity.
Jessica, Kendall & Alexander Bates
This is a link to general information about Glioblastomas, primary, grade 4.