Let's help Ron beat Cancer!

This is Ronald's second time of fighting thyroid cancer. January 2014 he was diagnosed with stage 4 metastic thyroid cancer that had metastized into the lymph nodes on the right side of his neck. He went through surgery in February to remove both tumors, had radiated iodine therapy in March and then in May we found out his right vocal cord had been damaged beyond repair and he had to have a prostetic vocal cord implanted.  In January of this year (2015) we found out that the cancer was back. There was a 12 cm mass in the center of his chest and a PET scan showed cancer in his right scapula (inside the bone), his right lung, the lymph nodes on the right side of his head behind his ear, the left side of his neck, and in his right femur and hip (again inside the bones). 
Ron went through 7 weeks of radiation in March and April on the turmor in his chest and on the cancer in his shoulder. When we returned to Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis for his 6 week check up and for him to start chemo we found out that the cancer had metastized again. It was now in his right humerous and in both hips and his thoracic spine. Ron had been having problems walking and had been told to use a walker for assistance. In doing so he had fractured his right arm just above his elbow where the cancer was. He is now using a cane when he feels like he can walk and for the most part in a wheel chair. Fortunatly for him the bone did not displace and it had actually started knitting back by the time it was found (his doctor had determined it was approx. 2 weeks old). 
Ron is now going through 5 more weeks of radiation on his hips and his spine. Chemo has been put off until he starts radiation due to the fact that his chemo is so new  they are not sure how it will react to radiation. 
Please, send healing thoughts, prayers out for Ronald. He is starting to give in to negative thoughts. 
Life is starting to seem to him like it is more than he can handle. While we have been here at the hospital getting treatment for his care this time, our landlord sold our house and gave us an eviction notice. 
Neither Ron or I are working, we are living on his short term disability fighting for him to get SS disability. We are separated from our 14 year old son each time we have to spend weeks away from home. He lives with his Aunt and we try to see him on weekends when Ron is able to travel. 
Ron just spent Father's Day away from his son because travel was to much for him and we didn't have the funds for Timothy's (our son) Aunt to bring him the 2 hours to visit....
Please, it is hard but I have to ask you to help our family. So many have been so generous already and the money has been used to pay bills but they just keep coming..... 
Health care, household, child care, gas, travel expenses, medication, the list seems to go on and on....

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Organizer

Michele Schuzer 
Organizer
Marion, IL
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