He is a Veteran and held the position of a Sergeant in the USA Army from 1982-1989.
On March 11th 2017, Zo heard a heart wrenching, resounding sound from his left arm. In severe excruciating pain, his family drove him to the local hospital. After initial examinations by the Doctor and scans, it was discovered that there was a break to his Humerus bone. Upon follow up with an Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon, Zo was given the tragic news that, there was a tumor on his bone. This tumor had caused the break and careful medical strategy would now be needed, to decide on the best approach.
Following further Doctor visits, X-rays and scans it was agreed that he would need surgery but it could not be done immediately. Zo had to endure the pain, his arm had been placed into a temporary splint. Finally, Zo underwent surgery for this repair. It was extensive and thankfully it went well. Following ICU he was placed on a regular ward and finally discharged and sent home.
Zo has begun Radiation and Chemotherapy treatment, which is beginning to take its toll on him.
Following further CT Scans, Bone Surveys and PET Scans, the Surgeons have discovered that, there are lesions over several areas of his body including near his major organs.
Zo's bones have become extremely brittle and while sitting down his bones can break. Paramedics were recently called to his home,?as he had respiratory complications and his rib bone broke while sitting down.
Zo is pending to have Stem Cell Transplant and will be hospitalized for approximately 1 month for this procedure.
Zo is still unable to hug his beautiful wife, his 2 daughters, or embrace, / greet someone. Zo is the sole provider of his household. All those who know Zo, will know that this is a life changing moment and he has had to come to terms that, this is all out of his control. But with faith and the support of family, friends and you, let's join together to show Zo that he is not alone in this journey.
Even though Zo has medical insurance, the additional medical costs are astronomical that come with surgery along with pre and post medical care. The savings he had for his family are now depleted and he still has his monthly living expenses to provide a home for his family. This has now become a grave situation, as there is no end in sight when Zo's life will resume back to normal.
With no income now coming into his home, Zo is in great need of your support. Like so many others all over the world, we choose to believe that this diagnosis will not overtake him but he will be victor over cancer.
Let's show Zo and so many others that we care and let's shine the light on cancer awareness!
Help spread the word! Join with Zo in this fight against Cancer!
Thank you for your support!