Daniels Medical Fund

Hey all! Many of you have been the most caring and compassionate people during all my ups and downs over the last couple years. I am here today to ask a favor. It is very unlike me but I come to you because the medicals bills are becoming too much. I have nobody other then myself to rely on for monitary income and the bills dont stop. It being a new year, this means a new deductible. If you are unaware of my story, let me give you a quick breifing. 

A dancer by trade. A cancer patient by life. In early 2013 things got a little shaky in the way I saw the world. Always having been healthy in the past I thought nothing of these feelings that were going on to my body. Fastforward to May 25th 2013, I lay in a hospital bed in Orlando, FL hanging on to the little bit of good blood in my body and hanging to life by a string. I was diagnosed with ALL (Acute lymphoblastic leukemia) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acute_lymphoblastic_leukemia) On this exact day my life was clearly, turned up side down. Through my 8 rounds of extremely intense chemotherapy, which lasted 7 months. I was lucky enough to be able to stay with the Andersons and the Louks. These "family members" did things for me, without me needing ask, they just stepped up big time. For that I am forever grateful.  They took me in, provided for me. Treated me as if nothing was different and acted as if life was normal. Which if you know me, is all I ever wanted. 

I reached full remission after just the first cycle of chemotherapy. Still had 7 more rounds to looks forward to. After my stregth and hair was starting to come back I was able to return to Walt Disney World to dance. (Something that at this point was truly just a wish. Had been told it may not even be a option for me) Leading into June of 2014, with some MAJOR medical set backs and a nap lasting me nearly 2 1/2 weeks. I pulled through another very close call. This set back kept me from work for another 4 months. 

I still receive lots of treatment. I go into the office 2-3 times a month. Blood work, labs. I get Chemotherapy still one time a month. Also, a breathing treatment once a month. I take several medicines, to help prevent illness and also chemo pills 3 times a day. These are all paid for by yours truly. It doesnt end. I will be on these pills for 21 months more and also getting the chemo treatments also.

This has left me with substantial medical bills. Yes, I have insurance. My deductible is $5,000 a year(IN-NET). My OUT-NET is $10,000. My monthly payment for my insurance $200. I have spent $25,000 in the last 2 years keeping up with these bills and my funds are running low. I have done all and any research through my Dr. office to get any grants or anything but it seems that being a 26 year old Cancer patient is not something they grant for. 

I have done everything and anything to not allow this disease to control my life. I am a 26 year old, who has his entire life ahead of him. I can not sit down and let this control me. I wont. I work a full time job. I teach dance. I have even helped buddies do random jobs around town to help pay for these bills. I ask you, it does not need to be a lot but anything will help. I promsie that 100% of any funds donated will go to medical bills and medical bills only. Thank you.

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  • Carlye Owens  
    • $10 
    • 59 mos
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    • $10 
    • 60 mos
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    • $10 
    • 61 mos
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    • $10 
    • 62 mos
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    • $10 
    • 63 mos
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Organizer

Daniel Hunalp 
Organizer
Kissimmee, FL
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