Help Keith Beat Bladder Cancer

Keith Carlyle is a dedicated husband and father of three boys ages 15, 7 and 6. He works as a truck driver in Austin, Texas and his wife Keizhia works for the city. Recently Keith experienced abnormal symptoms and scheduled a doctor visit. After a brief consultation with his urologist, a tumor was spotted with the sonogram, so the doctor scheduled surgery to remove the tumor and see what was going on in his bladder. On January 18 Keith underwent surgery and woke up to bad news.

The doctor found advanced cancer in and around his bladder. Keith's body has a lot of tumors. The doctor removed a lot of the tumors and tissue, but informed Keizhia that Keith’s bladder would most likely need to be rebuilt. Keith needs to begin treatment for his cancer and this will certainly include more surgeries; pathology results from the biopsy will help guide his treatment. Unfortunately there were more pressing matters after Jan. 18; post-surgery complications including numerous and painful blood clots required emergency surgery on Jan. 20 and kept Keith in the hospital. 

Bladder cancer is rare and typically affects people over the age of 50. Keith is only 33 years old and doesn’t drink or smoke. He is an amazing man and father and we need him to continue his life's journey with us. He has always advocated for those less fortunate, even actually giving his shoes off his feet to a homeless man once.

The Carlyle family needs your help now. Even with health insurance and stable employment, the family cannot afford the sudden and rising medical costs. The initial $1,500 out-of-pocket deductible for the Jan. 18 surgery wiped out their account and they were unable to pay their mortage in full, plus they have exhausted their paid sick and vacation time. Please consider helping; the Carlyle family needs your prayers and well-wishes, and they thank you so much for your generosity at this very difficult time.
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Organizer and beneficiary

Sarah Fusco 
Austin, TX
Keith Carlyle