As many of you know, and some are learning now, Travis was diagnosed with testicular cancer in January 2017. He is a healthy 26 year old so the news came as a shock to us all.
Travis started having an unusual pain in his shoulder blade and a few weeks later noticed a lump on his lower neck. He was put on antibiotics for a week hoping it would get better, but one week passed and he found another lump on his lower neck. He had a CT scan, and on January 23rd he received the devastating news that it looked like Lymphoma.
On January 27th he had surgery to remove the lymph node for a biopsy. The biopsy came back inconclusive so it was sent to Mayo Clinic, where they said it looked like testicular cancer. Another CT scan would determine that it was testicular cancer and he had a tumor in one of his testicles.
Travis had surgery on February 7th to put in a port for chemotherapy, and on February 9th, had surgery to remove the testicle with the tumor. His treatment started on February 20th and will consist of 6 more rounds of chemo over the next 4 and a half months. So far, the chemo has made Travis very weak, tired, and nauseas. He will be unable to work for the next several months putting a financial burden on him and his family.
If anyone can pull through this it's Travis, but he will be going through difficult treatment and will need all the support he can get. He remains in good spirits and is determined to fight this so he can get back out fishing and playing hockey.
Travis has never been one to ask for help, but now where help is needed, we can provide financial support to help him through this journey. Any donation is welcome and greatly appreciated, and all donations will be spent on medical bills, living expenses, and every day necessities.
Please keep Travis and his family in your prayers. Thank you for reading and sharing his story, and thank you for whatever help you can offer.