“You don’t have to do this. You get to do this” -Tom Kubis
It’s been 2 years and Michael Clark has continued to battle colon cancer. On December 9th of 2019, he was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer. Since his diagnosis, he has undergone several invasive and difficult treatments/procedures. A large tumor was removed from his colon along with 18 lymph nodes. But his journey did not stop there. Michael has undergone 30 rounds of chemo which have wreaked havoc on his body. In addition, he has attempted to seek alternative treatments. Recently, Michael met with the Cancer Treatment Center of America (CTCA) for a second opinion, where he was then referred to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA. There he met with a HIPEC surgeon but, unfortunately, it was determined he was not a candidate. Now, he is back to receiving chemo from the CTCA. Despite the disappointment following his trip to Atlanta, Michael’s spirit and courage never wavered and neither did his dedication to the job. As a Sergeant in the Petersburg Fire Department, he has risked his life every day for over 17 years and served his community with deep loyalty and love. Mike is also a 19-year member of the Dolphin Fire Department.
Those around Michael ask for your continued prayers, love, and support. His last hope to beat this horrible disease is with Envita Medical Center of America in Scottsdale, Arizona. This program has innovative approaches and will entail 8 to 12 weeks of treatment. Prior to treatment, he will undergo extensive labs and testing to determine which treatments will work best. Envita’s program is not yet approved by the FDA, therefore, insurance covers only a minimal amount. Faced with these tough facts and many unknowns ahead, we are seeking financial support now more than ever. Your generosity will help cover Michael’s upcoming medical expenses and all travel accommodations. Finances should be the least of his worries right now as he embarks on these next several months. Michael should have peace of mind as he continues to fight for his life.
Please help in any way that you can - any amount will make a difference! And we would appreciate your consideration in donating and sharing this GoFundMe with your friends and family. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you all so much!