Dear Friends and Family,
As you may know, John Klecic (Johnny Andrews) has been fighting cancer now for more than two years.
It returned in March of 2016. Most recently, he has had immunotherapy, but to date it has not worked. His cancer is now at Stage Four. Many of you have asked to know what is happening and how you can help.
-- In March, the oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa told our father that there was nothing more they could do for him and that he would probably die within six to twelve months.
-- At that point, we started trying several alternative treatments. Two family friends had done trials and the cancer went from Stage 4 to zero while taking these alternative supplements and infusions. John’s oncologist was skeptical, but agreed that we had nothing to lose and has continued to treat him at Moffitt as well.
-- Unfortunately, none of the alternative treatments are covered by Medicare or any other insurance. They are 100% out of pocket and very expensive. Due to thousands of dollars per month of additional expenses, we have only been able to try half of the recommended treatments.
-- On top of that, John is regularly in and out of the hospital with the kinds of serious infections or illnesses that are a part of having Stage 4 Cancer.
-- When John saw the Moffitt oncologist last Friday, to our surprise, the doctor told us that the alternative treatments must be doing something positive, because his blood work had improved significantly, and they could now start him on a just released form of immunotherapy, Keytruda, which has a better success rate than what he had had previously. The oncologist encouraged us to continue the alternative treatments.
Many of you have asked how you can help. If you can’t or don’t wish to, our family completely respects that and wants you to feel no obligation.
But because many of you have expressed a desire to do something for our dad, the best way is to simply make a donation toward the mounting cost of John's treatments.
Donations will go to pay past medical bills and further treatments in the coming months. EVERY little bit counts, even $10 or $20 – EVERY bit counts.
We thank you for your continued love and support, and for all the good wishes and prayers you have sent for John and our family.
If you have any questions or messages to send, you can reach us at:
Chris Klecic: [email redacted]
Kerry Klecic: [email redacted]
Coleen Cook Klecic: [email redacted]
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