Michael Faychak medical and final expenses

Dear friends and family,

My name is Wendi Susko-Lee. I am writing this on behalf of my uncle and godfather, Michael Faychak, who was diagnosed with renal carcinoma on July 13, 2022, and has been fighting every day since for his miracle. Michael is a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and beloved friend.

His diagnosis has come as a shock and has put an incredible financial burden on his family as he is the primary provider for them. The battle against cancer is a costly one, and unfortunately, insurance only covers a portion of these costs. Michael and his family need help to cover any medical expenses, daily travel expenses accrued by family while visiting him, home related expenses, and funeral and memorial costs.

He is extremely proud of his son for many accomplishments. He loved watching him compete at a national level for BMX riding. He also loved watching and cheering for him while playing EFAA as a running back. He is proud that his son taught himself with skiing and snowboarding.

Just as his father did before him, Michael taught the family trade of heating and cooling to his son and is so proud to have passed this trade to the 4th generation. He successfully ran his own business, Faychak Heating and Cooling, from 1991 to 2004. His business unfortunately closed due to an almost deadly motorcycle accident he and his wife were in. They were our miracles and we still pray for one more!

His wife is honored he chose her to be by his side for 41 years in May. He is her soul mate. There are no words to explain the love that they have. She just wishes for his peace, for him to be pain-free, and him to be home with loving family members.

Following his diagnosis, his left kidney was removed on July 21, 2022. After the surgery, his doctors confirmed he was stage 4, and cancer had spread to his liver and lungs.

He was hospitalized in August 2022 due to an infection of his port placement.

His cancer treatment stopped due to colitis on October 21, 2022.

December 21, 2022, his treatment resumed with the infusion of keytruda and started to receive the inlyta cancer pill on December 29th, 2022.

On January 4, 2023, he was very weak and was unable to walk and support his own body. He was hospitalized once again, and his cancer pill stopped that day. It resumed January 10, 2023. January 12th, he was transferred to a nursing home for physical and occupational therapy.

On January 19, 2023, he received a keytruda infusion at Hillman Cancer Center.

During his intense fight, he was hospitalized on January 31, 2023, due to being septic. His CT scan showed his liver was taken over by cancer in as little as a few weeks and was confirmed it was no longer treatable.

Feb 1, 2023 is when he started treatment for quality of life. He came home on February 11th on hospice care as he wants to be home with his wife and son. Doctors confirmed he only has weeks to be with us before he becomes our guardian angel. Please keep him and his family in your prayers. Thank you for taking the time to read this and for your donation. It is very much appreciated during this difficult time.
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Wendi Susko-Lee
Finleyville, PA
Melinda Faychak

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