Hello everyone! I’m doing this fund me page for a family that is near and dear to my heart. A few weeks ago the Bustamante family has been hit with the news that Mike has a very aggressive cancer. As I write this, my heart is so heavy for Mike, Chauna, and his girls. I know the past few weeks have been extremely hard, and financial support would help a great deal. That way all he must focus on his healing and getting better for his wife and kids.
Some back story of the past 8 weeks:
November 17th- Mike went in for an MRI to get answers for numbness in his legs and they found a mass putting pressure on his spine which had already cracked one of his vertebrae. They did a CT scan and found what they believe to be cancer that has spread from his spine throughout his ribs. They took him into surgery to relieve the pressure in his spine and to take a piece of the mass to have it biopsied. The neurosurgeon said no further surgeries would be needed in order to stabilize his spine. At that point they needed to send samples to biopsy and find out the origin of the cancer (they weren’t holding back in saying they are positive that's what it is), so that they can figure out what the next steps had to be.
December 27th-Mike had some more tests run, and they said the cancer was spreading like wildfire so he had been admitted to the hospital, and they had plans to start radiation.
December 30th- They removed as much of the tumor as they could without messing with the blood vessels and arteries involved. They had to put a rod and screws in his back to stabilize his spine. The doctor said to just take it one day at a time. They sent a new sample to a different pathology team.
January 9th-Mike got word that the results came in from pathology. They had an appointment set to get the results and hopefully a treatment plan. At the appointment, they were told they still had no diagnoses, because this is a very rare type of cancer.
The goal, and the reason for this GoFundMe, is to get him seen by a center that specializes in rare cancers. Most recently the Bustamante’s have started the process of researching and finding a hospital outside of the El Paso area better equipped in helping Mike. The family has looked into options one being MD Anderson, which to Mike’s insurance is considered “out of network”. MD Anderson would be the absolute dream due to their extensive knowledge on rare cancers such as Mike’s. Treatment alone is $300,000-$400,000. As I’m sure any of you would do for a loved one, money isn’t an issue. But it is...
That is why I plead with you to please help him. I just want to ensure we can provide the very best care and doctors that he deserves. Even the smallest donation- $5, $10, $25- would make the biggest difference in the long run. Every penny will go towards his treatment and meeting the financial needs that come with daily life as well. This is very difficult for him being that he is a natural provider for his family and has almost never missed work. Waking up at the crack of dawn every day, running his own business. I understand that sometimes a donation is not an option. I just ask that your prayers stay constant and to keep the faith that Mike will be healed in the name of Jesus.
A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone in advance! Please feel free to SHARE SHARE SHARE!! Lets Help Mike bring SEXY back!
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