Mike Caporale’s Emergency Fund

My name is Eric Carter.  I am the partner of Michael Caporale and it’s with a heavy heart that I have to begin a journey of recovery with Mike from (Non-Small-Cell-Lung Carcinoma) NSCLC. 
 It has spread throughout his bones in a very short amount of time.

Mike known as (Bear Bear) to me and family members (Also known as VAPIN TRUCKER to the DIY community) is only 49 years old. It was March 17th when we entered the ER with symptoms of kidney stones.  It was after two different CTScans that we were given the news of metastatic lytic lesions all over his skeletal.  At the time we did not know the primary location until further genetic testing of his bone biopsy pin-pointed NSCLC.
Mike has been a very dedicated Over the Road Truck Driver for 27 years.  Shortly after  high school he entered the Navy, and after his service began driving a truck. His constant dedication to deliver the consumer goods of America is one of his greatest strengths, hoping through his commitment that all goods reach those in need and delivered on time.  I know that not being able to do that job anymore is weighing heavy on his mind.
I myself have been unable to work in the last few years due to my own health conditions.  We relied on Mikes weekly pay to keep our bills paid, and now that he has been hospitalized with Stage IV cancer we will need help to continue to pay for a place to live, a car to drive/ insurance for him to get to treatments and doctors appointments.  Basic household needs like water and electric and food.  We will be applying for state help at some point, but as most of us know it takes months for you to be approved for said financial help.    
So we humbly ask for any help that you can afford.  I would be so grateful for any help provided that Mikes mind doesn’t have to be stressed with financial burdens on top of his illness.   

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to ask.  We appreciate all words of encouragement and personal stories of the fight of  this terrible disease of cancer.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read our story. God bless you for any help given.

Donations

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  • Lenora Adams 
    • $180 
    • 3 d
  • Clarence Stanley 
    • $25 
    • 3 d
  • Martin Burke 
    • $35 
    • 3 d
  • Scott Wood 
    • $20 
    • 3 d
  • David Marshall 
    • $60 
    • 3 d
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Fundraising team (10)

Eric Carter 
Organizer
Raised $1,505 from 25 donations
Magnolia, KY
Dustin Freshly 
Team member
Raised $2,800 from 32 donations
James Brady 
Team member
Raised $1,628 from 28 donations
Tammy Bridgeman 
Team member
Raised $1,540 from 31 donations
Michael Caporale 
Team member
Raised $980 from 8 donations
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