The doctors are very positive and are addressing it as curable. He will start radiation and chemotherapy on the 18th of July and undergo 6 1/2 weeks of treatment. After this, we will have a month of recovery, after which they will do more scans and tests to determine whether additional chemotherapy is needed.
As you can imagine, Eric would rather be in the forest on his bike zooming around on the single track, or making art in the studio. For the moment, we are concentrating our efforts on our gardens, eating well, and healing with the help of our doctors, friends, family, and furry children -- our cat Georgia Lee has regularly been giving Eric cuddle and kneading treatments.
Eric's philosophy has been to tread lightly on this earth, to treat all creatures well, to respect the wonder of nature, and to cherish the fragility of the moment. To see oneself in others and to imagine life from their perspective. To leave some of the mysterious uninvestigated in quiet humility. To help the small without recognition and face power and the unknown with fearless courage. Because he is who he is, it makes it all the more shocking and surreal to be going through this.
We have started this GoFundMe campaign to assist with our high deductible ($6550), travel costs to and from La Crosse for treatment (it is a 2-hour round trip that we will make several dozen times), and time-off that Eric will have to take from work (we are both contractors and thus have no coverage for medical leave). We also have the incidental costs that come with keeping him comfortable with over the counter medications and prescriptions, oxygen tank rental, massage, and the like.
We truly appreciate any gift and especially that of reaching into creation to gather a piece of loving energy and visualize sending it our way. We also hope you'll freely share our campaign with friends, fellow artists, musicians, punkers, skaters, hippies and the like.
We love you and we thank you...
Jenni & Eric along with our furballs (Georgia Lee, Claire, and Koji)
- Joe & Deb Brant
- Richard Matheson
- Julie Diegel
- Thomas Lally
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