As many of you know by now, Jodie and Pierre were given the news last Friday that Pierre has a Stage IV Glioblastoma which is a very aggressive and deadly form of brain cancer. Immediately upon hearing the diagnosis, as time with this type of cancer is of the essence, they began the overwhelming process of finding the right doctor and treatment facility that was going to give Pierre the best chance at a longer life.
Their search led them to the world renowned neurosurgeon, Dr. Keith Black at Cedars Sinai, who specializes in Glioblastomas. Despite the overwhelming negative survival statistics associated with patients with these tumors, many of Dr. Black's patients are still alive today many years after being told they would die within one year. Dr. Black is the person for the JOB! He has extremely skilled hands and uses many innovative treatment modalities and has access to the best clinical trials.
The unfortunate reality is that Dr. Black does not accept insurance. He does the majority of his cases for people that cannot afford any care at all (Pro Bono). For the rest, such as Pierre, he only accepts cash $. As you can imagine, this will be a huge financial burden for Jodie and Pierre!
Our sweet friend Jodie will do anything and everything to help out those she loves. She has been there in support with all of us through many of our darkest and most difficult times. We want to return the favor and help her out for a change. Jodie and Pierre deserve to have their love story go on for many more years to come. As Pierre and Jodie's Friends & Family we invite you to help in any way possible.
Thank you so very much in advance.....
Amy, Kel Lee, Kim, Karen, Sandy, Kelly, Christine, Greta, and Allison