In the summer of 2015 Russ was diagnosed with leukemia; after 4 rounds of chemo he went into remission in January of 2017 the leukemia came back in full force. Imbruvica (referred to as the million dollar pill because of the cost) was prescribed to Russ in June 2017. Amongst all of the constant challenges; Russ has battled blood clots and pneumonia causing him to miss a months’ worth of work.
On December 9th 2017 Russ went in to get some of the melanoma removed from under his left eye. Unfortunately, they did not get it all; due to lab result and timing and office availability, Russ was rescheduled for January 9th. This was a major surgery that included anesthesia and removal of a lymphoid; unfortunately this surgery was not covered by insurance. In addition to what is covered, a new $4000 deductible must now be met on top of previous medical bills from years past.
With the necessary treatments, medical bills are very costly, so the funds would be used help off-set a portion of the medical expenses. I would really appreciate any donation, no matter the amount, because every little bit helps.
- Humberto Marquez
- Alex Orton
- Dale Penland
- Brock Taylor
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