I was diagnosed 3.5 months ago (Apr 6th, 2018) with an aggressive non-Hodgkins lymphoma in my chest (the medical diagnosis is "Primary Mediastinal Large Diffuse B Cell Lymphoma").
I´ve received 5 rounds of chemotherapy with one more to go on August 2nd, 2018.
I´m responding very well to treatment, the tumor is apparently over 93% smaller than it´s original size. after 4 rounds of chemotherapy. It was VERY big, so big I was a few days away from it crushing my heart and causing it to stop.
I need to get radiotherapy to ensure the cancer doesn´t return BUT, radiation to the chest (mediastinum) has a high probability of causing heart disease and secondary tumors--cancers caused by radiation that pop up 10-20 years after receiving the radiotherapy.
I discovered that the most advanced form of radiotherapy is called "Proton Therapy" which reduces exposure to radiation of healthy tissue, almost eliminating the toxicity of traditional radiotherapy and it´s side-effects. There are very few places around the planet that offer it (less than 50 as far as I can tell) which makes it extremely expensive.
I´ve found a place in northeastern Italy which does it for a fraction of what it costs in the US and other places.
I need the funds ASAP so I can secure my spot, since I need to start treatment on August 16th, 2018.
I am 48 years YOUNG! and a father to a sweet, loving and smart 3 year old boy and husband to my beautiful and wise wife, and I NEED TO BE AROUND FOR MANY DECADES MORE!
I´ve spent the last 32 years of my life doing my best to help people learn how to have more fulfilling lives, and I feel like I´ve just gotten started. There´s is so much I want to do for people.
I need your help so I can be strong and healthy and better serve my wife and son, community and world at large.
THE CLOCK IS TICKING: Treatment needs to start in less than 4 weeks. Not more than 4 weeks after my last round of chemotherapy (to ensure nothing grows back, since this type of lymphoma is very fast-growing and aggressive).
I need to be at the "Centro di Protonterapia" in Trento Italy on August 16th to prepare the proess so that I can begin receiving the therapy by september 3rd, 2018. I will be in treatment for aproximately 45 days, all-in.
I will be traveling with my wife and son, we are very close knit and I need their presence and love to support me through the process.
Thank you for your generosity AND please share this with others so that they can help as well.