Proton Therapy to Protect my Heart!

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. 

Peter Felsmann 

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