Fadi Qussous Cancer Fighting Fund

My wife Rana and I got married in 2003. We have 3 beautiful children, Bassam, Yasmeen, and Laith. My oldest son Bassam was diagnosed with a form of autism called Asperger and ADHD when he was 3 years old. My youngest son was born with cerebral palsy as he was born premature in July of 2011 and stayed in the NICU for a month. He has spastic quadrapiligia and is non verbal. Then in July of 2014, I got diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called Paraganglioma. The tumor was 14 cm x 11 cm in my pelvis and abdomen. I got emergency surgery in August of 2014 to remove the large tumor which took a team of doctors 16 hours to remove it. They gave me a colostomy, and removed a kidney and part of my intestines. 3 weeks after my first surgery, a doctor tried to remove the drains from my body so I can go home and recover, but he nicked one of my veins and I almost bled out to my death. They caught me right in time and had to stay in the hospital for another 3 weeks.

Six months after, I went to the hospital to reverse my colostomy and one hour before the surgery, they said my tumor came back. Initially they told me it was not aggressive and it would not come back or spread. Two weeks later, I went in for surgery again, and after a 9 hour surgery I woke up in the ICU to recover. Three months later, I started chemotherapy. I did 3 rounds of chemotherapy, that made me so sick that I had to stay in the hospital after every round of chemotherapy. Then I did 25 sessions of radiation therapy. All these made me very sick. In January of 2016, the cancer spread to my clavicle and my lungs. I'm taking more chemotherapy to try and stop the cancer. I don't work and my wife is a stay at home care taker for me and the kids who are special needs.
This is to help with the medical and every day life of our family. We pray that God will heal us and all the sick. Thank you all who can help and God bless.
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Fadi Qussous 
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Dayton, OH
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