Rich Kwiatkowski’s Health Care Fund

33477444_1538656149433544_r.jpeg3 years ago Doctors told Rich he may never return to painting again, let alone walk for at least a year after a freak accident damaged his leg.  He in returned showed the doctors after 7 months that he could walk and returned to painting.  Nothing stopped Rich once he returned to work.  There were good days and bad days. Days where his leg looked as though it was ready to explode, but when he had a job there was no stopping him. 3 years later after the fight of never giving up no matter how bad his leg would get, he just wasn’t feeling well. After finally going to the doctors he was told he has cancer.   Testicular cancer which is in his lymph nodes next to his kidney and in his lungs.
Today, Thursday 10/4/18, Rich will be heading into surgery so they can remove the testicle and will put a stent in to open his kidney hoping for better function.  He starts chemo on the 22nd for a week and then has 3 weeks off.  They are thinking he may have to have 4 rounds at this time.  He will be laid up for at least 6 months.   Rich will not be able to show the Doctors this time. He will need all our prayers and support. He is a strong man and he’s got this.
 If you know anything about Rich he hates asking for help.  He would much rather have everything pile up and then bust his but when he heals. The expense of traveling back and forth and the bills piling up and Christmas right around the corner, and being out of work for the minimum of 6 months is only going to create more stress, something that doesn’t get along well with cancer. 
Thank you for everything you are doing and for all the prayers. We greatly appreciate it. I will make sure to update tomorrow on his progress as I hear.
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Diana Dee 
Raised $275 from 5 donations
Cheboygan, MI
Beth Handy 
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