Rob was diagnosed with stage 3 testicular cancer in 2009 at age 19. Since then he has had to undergo numerous surgeries and countless rounds of chemotherapy. He was cancer free for five years until he recently relapsed. In April 2017, he went in for a scan and tumors were found in his lungs and abdomen. In June, Rob underwent yet another surgery to remove 2/3 of his right lung. On December 7, Rob had his 6th surgery at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester to remove teratoma in his abdomen and lymph nodes. Within the next 3-5 months, he will be preparing for his 7th surgery to remove more teratoma found in his left lung.
At 27, Rob has been battling cancer for 8 years and has endured more than most people should have to in a lifetime. Rob loves to give and does so by organizing an annual Ride for the Cure event that has been raising money to donate to those with cancer at Mercy Hospital, where Rob received most of his treatments, for 7 years now and counting.
People often ask what they can do to help and support Rob. He is not one to ask for much; he is constantly giving to others and now it is our chance to give to him. The money raised will go toward previous medical bills, follow up scans and lab work, trips to Mayo, and his next surgery. Anything you are able to give is so greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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