Saving my life; I am a 73 year old grandfather

I am a 73 year old paraplegic grandfather of two granddaughters Juliet Mae and Cosette Lilian and one grandson Brady Ellias. Juliet the eldest is four years old.

My intention is to survive the Corona virus--where I am at high risk of dying because of my age and rotten health.

++++

Please see: A New Lease on Life, The New York Times:  "Cancer patient Joel Solkoff article on his reaction to having Hodgkin's Disease and treatment he receives"

https://www.nytimes.com/1976/11/26/archives/a-new-lease-on-life.html?searchResultPosition=7

++++

As a survivor of cancer four times, most recently in January, and as a disabled man living in rural Pennsylvania (where the dangerous health care system resembles that of third world countries, the only chance of my surviving the pandemic is to leave Lycoming County and relocate to New York City.

On Friday, December 11th, I have an appointment at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City with kidney surgeon Paul Russo. Eight years ago, through his talent and vast surgical experience Dr. Russo removed the large cancerous tumor that surrounded my right kidney. Dr. Russo also rebuilt my right kidney so I am years later alive and was able to give each of my daughters away in marriage and to see my grandchildren.

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • 72 $ 
    • 1 mo
  • Anthony Visco Jr 
    • 100 $ 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • 18 $ 
    • 1 mo
  • Linda Mills 
    • 100 $ 
    • 1 mo
  • Elliott Weinstein 
    • 18 $ 
    • 1 mo
See all

Fundraising team (2)

Joel Solkoff 
Organizer
Williamsport, PA
Frankie Rasole 
Team member
  • #1 fundraising platform

    More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more