Scott's Melanoma Fight

My brother Scott Richardson is struggling with his fight against Aggressive Melanoma Stage IV cancer. Scott had a mole on his calf removed that unfortunately tested positive for melanoma. Shortly after the diagnoses, Scott sat with a team of doctors who decided on the best treatment option(s) available to him, their decision took Scott up to Ann Arbor.
Scott arrived up at the University of Michigan Cancer Center back in April of 2016 to under go a 4 hour surgery that turned into 7 1/2. During this surgery, the doctors removed more lymph nodes from his cancer infected leg all the way into his groin. The depth of this surgery procedure did not stop at the groin, the doctors also removed lymph nodes up in Scotts abdomen, and from his back, also performing a skin graft.
My brother remained up in Ann Arbor for a week following his surgery. On the day of his discharge, Scott came home with drainage tubes hanging from his abdomen that had to be cared for and measured daily. Scotts skin graft also required extensive care in order to prevent infection. Scott also endured daily shots in his hips to prevent any clots forming.
Scott did return visits up in Ann Arbor for his cancer treatment, however the treatment(s)did not work. Due to Scotts insurance, the cancer treatment center up in Ann Arbor could no longer treat him, thus sending Scott to treat his cancer here in Toledo. Scotts cancer has continued to be non-responsive causing his health to further deteriorate, preventing him from doing what all of us take for My brother has worked for Carters Carpets & Vinyl for over 25 years. However these past few weeks have taken a toll and his ability to pay for his health insurance, medicine, and other expenses have come to a fast hault. Scott is the type of man who would never ask for help, much less openly cry from his pain, my brother is hurting!
It is because my brother is too prideful asking for help that I am doing it on behalf of him, for him. Scott is very much in need of any monetary help. I am also asking for cards to be sent in order to lift his spirits while he continues this fight.

Scott Richardson
1883 Atwood
Toledo, Ohio. 43615
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