Early 2019 came around and Mikey found himself coughing more than usual. He was diagnosed with pneumonia, and in April 2019 Mikey found blood accompanying his cough. After many tests, consultations, and doctor appointments, Mikey was hit with the heavy news and diagnosis of Stage 3 Lung Cancer.
He has 2 masses - one in his lungs and another on his lymph nodes. One of the masses is close to his esophagus causing Mikey much pain and his coughs have caused muscle strains around his chest and ribs.
The doctors have told Mikey that he has a 30-40% chance survival rate of beating this cancer, but this has not brought Mikey down.
If you know Mikey, he is keeping his spirits high and joking his way around preparing for treatment.
We are reaching out to you to help Mikey through this battle. The doctors have taken an aggressive approach and he will be starting radiation and chemotherapy next week (May 20) everyday for the next 8 weeks. The doctors have put him on medical leave for the next 12 months for treatment and recovery.
Mikey has the kindest heart along with his entertaining sarcastic remarks =) For the past 9 years I've known Mikey, he has ALWAYS offered to buy people lunch, support all kid's fundraisers, buy friends and family member's kids the BEST Christmas/Birthday gifts, and always takes his loved ones out to eat for special occasions. As his close friend I am reaching out to you to come together and give back to help Mikey the same way he has helped us all.
The funds raised will help Mikey with everyday expenses such as rent, food, transportation to the hospital, and any/all medical expenses incurred during the next 12 months. This will also help cover the cost of vitamins and supplements for his strength and overall wellness, and any other holistic/natural remedies to help ease Mikey's pain.
Any amount helps, but most of all please keep Mikey in your thoughts and prayers as he embarks on this journey to beat cancer. If you would like to visit Mikey, deliver him food (especially ICE CREAM), or help in any other way you can reach out to him directly, or Zara can help arrange too.
You are much appreciated!
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