Save Our Uncle Robert From Cancer

Our uncle Robert (Wright) recently admitted to us that his prostate cancer has come back and is growing rapidly. He was not going to tell us, because he can't afford the treatment without insurance, and he didn't want us to worry.   He was first diagnosed in 2009, and underwent Proton Beam Therapy at Loma Linda in California.  It was a truly positive life-changing experience, and we believed successful.  However, the cancer has returned. 

This past year his PSA has doubled and his 3D MRI's show a new tumor in the lower right quadrant of his prostate.  It is crucial to treat this before it metastasizes and escapes into his bones and blood where it will surely kill him.

After researching treatment options, he determined his best option is HIFU (high intense frequent ultrasound), that was approved by the FDA last year for use in the USA. It has been very successful outside the US for many years, and is one of the few treatment options for prostate cancer after unsuccessful radiation therapy. Unfortunately, his medical insurance (that he pays $350 a month for) will not cover the treatment, which costs $25,000.

We recently lost our other uncle (his brother) to cancer in November. No one in our family has ever had cancer until these two brothers, and both of them just in their fifties.   Rob is not the kind of person to ask for help, so we are asking for him.  Please help save our Uncle's life, and get him the treatment that he needs to beat this cancer!

We are hoping to raise $25,000 by the end of January, or as soon as possible to cover the cost of HIFU treatment.   Any donation, no matter how small, is appreciated more than you can ever know.  Please consider helping our amazing and loving Uncle, he is the best!  A true, good man. One who is always there to help others.  This time, we want to help him.

Donations (51)

  • Bill Rohret
    • $50 
    • 6 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Kelli Donahue
Vancouver, WA
Robert Wright

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