One Last Chance

So first off I’d like to let everyone know this is not something I want to do, but more like something I have to do. 

For those that don’t know me, my name is TJ Snyder. I am from Owosso, MI I’m 29, married to the woman of my dreams and worlds best dad according to my 4 year old little girl.

My story has never been an easy one, but it has always been interesting. I have been through more in my lifetime than most people ever will. When I was 19 after months of scans I was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer called Ewings Sarcoma. About 18 months and 1 Rib later the doctors told me I was good to go and to enjoy life. Unfortunately another 18 months would go by and I would be back in the hospital discussing losing my left arm. That would continue to be the case for the next 7 years, off an on, just when I thought I was safe something would show up on my scans again and it would be back to the treatments. After 10 years of chemo and radiation I have worked non stop to try to live a normal life, pay medical bills, and create and support a family. Every time the cancer was gone it would return sooner than the last. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results, and it seems thats what we have done. Same treatments, same relapse. This time however things got a little worse, this time the cancer came back in my spine. Personally, I believe that some companies may not care if my daughter grows up with a dad or not, but only about their yearly bonus and therefor focus more on “treating” than on “curing.” Well to me it does matter. I finished radiation on my hip and femur only 5 weeks before making this and finding out it was back and in my spine. I don't know how long it will be before the next relapse happens but honestly I really don't want to find out.

So I learned of a clinic with a very high success rate in not just treating but curing diseases like mine. Obviously, however, things like this come with a cost. I’m taking one last big stand against this disease, and going to give it everything I can. If a place like this cant help me, chances are no place can. The facility is called the Invita Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ. I have talked to people that owe their lives to this place and have first hand accounts of the treatment it provides.

The cost just to go there for my first consultation will be between $8,000-$10,000. Once they have ran their tests and gotten the information they need they will develop a custom regimen designed specifically for my body. The cost of that will be between $60,000-$100,000 and I will have to stay there for the entire 2-3 month treatment.

If it weren't for the grace of God blessing me with a family and getting me this far I wouldn’t fell in my heart that I have to keep going. I know God’s plan is for me to keep living and become a walking testimony to Him and have the ability to bless others.

I’m posting this to ask anyone who reads it, to please share my story, and if they feel it in their heart to help me put up the last fight I’ll ever need to against this disease and get one more Win against cancer. Not for me, but for my wife Taylor and my daughter Rylee to try to spare them the grief and pain that comes with losing a loved one too soon.

$10,000 = All labs, tests, ect. to know HOW to treat it

$100,000 = 2-3 months of treatments aimed at curing me completely

I will still have to provide my own lodging, living expenses, and transportation while in AZ so anything in excess of what is needed will help with that while my current income will also be spent keeping my mortgage and car payment current. Anything left over will go to St. Judes Children's Hospital to pay for treatments and care because no parent deserves to see their child go though that.

I appreciate you for taking the time to read this. Please share and if possible contribute as well.

TJ, Taylor, and Rylee

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Jane Plashek 
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