Zach Needs Our Help!

Zach has had the odds stacked against him before, but this time he’s fighting for his life - against cancer. He is only 30 years old.

Zachary was born 15 weeks premature at 25 weeks gestation. He weighed 1# 15 oz and had a long hard road. He spent 515 days in the NICU before finally coming home. The doctors had no idea what Zach's future held but he graduated from high school and now works at a local grocer store as a bagger.

On June 6th 2013 Zach fainted at home.  The doctor ordered a CT scan and they found a cancerous mass on his right side. Zachary’s health has always been fragile, but now after more than 5 years of fighting Stage IV colon cancer, all standard treatments have failed and clinical trials have fallen through.

There is a new chemo drug to try that is not intended for colon cancer, but Zach has no other options at this point. The biggest issue is the chemo isn’t covered and in Chicago none of the copays would be covered. He would have treatments weekly.

Zach is really scared and just wants that cancer stopped. He has a lot of living to do.  Please help me to help Zach’s family the only way I can besides prayer: by reducing the cost of this treatment option with your donations.  If you know of clinical trials that might have room and might be right for Zach, please send that information as well.  The entire Salewski family is so very strong, but they could really use some extra support.
  • Carrie Steinke 
    • $30 
    • 33 mos
  • Lauren Underhill 
    • $250 
    • 33 mos
  • Judith Zilles 
    • $50 
    • 33 mos
  • Mary Harper 
    • $50 
    • 33 mos
  • Susan Uhlar 
    • $50 
    • 33 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Debbie Schwab 
De Pere, WI
Sue Salewski 
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