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Keeping Our Health Insurance/Fighting Cancer Costs

$1,765 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 14 people in 3 months

As so many of you who know me are personally aware,  I have always generously given to and supported the fundraising efforts and needs of an extraordinary number of charities (over 125 of them), schools, temples, churches, hospitals, foundations, etc..as well as individuals and the community at large.  Folks knew they could always call upon me and always count on me for support.

Thank you to each of you for your kind words letting me know the countless number of lives I have positively effected and helped make a difference for.


I am reaching out now because I am in an urgent and dire desperate financial circumstance as medical costs have exhausted all savings.


The past two years has been a very painful and overwhelming experience…filled with much hardship and immense suffering in many many ways including my finally leaving a long-time abusive work environment.


Two years ago my 10 year old son, Morgan, was in ICU for 7 days in a near diabetic coma.  There are continuing costs regarding his medical needs and insurance does not begin to cover all costs.  

At this time, I need to get him an insulin pump. This will greatly greatly help his ongoing diabetes treatment and allow him to feel more like a kid again… And to feel more like all of his friends and the kids around him in school etc.

He has an amazing soul and spirit and my 12 year old daughter Megan has been extraordinary!


One year ago, my wife had a sudden diagnosis of stage III cancer.   This is picture was taken the week before the diagnosis.

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Eva recently returned home from the hospital after her second cancer surgery. There were several complications during the surgery and internal bleeding afterwards...she is in pain but stable.  

There has been so much trauma associated with Stage III cancer…My kids ask "will mom be ok"..."are you ok, Dad" and  "will mom live" and "how long is mom going to live?"  I stay as steady and strong as possible for all of them.


Now the tremendous costs of continued treatment, aftercare and health insurance continue.  The skyrocketing cost of health insurance (a 36% increase last year and 47% increase this year) has been overwhelming.   It is now increasing another 9%


The costs not covered by insurance…just for prescriptions, for example, has been many many thousands and thousands and thousands of dollars...(chemo medication and other medicinal supplies for my wife and for my son) have been astronomical.


Clearly, I need to maintain and keep our health insurance (bills have run over $250, 000)…and to have a reliable vehicle...


I am fighting hard to keep our home… To put food on the table… To keep the power and utilities on… Etc.


EVERY DOLLAR DONATED MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE NOW TO ME AND MY FAMILY. 


I and my family desperately and urgently immediately need your help,  just as I have helped and touched so many thousands upon thousands of lives.


Thank you for your kindness and for your caring.  


We are very very grateful and your support is making all the difference in the world.

Steve, Eva, Megan and Morgan
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With your help, this year can begin with smiles on my kids faces...and a bit of relief for my wife and for me.

After her last surgery a month ago and two additional procedures at Ucla in the last two weeks for her Stage III cancer, i am most importantly needing to keep our health insurance, get a reliable vehicle and pay the continuing and growing after care costs following her recent surgery and procedures.

All donations are truly helpful at this crucial time. I am very grateful for your kindness
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Thank you so very much for the kindness of those of you that have donated. It is crucial that we keep our health insurance and your thoughtful support is making all the difference in the world with your donations
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With your help, this year can begin with smiles on my kids faces...and a bit of relief for my wife and for me. I am most importantly needing to keep our health insurance, get a reliable vehicle and pay the continuing and growing after care costs following her recent surgery and procedures. All donations are truly helpful at this crucial time. I am very grateful for your kindness
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With your help, this year can begin with smiles on my kids faces...and a bit of relief for my wife and for me.

I am most importantly needing to keep our health insurance, get a reliable vehicle and pay the continuing and growing after care costs following her recent surgery and procedures.

All donations are truly helpful at this crucial time. I am very grateful for your kindness
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