Glenn Campbell Final Projects Fund

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On July 4, 2018, Glenn Campbell suffered a seizure and blackout while driving a small RV across Colorado. Fortunately, the accident was minor. CT scans the same day revealed major metastasized cancer—a bolt out of the blue he never suspected. Far from being discouraged, Glenn is now deeply focused on accomplishing as much as possible in whatever time he has left. He has health insurance, and a full cure is a strong possibility. Your donation can help fund his basic expenses and help him complete key creative projects, including an important book, "Demographic Doom".

This form of cancer, high-grade lymphoma, is highly aggressive but also highly treatable compared to other cancers. Initial diagnosis on July 4 revealed malignancies in his brain, chest, abdomen and kidneys, but active in-hospital chemotherapy in Boston is improving the situation. It is possible he will be fully cured by October. (And of course it is possible he won't be.)

For 10 years, Glenn earned his living as a cross country driver. On July 4, he had a seizure (the first of his life) and blacked out at the wheel while driving in Colorado. The damage from the accident was minor, but rescuers had to break a window to get him out, and he remained unconscious until inside the ambulance. He was taken to a hospital in Grand Junction, where CT scans revealed extensive malignancies in his head and chest. Glenn had no warning of cancer apart from a 2-month mystery illness when he lost his appetite and seemed to be getting weaker. He is now back in Massachusetts pursuing treatment with a specialized team at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, probably one of the best in the world for this kind of cancer. He is experiencing no significant pain and remains  highly productive.

NOTE: Glenn is not interested in alternative treatments for cancer, so please don't offer them. He intends to follow the highly competent advice of his conventional medical team at Beth Israel.

Most medical expenses will be paid by health insurance, subject to a high $2500 annual deductible. After the seizure, it clear he cannot drive again for the remainder of 2018, which means he has lost his main source of income. His living expenses are modest, but he does need help making ends meet.

Glenn is highly energized by his new life circumstances and is working continuously to address their practical and creative challenges. Every day, he is posting reports and creative content to Facebook at   http://Facebook.com/BadDalaiLama - The same posts are presented in a more organized form at  http://glenn-campbell.com/cancer/

Glenn is inspired, not discouraged, and he recognizes this could be his finest hour. Of high importance to him is securing his digital legacy so his websites and creative works persist after he is gone, and he wants to complete important projects like his book "Demographic Doom" ( http://DemographicDoom.com ).  See his video above for an overview of his funding campaign and why, for the first time in his life, he is asking for money. Many other essays and projects are in the pipeline,  all of which will be posted first on his  public Facebook page.

These are the sort  of things your pledge may help fund while Glenn is still alive:

— Meeting the $2500 annual deductible required before health insurance takes over. (Repeated again in January if he survives into 2019.)
— Making his $600 monthly health insurance payment.
— Co-pays and miscellaneous medical expenses.
— Routine monthly expenses like his cellphone and minimum credit card payments.
— Monthly website expenses.
— Other normal living expenses.

In the unlikely event Glenn fails to survive his cancer, residual donations may be used to...

— Maintain his websites in perpetuity (at less than $100/mo)
— Preserve physical remnants of his Area 51 days in a California storage unit (less than $100/mo)
— Attend to final expenses.

As of July 25, Glenn is experiencing no significant pain (and hasn't since July 7). He remains physically weak and is slow on his feet, but he is fully productive in bed. His sensory reactions are a little slow, but he feels his brain is still 100% functional — and he's using it! From morning 'til night and beyond, he is in full on-line production mode, aggressively generating "content". As long as his mind is sharp, you can expect him to be highly productive— more so than before the accident. Since he has no distractions at present, every moment will be spent writing and planning. He won't let up until physical circumstances force him to.

Donors must accept the oddities and ambiguities of Glenn's situation. His is NOT the neediest cancer case. He is covered by health insurance and has a good chance of a full recovery. He is also ENJOYING his cancer treatment experience, seeing it more as an educational vacation than a death sentence. You shouldn't imagine Glenn writhing in pain, because so far he hasn't experienced any. He certainly isn't distressed by his surprise cancer diagnosis, and you shouldn't be either. 

For an organized chronicle of Glenn's medical condition and links to his prolific post-diagnosis creativity, see  http://glenn-campbell.com/cancer/
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