Help Ross overcome Pancreatic Cancer

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Raised by 299 people in 8 months
I'm Nina and I'm fundraising for my 38 year old husband's life. 
It all began in August 2018 with a slight comment from a friend that, "Ross looks quiet poorly this morning". After dismissing it briefly and assuring all that he feels fine, we got on with our day without further thought on the matter. The following days I noticed he was quite tired and fatigued but again, we had been working hard and it went unnoticed for a week or so. Finally one morning, I looked at him and noticed that his face and eyes were very Jaundiced. He made an appointment with the doctor immediately which in turn was referred to Accident and Emergency the very same morning.
 After months of multiple misdiagnosis and stressful hospital stents, on the 19th of October 2018, Ross was finally diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. 
The news came as a huge shock. It was at first very difficult to comprehend. Doctors were brief and deferred any useful questions to the expertise of the next specialist, the surgeon, which in turn left us in the lurch for another few days.
After a weekend of emotions, fear, regret, and trying to come to terms with the news as well as breaking it to family and friends we met with his surgeon on Monday morning. 

We were told the tumor is operable but comes at a cost. Whipple surgery in which they remove the gallbladder, quarter of his stomach, duodenum and the head of the pancreas.  The surgery was on the 30th October 2018 he had some complications but all round it
went as well as can be expected.
After we returned home we did research on pancreatic Cancer
and what we researched was frightening. The Survival Rate According to the American Cancer Society, for all stages of pancreatic cancer combined, the one-year relative Survival Rate is 20%, and the five-year rate is just 7%. That means that only 7 out of 100 people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer will survive 5 years!!! This was terrifying news to both of us and not being happy with what the oncologist had to offer, went for a second opinion which had a higher survival rate. We refused to simply become another statistic when medicine is on the brink of so many breakthroughs for cancer research. Because of these  bleak outcomes, we have decided to seek out what the latest medical research has to offer, lifesaving CAR-T-Cell therapy which comes at a very high cost but it will drastically improve his odds of survival. This treatment is not available in Ireland so we must now plan the long trip to Thailand and arrange for the treatment as well recuperation and healing pre and post treatment. 

This is a modern approach to treating cancer and is NOT available in Ireland. This could be LIFE-SAVING for thousands of patients and could lead the way for others. 

Time is of the essence and we need these fund so as to move forward and give Ross a greater chance at life!

Ross is a very caring  loving husband and father who always wants people around him to be happy even at his own expense, Anyone who has met Ross knows him to be very giving of his time and energy.  I know for a fact that Ross has touched the lives of many in very positive ways. 

Ross and I are like all other couples, we have dreams for the future and things we want to do before we die, we never expected that at the age of 38 our dreams could be destroyed by this cruel Disease.

Without funding Ross will not get this lifesaving therapy and our family's future will be very uncertain.
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Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Ours was pretty peaceful this year! Again, I'm completely overwhelmed by the support I've gotten from family and friends, near and far. 39 donations and a sum of €3176 has enabled me to proceed with the first step towards my treatment. I will shortly be arranging I.V. infusions to help boost my immune system before ultimately receiving Immunotherapy in Bangkok but I cannot receive this first of many treatments without achieving a minimum of €32.000. This incl. the clinic's treatment cost, stem cell storage, travel, accommodation and living expenses for 7-8 weeks. I'm now appealing to those who have yet not donated, just as little as €5 will give me a huge advantage in achieving my first treatment cost. There is also an option (when donating) to remain ANONYMOUS. I know most people would not want their name to be seen and this option makes sure that it is NOT publicly displayed. So I implore, please help me seek alms so I can achieve my goal. HUGE THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HAVE DONATED. LOVE AND HUGS TO YOU ALL
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Chemotherapy will have LITTLE or NO effect on preventing the spread of my type of Cancer.
(Just making this very clear as I'm asked this question all the time and the negatives completely outweigh the positives in this instance).
I'm completely overwhelmed by the generous support I'm getting on here. Can't believe how giving people are. On the other hand, I'm busy compiling a list of correspondence and prices from the clinic to JUSTIFY as to why I need the funds I'm looking for. This will be found in "updates" on the gofundme page. It is quite a complicated process and takes time. I have opted for Immunotherapy: NK Cell Banking & Treatments which includes prevention treatments which target Pancreatic Cancer. I just want to make it very clear to people who don't quite understand my situation. STEVE JOBS had Pancreatic Cancer. His Cancer was a rare Neuroendocrine Tumor which gave him a 70-80% chance of 5 year survival. My cancer was an Adenocarcinoma which gives my 5 year survival a meager 7%. Have a read!
It's all about preventing my cancer coming back. The treatment I need is going to be long term and ongoing. I hope this explains or maybe justifies my GoFundMe campaign.
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Hi everyone! As you all know we've been through some testing times of late and now the time has come to start thinking about curative and preventative action against this monstrous nasty disease but alas, this comes at a cost. Now we need your help to get Ross the treatment he needs.I beg you all to please LIKE & SHARE this page as well as help with any donation you can afford no matter how little. Thanks for reading and we appreciate your support
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