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Chuck Hurd Cancer Fund; Jointhehurd

$4,750 of $170,000 goal

Raised by 44 people in 5 months
My brother, Chuck Hurd known to some as Charlie Hurd, here with his son Harrison has been told that his liver has cancer tumors; is inoperable & is terminal according to mainstream medicine. They gave him 7 months.... But there is still "hope".

This requires alternative treatment for Chuck only available by controversial/alternative Doctors outside of California, and which his insurance will not cover most.
Chuck is unable to work full time & is selling or has sold many assets, but it will not be enough for Chuck to receive the treatment that would give him a fighting chance to save his own life.  
Aside from local chemo, his best hope is the Burzniski Clinic in Houston, Texas.  www.cancermed.com
The cost for this additional CURATIVE treatment is $17,000+++monthly.
We have been able to amass 3 months of the cost of the medicine, which totaled $70,000 per month as at the beginning none of the 3 medicines needed for Chuck could be covered by insurances as they are new and not yet approved by the FDA.
But since his 1st hospital stay since January; 2 of the 3 medicines were approved and then authorized by a new insurance company. 
And....After a couple months of use of the 3 medicines the scans done while Chuck was in hospital showed
"smaller or "necrosis" tumors meaning... 
IT'S WORKING!!! Praise GOD!!!
But...... according to the doctors we need approximately 10 months of treatment for certainty it to be effective. We have to reach our goal. Please help by donating if you possibly can... AND please send this link out to your email friends and associates and family and

post on your Facebooks!!  Click where it says share on Facebook!!!
Thank you and God bless... Christina.

PLEASE DONATE TO SAVE MY BROTHER CHUCK FROM CANCER!
Either above @ the DONATE button or send $ through PayPal.com to jointhehurd@aol.com.
Thank you!! and God bless...Christina.

PLEASE! GET THE WORD OUT THERE!!

Look here or go to 
https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/chucksprogressreport
for updates on Chuck's condition.






Please help by donating if you possibly can... AND please send this link out to your email friends and associates and family and

post on your Facebooks!! Click where it says share on Facebook!!!
Thank you and God bless... Christina.

PLEASE DONATE TO SAVE MY BROTHER CHUCK FROM CANCER!
Either above @ the DONATE button or send $ through PayPal.com to jointhehurd@aol.com.
Thank you!! and God bless...Christina.

PLEASE! GET THE WORD OUT THERE!!
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LABS AND TEST DONE!!!
WILL UPDATE TUESDAY!!!
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PET Scan all set for this Friday
This test measures activity in any tumors and measures the sizes.
Blood tests showing good
AFP down
Using non-metals/iodine type contrast that clears in 6 hours avoiding kidneys.
PRAY thanking God that what's left is minor if any!!!

Appreciated
Chuck
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What a great guy my brother is!!!! Let's save him!!!!
Cindy & her "Mad Hatter"
Chuck & Cindy on wedding day...
Harrison & his Dad @ hospital...better!!
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Update from Chuck

I hope you can send this to all your email and facebook friends family and clients.

One of the hardest things to do for me is to ask for help. It’s been remarkable the support and help we have received and really without asking. The phone calls, texts, visits and money. Thanks to all of you for the $ donations! This journey is tough on me, my wife Cindy and kids Harrison & Amy, yet with all the support from so many we know we just could not stand so erect in faith to meet the health challenge and the financial challenges that follow it. Thank you.

At this time the combined therapy is expensive but seems to be working. A combination of Chemo, Immune therapies & Antineoplaston have left the local doctors scratching there heads. There were more than ½ dozen scans done when I was in the hospital recently the 2nd time. Although these testes were for blood-clots from cancer they were revealing of the liver cancer they say I have. The reports on the images stated they saw no tumors in my liver.  My recent AFP blood tumor markers being wayyyyy down supports that. I am told I have Thyroid cancer as well and the reports stated they were smaller. And, I am feeling better and it’s still in my blood and body, the death risk hovering is pushed forward for now..

The doctors have no explanation. With the exception of Dr Burzynski in Houston. He anticipated the tumors to die or be killed or going into “necrosis” in less than 4-6 months….yet not 4-6 weeks!

Though fast,  it was risky,  but when every doctor is telling you that you have 7 months or so to live? Then a Dr. says he believes he can treat you and kill it? Well I think your response would be the same as mine.

At first we thought based on all aspects of insurances covered or not, trials, treatment options tendered by hospitals and clinics and in combination with Burzynski it was estimated about 8-10 months treatment and

The costs monthly for combination of medicines NOT paid by any insurances because they are in trials or awaiting approvals or not usually used for or approved for these types of cancers, co-pays, scans, DNA testing, deductibles etc……it’s exhausting….  @ approximately $53,000 monthly minimum. It was more. So I put a bunch of stuff for sale and sold most. We even put our own home up for sale. I’ve done well but who could anticipate this?

The God I serve says I am special. Who am I to argue? What they say I am dealing with is rare and so getting into the trials were a no go. They have no way to monitor or state what held back or cures a cancer when you have 2 or ones that are not experienced by many. Nor can they state which medication or treatment worked when 3 are being used. Was the “Great Physician” involved?...yes….I think so.

It’s very hard for me to believe that in this great country that we are usually defeated by this disease and why it’s so damn hard to get proper diagnosis and treatments with all the $ flying around pointed at it.

At that time last year Opdivo (immune-therapy) was not yet cleared by FDA. It was a 3rd line medication and insurance did not approve it the first time around. But I had to have it. The cancer tumors were aggressively growing.

Lenvatanib (Chemo) a 2nd line medication was not cleared for liver cancer either but was anticipated because it was showing great results. But I had to have it as well.

Good news is since then, both these medications are approved in our favor and we eventually have been able to get a new insurance company to pay for them both.

The Antineoplaston (PB) is notyet approved for these type cancers although trials are being conducted. Mainly for late stage brain & lung cancers. So no insurance company nor grant agency’s will pay for this treatment portion. But it’s part of the therapy and is $17,000 monthly + administration by an infusion center.

From roughly $70k monthly to $17k is a gift from God.

So we appreciate and need yours and your friends and family’s generous donations whether $50,000 or $5. It’s very humbling for a proud self-made guy to ask for something for free. Especially as we are usually the ones donating time, money or stuff for worthy causes. In this we are running out of resources.
Sending the info to people in your Email address file or Facebook then allows them to do as they feel…and you may be saving my life

 

Again,

We thank you,

 

Chuck Hurd

Chuck, Cindy, Harrison & Amy Hurd


 
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