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SRDLV #knuckles4rob

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Raised by 52 people in 5 months
36350684_1548259700976408_r.jpegA lot of you know Rob as SIKRIDES, or the man behind SRDLV custom RC shop in Las Vegas. What some of you may not know is Rob was recently diagnosed with Stage 3c Rectal Cancer.
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My name is Tay - most of you know me as the boss lady. Together, Rob and I have 4 children. Ian is a Senior at UNR studying Electrical Engineering. Sierra graduated last year and is following in Rob’s footsteps working in the I&D industry. Alexis is a junior and Andrew is a freshman.
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About SRDLV

We were an accident. Rob started at home because of his love for RC’s. He sold our sik knuckles all over the world.

We’ve since taken his hobby and built our little empire over the last few years and it has now become our only source of income. 
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I’m starting this campaign because we cannot get through this fight alone. Rob was a teamster local 631 for almost 20 years, but can no longer do the work. Doctors said expect a tough year. 

36350684_1548260155510548_r.jpegRob is the face and backbone of our business, he’s ‘THE MAN’, and cancer has stolen his creativity and strength to be at the shop physically. He has radiation 5 days a week with matching chemo twice a day. Not to mention all the new doctors we get to go see together.

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I can’t tell you how hard it is to fill his shoes. I don’t have the RC knowledge that he bleeds. I can’t do the repairs or the custom work that he does, and that has impacted us tremendously. 

So while the focus should be on Rob’s health, I spend a lot of my time stressed out trying to figure out how to keep our doors open and a roof over our heads. 

The more people that we can reach collectively, the easier it will be to get the help we desperately need. I know I can’t do this alone. Please share this with your friends. Every dollar will help. 

Please help me keep the shop open and Rob’s spirits high. 

To all who have lost someone or has or had cancer, gentle hugs to each of you and your family

Thank you for any donations.
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For those following, Rob’s friends Mark & Kim flew us to the UK for a once in a lifetime trip. We were gone for 2 weeks, spent time in London, Norwich, and visited Amsterdam, Germany, and Denmark. We’re back!!

Reality sucks, but we had such a great time! Thank you for making it possible!

We owe huge thank you’s to both Kim & Mark for hosting, Dustin, Jon, & Vianes for keeping the shop doors open, Scott S for keeping our fb pages going, and our family and kids for not burning the house down and keeping Mia alive!

If you haven’t shared our go fund me in a while - please do, we need all the help we can get.

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
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First and foremost - thank you all for your donations. We’re struggling big time, but having this campaign has definitely helped out!
Rob has finished his daily chemo and radiation and is now in a “wait and heal” period.
The plan is to get more imaging in a month, a before/after comparison to see how well his body responded to treatments. This is when he will be re-staged. He’s currently advanced stage 3 with lymph node involvement. Please continue praying and helping in any way you can.
When the first pet scan was done, there was mention of nodules in his upper and lower lobe of his left lung. There was no more talk about them, so we figured no big deal.
Well, radiation doctor reminded us of them a couple weeks ago, and the surgeon reminded us on Thursday.
The talk is that the pet scan lit the nodules up... and the radioactive isotope used in the scan wouldn’t have lit them up if they weren’t cancer.
The harsh reality was then presented to us that having surgery to remove the tumor and his rectum may not improve Rob’s quality of life.
If in fact the nodules in his lungs are cancer, he would be upstaged to incurable stage 4.

The surgeon told us to use this time to go live our lives, to travel and do what we want, while we can. It was an unsettling conversation to say the least.

Take care of yourselves friends and family - eat right, protect yourself from environmental factors, and educate yourself about what you can do to stay healthy.

Life is so short.


Tay
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Doctors have been very upfront with us from the start. Everything they’ve said so far (with the exception of hand/foot) has been accurate.
Tumor pain has subsided somewhat, but the side effects from radiation have taken Rob’s pain to a whole new level. I can’t imagine what the next three weeks are going to feel like for him.
That being said, we could use your help.

Since he can no longer physically work as a teamster and we had to close our other business AND now all his custom jobs are being put on hold, we’re struggling.

There’s new expenses that come with his cancer too. Medications that aren’t covered under his insurance and all the over the counter ones I keep buying hoping to find some sort of relief for his pain.

Then there’s driving to Henderson to see his oncologist and to Summerlin hospital everyday for radiation. All these little things are adding up.

You can donate anonymously, every $5 helps.
It’ll add up just like all these little expenses have been. We appreciate it.

Thank you for your support and following our updates. Have a good week and hug your loved ones.

Tay & Rob
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Back at it! Weekends never felt so good! This is where radiation happens Monday - Friday. Last night was rough, the anxiety of having to do this all over again always kicks in. He was up at 2am in the bath to help with pain, stressing...The brief reprieve over the weekend is never long enough.

If you haven’t shared this with your friends, please do so. Let them know who/why it’s important to you. With so many gofundme campaigns, they’re often overlooked.

Thank you
Rob & Tay

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