Kyle's fight to CURE Cancer

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Raised by 285 people in 41 months
Kyle Kostic  ALLENTOWN, PA
Kyle Kostic is a 34 year old man who was born and raised in Allentown, PA.  Despite dealing with some challenging circumstances in life, as a man Kyle has taken on the role as a helper, leader, and someone who was always interested in the betterment of others. Kyle is the devoted father of two great children, coaches youth sports, has written an inspirational book, and has worked as a helping professional throughout his adult life. 

Due to recently being diagnosed with Stage IV head and neck cancer which has spread to his lymph nodes, Kyle is now in a position where he unfortunately needs to be helped. Anyone who knows Kyle knows that he is reserved, quiet and someone who would rather give than receive. The circumstances that have come with this cancer and the toll it has taken on his body during his treatment have left him no choice but to seek funding for the continuous mounting medical costs and day to day life necessities. Kyle has a positive attitude, a good spirit, and the will to get better so he can continue to be a positive contributor to the lives of others. Any help during this trying time would be extremely appreciated. 

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Update 4
Posted by Kyle Kostic
22 months ago
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Update: 3/19/17
My purpose has now changed. I have gone from attempting to fight cancer, to now attempting to cure cancer. My life has pretty much been a case study for the last two years. All of the information about my experience is posted on my blog... kylekostic.blogspot.com. I have a psychology degree. I had two bouts with Stage IV cancer. I am a writer. Who better than me? I am going to take everything I have learned and use all of the connections I have made in an attempt to cure cancer. I have quit my job and moved to California. Moving to California was out of necessity, because I need the legal medical marijuana that is there. My body needs the weather. Marijuana saved my life(see the blog). I cannot go back to my old life knowing what I now know. It is now my purpose to attempt to cure cancer. I firmly believe that a combination of Western Technology(for diagnoses, surgery), meditation(mind over matter... read my blog for details), and medical marijuana(it helps enhance the meditation) is a cure for cancer. Wherever this work takes me, I am going to go. If I need to meet a healer in Tibet, I will go. If I need to meet with a doctor anywhere in the world who is working on cancer research, I want to be able to go. I am also going to use this money to self publish my books. I estimate that each book will run me around 500 each to produce(copyright fee, Amazon fees, etc.). I will also use this money to help my daughters mother move to Los Angeles. I have poured out me life on my blog. If you have any questions as far as to who I am, my purpose, and my story... that information can be found on my blog. I have big dreams and a big goal. Anything will help. Thank you again. Love, Kyle
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Update 3
Posted by Kyle Kostic
41 months ago
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Update 2
Posted by Kyle Kostic
41 months ago
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A FEW WORDS FROM KYLE HIMSELF...

8/26/15

I wanted to take this opportunity to talk about my cancer diagnosis since the news has reached social media and a lot of people have been contacting me questioning me about my condition. I had been getting bad earaches for a while, and I wasn’t quite sure why. After going to an ear specialist the doctor noticed that I had an abnormally large lymph node. The lymph node was pressing a nerve that went to my ear, causing the pain. After having a PET scan and biopsy performed it was found to be growing abnormally due to it being cancerous. Further results indicated that the cancer had spread to my throat and neck, causing it to be categorized as a Stage IV cancer. The good news about that though is my lungs, chest, brain, and other vital organs are all cancer free.

After absorbing this information and talking to my doctor, he stated that considering I am young, healthy, don’t smoke or drink and have any other risk factors, that after going through chemotherapy and radiation treatments that I have a good chance of making a full recovery. After seeing cancer specialists in Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley and taking every bit of information into consideration, a detailed plan has been finalized and I have started my treatment. I have successfully completed one of three chemotherapy sessions and 8 of 35 radiation treatments, all while taking an extreme amount of medication daily.

During this time I just ask everyone to keep your spirits high and keep me in your prayers. Eventually I am going to reach out to each and every one individually who has contacted me. I just do not have the energy to do so right now in my current condition. I have lost 30 pounds since this process has begun. The effects of chemotherapy on the body is something no human can conceptualize unless they have actually gone through it themselves, so I won’t even begin to try to explain how it makes me feel. After my first session I had to go back to the hospital twice and was pretty much incoherent for 5 days. I have since improved to the point where I am able to compose this email, but know after my next chemotherapy treatment will more than likely be in a similar state again. The continuous daily radiation treatments are going to deteriorate my body even more making me weaker and weaker as they continue, eventually taking away my ability to swallow and allowing me to eat only through a feeding tube I had surgically inserted into my stomach. With all of those things considered, energy and rest are paramount to me, so I need to conserve it as much as I can. I will get to your emails and texts I promise. I know they are there so keep them coming.

I again want to thank everyone who has reached out to me. I am extremely humbled by the overwhelming support and some of the names I have read that have gotten in touch with me. While I currently have cancer and am going through a tough time, my spirits continue to be high. Keep yours high too. I have a plan in place that I believe in. My family is with me. I am mentally and physically tough enough to endure this challenge. I have everything I need right now. Just know that after you have stopped to take a moment to say a kind word to me, I want everyone to keep moving forward. Don’t let my condition hold you back. Continue to be happy, live life, maintain your relationships, tell people you love them, don’t hold grudges, and just be kind to everyone you can. Everyone is going through something, and you never know how impactful you can be to someone else by just being nice to them. Be good to the world, make it better for everyone else, and in turn it will become better for yourself. I love you all.
-Kyle


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Update 1
Posted by Kyle Kostic
41 months ago
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Lamar Seymour
41 months ago
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Woke up this morning to see some bad news !every day is truly a blessing. My heart! Goes out to you kyle k .a good dude hold your head stay strong!

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Tia Haskins
41 months ago

Kyle, This must be a very difficult time in your life right now.  We cannot find the words to say how saddened we are to hear about your news. We understand that, at the moment, you might wish to be alone but we just wanted you to know that we are thinking of you at this difficult time. Please let me know if there is anything we can do for you. We are praying that you have the strength and the peace to get through this tough time.   P.S. Courage does not always roar. Sometimes it's the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow. Sincerely, Lateef & Tia

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Ruth Kostic
41 months ago

Kyle I wish we could be there with you in person.My love is with you thru this time.We know you can get through this.I will see you in October

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Jasmine Allday
41 months ago

Prayers going your way I don't know you personally but you were my nephew Jesse first basketball coach #TeamWestEnd so that's something I'll never forget You seem like a great father your daughter was also on the team your story sadden me but the strong survive god wouldn't give you what you couldn't handle so as you take day by day we pray for you

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Pamela Rynearson
41 months ago

Kyle u are in my thoughts and prayers u are a strong individual n u will overcome this I'm here for u if u need anything love u

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Ishla Dowie
41 months ago

Kyle I am so happy you are keeping your spirits high...i am also surviving this horrible disease....but I kniw with God all things are possible and Jesus wants nothing more tgsn your healing. I didnt do any cancer support groups. But if u ever need to talk to someone positive who gets it bc they are surviving themselves then im here for you. I know u have a sportsman mentality so u WILL beat this! With love Ishla Dowie 484-470-9108

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Janie McIver
41 months ago

I hate to hear what is going on. Prayers for you Kyle, stay strong, stay in the fight till you win. God is a healer!

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Kimberly Hyska
41 months ago

Stay strong you got this! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

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Billy Reimert
41 months ago

Kyle sorry for the unfortunate news! Continue to keep a positive mindset and you will overcome this! Sending love.

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Stacey Cali DreamLover
41 months ago

We are keeping u in our prayers. U got this... Side b. Never forget...

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Debbie Oyarzabal
41 months ago

Praying for you Kyle. Keep fighing the fight, i know you can beat this .Thinking about you always. .BTW. Ill bring you breakfast ftom the diner when you are well enough...:-)

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Amanda Vaughn
41 months ago

Kyle...this is such sad news! I am so sorry to hear this. Please know you are in my prayers!

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Teri Burcroff Hunt
41 months ago

Good luck to you and I hope you raise all the money you need. Stay positive and I'll keep you in my prayers for healing.

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Lamar Seymour
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Woke up this morning to see some bad news !every day is truly a blessing. My heart! Goes out to you kyle k .a good dude hold your head stay strong!

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Tia Haskins
41 months ago

Kyle, This must be a very difficult time in your life right now.  We cannot find the words to say how saddened we are to hear about your news. We understand that, at the moment, you might wish to be alone but we just wanted you to know that we are thinking of you at this difficult time. Please let me know if there is anything we can do for you. We are praying that you have the strength and the peace to get through this tough time.   P.S. Courage does not always roar. Sometimes it's the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow. Sincerely, Lateef & Tia

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Ruth Kostic
41 months ago

Kyle I wish we could be there with you in person.My love is with you thru this time.We know you can get through this.I will see you in October

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Jasmine Allday
41 months ago

Prayers going your way I don't know you personally but you were my nephew Jesse first basketball coach #TeamWestEnd so that's something I'll never forget You seem like a great father your daughter was also on the team your story sadden me but the strong survive god wouldn't give you what you couldn't handle so as you take day by day we pray for you

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Pamela Rynearson
41 months ago

Kyle u are in my thoughts and prayers u are a strong individual n u will overcome this I'm here for u if u need anything love u

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Ishla Dowie
41 months ago

Kyle I am so happy you are keeping your spirits high...i am also surviving this horrible disease....but I kniw with God all things are possible and Jesus wants nothing more tgsn your healing. I didnt do any cancer support groups. But if u ever need to talk to someone positive who gets it bc they are surviving themselves then im here for you. I know u have a sportsman mentality so u WILL beat this! With love Ishla Dowie 484-470-9108

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Janie McIver
41 months ago

I hate to hear what is going on. Prayers for you Kyle, stay strong, stay in the fight till you win. God is a healer!

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Kimberly Hyska
41 months ago

Stay strong you got this! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

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Billy Reimert
41 months ago

Kyle sorry for the unfortunate news! Continue to keep a positive mindset and you will overcome this! Sending love.

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Stacey Cali DreamLover
41 months ago

We are keeping u in our prayers. U got this... Side b. Never forget...

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Debbie Oyarzabal
41 months ago

Praying for you Kyle. Keep fighing the fight, i know you can beat this .Thinking about you always. .BTW. Ill bring you breakfast ftom the diner when you are well enough...:-)

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Amanda Vaughn
41 months ago

Kyle...this is such sad news! I am so sorry to hear this. Please know you are in my prayers!

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Teri Burcroff Hunt
41 months ago

Good luck to you and I hope you raise all the money you need. Stay positive and I'll keep you in my prayers for healing.

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