Larry's Quest to Walk Fund
￼￼ ￼￼ ￼My name is Larry Duenas and I am a 4-time Cancer Survivor! I was first diagnosed with Synovial Cell Sarcoma back in 1998 when I was 25 years old. I had a tumor behind my left knee in the soft tissue. I was given aggressive Chemotherapy, Radiation, and surgeries. Since then my Cancer has come back 3 additional times, in 2001, 2005, and most recently in 2014. My 3 reoccurrence’s came with additional Chemotherapy, Radiation, surgeries, and ultimately the amputation of my left leg six inches above my knee. The road to recovery has been a long and difficult one. I have been working with traditional socket systems off and on for well over 10 years, with no success. My residual limb is very short and the best hope for a usable leg is an implant procedure called 0sseointegration. This procedure consists of hammering a titanium metal rod into my femur and essentially extending my femur bone (see attached video). There is no socket! I am an excellent candidate for the procedure and have been researching this technology for a long time now. Unfortunately, the surgery is not yet performed here in the United States, but many successful surgeries have been preformed overseas. So, I am trying to raise the funds to go to the Netherlands and have the Dutch Team perform my surgery. It costs about $70,000. That will cover the surgical procedure, hospital stay, and room & board during the recovery and rehabilitation process. If you are able, please consider donating. I am currently a full-time single father. Having Osseointegration surgery would allow me to live the life I desire. I would no longer be confined to what I can do on crutches. It would allow me to walk again!! I would be able to obtain meaningful employment, coach football again, and simple things like holding my little twin girl’s hands when they cross the street, or play catch with my boy. This is a once in a lifetime chance. Please send any donation, a prayer, or words of encouragement. All are appreciated and considered a wonderful gift. Please also share the link to this page, so that I can get the word out. Thank you very much!!￼ ￼ ￼+ Read More
Hello ladies and gentlemen. There have been some developments regarding my quest to walk. I will no longer be going to Australia for my Osseointegration surgery. I have found a better opportunity and I will be going to the Netherlands to have the Dutch perform my surgery! The procedure will be exactly the same and the cost for the surgery is going to be less, which will make my dream of walking again a reality that much sooner. So please donate and and share my gofundme page. Also I would like to announce that I will be having a turn around trip planned to Vegas or San Diego sometime in March. I will keep you all posted with details once I receive more information. Thank you!!!
Larry Fest is tonight!!! Can't wait!!!!!
Looking forward to sharing my story with the St. Francis Alumni Association Tuesday February 6th! Hopefully this will take my campaign to the next level.
Check out this video! This man had Osseointegration surgery. I'm next!! Please help me realize my goal!