Les Battles Lymphoma

$20,070 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 221 people in 12 months
Ana Rivera
on behalf of Lester Macabasco
 Irwindale, CA
On December 19, 2016 our beloved Lester of only 28 years of age was diagnosed with 'Advanced Stage Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma'. This variant of Hodgkin's Lymphoma has a diffused large B-Cell and is a very aggressive cancer of the blood. After 6 excruciatingly long months of unexplainable pain, 40 pound weight loss, and frequent visits to the Emergency Rooms & Urgent Cares in his area - his puzzling discomfort was finally solved; it was cancer. Lester acted as quickly as possible, and is currently in the second state of his treatment. Treatments at this point are divided into 6 different 'rounds' of Chemotherapy called R-EPOCH. Masses of cancer were found all over his body, and the treatments to eliminate these require him to be hospitalized for 5-6 days in a row, per round. During these week-long rounds, he is hooked up to Chemo lines 24 hours a day, receiving unrelenting (and extremely uncomfortable) treatment. Due to the severe side-effects of his Chemo treatment, Lester is unable to work at this time. Despite the ambiguity of his situation, his employment filed him for short-term disability before his diagnosis was even known, and only approved him for 30 days worth of pay. Since Lester is 2 months away from his 1 year mark of employment, they also chose to take him off payroll. This, of course, excludes him from receiving medical insurance through his company. Lester is now completely responsible for his medical bills, co-pays, and to satisfy the out of pocket maximum for both 2016 & 2017. This is the hardest situation our family has ever faced, and we will be eternally grateful for any help that we receive at this time. My heart shatters every time I see Lester in this debilitated state. We have a one year old daughter that cries 'mama' when she doesn't get to go home to her parents because they're at the hospital and I have him, the love of my life, telling me that he's afraid. I am currently employed full time and attempting to split myself in 3. As his caregiver, girlfriend, and mother of his child - I ask not only for financial help, but for support through prayer and positivity to help us get through this emotional and trying time to get our Lester healthy and home to his 1 year old daughter - who is taking this the hardest of all. The look of sadness on her face when she receives unfamiliar rejection as she raises her tiny arms to be held by her Dada is absolutely heartbreaking. Any show of support to our family at this time will be greatly appreciated.
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Great news everyone! Lester, received the results of his first pet scan. He is officially in remission. His doctor was as surprised as us with the results stating that the previous petscan showed cancer everywhere but his head. Of course we must continue treatment and Lester has shown so much strength that there is no stoping him. 3 more rounds to go, can't thank you all enough for your prayers and donations. We're almost there!
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With this attitude there is no stopping you babe.

Can't thank everyone enough for all the support he has received. Coming home to see his surprised face and smile due to the daily support makes every arrival home pleasant. You guys have aided toward his recovery and I thank you #round3
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Tom Duya
12 months ago

BroMac and Sis Baby, we are all praying for your family, most especially for Lester's healing. May the Heavenly Father's mysterious healing powers touch his body and heal it completely. This we ask through Jesus Christ, our Lord! Amen! BroTom, Sis Femie, John and Mark

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$20,070 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 221 people in 12 months
Created January 30, 2017
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$20
Anonymous
3 months ago
$40
Anonymous
11 months ago
KM
$500
Korry Mial
11 months ago

So many people are praying for you and with you. All you have to do is let them.

$250
George Bland II
12 months ago

You got this!

$50
Anonymous
12 months ago
MR
$25
Mike Reyes
12 months ago

Get well soon Lester

YM
$120
Yara Medina
12 months ago

Stay strong you guys will beat this!

$100
Anonymous
12 months ago
Tom Duya
12 months ago

BroMac and Sis Baby, we are all praying for your family, most especially for Lester's healing. May the Heavenly Father's mysterious healing powers touch his body and heal it completely. This we ask through Jesus Christ, our Lord! Amen! BroTom, Sis Femie, John and Mark

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