Max Klett's Battle Against Lymphoma
Recently, after a day of surfing, he started having chest pains, which continued for a few weeks. One night after a 12-hour EMT shift, he noticed swelling on his lower left abdomen. At that point he decided to go to the ER, where his wife, Michelle, stood by his side. After multiple tests and waiting for hours, doctors found a large mass in Max’s chest and left abdomen.
Max stayed in the hospital for six more days undergoing numerous tests, surgeries, and scans. After surgery, the doctors diagnosed him with Hodgkin's lymphoma. His six-month chemotherapy treatment has started.
This diagnosis has come as a complete shock to Max, Michelle, and their family and friends. It has been a large financial burden because Max and Michelle do not have any health insurance. They are keeping a positive outlook and are hoping that the Santa Barbara community can help in some way. Please keep Max and Michelle in your thoughts and prayers. They appreciate each and every one of you that are willing to help in any way possible.
It's been a month since the last update, and I wanted to check in with all of you today to let you know that this is Max's FINAL session of chemotherapy! These past six months have felt like an eternity for his wife, family, close friends and of course for himself. We are glad to say that this chapter of his life is finally in the past.
Max, you were able to find the strength and overcome the obstacles that were thrown your way, and for those reasons, we all can agree that you are an inspiration to each and every one of us! :) :)
"Surviving cancer is not the end of a gruesome story. It is the beginning of a beautiful one..."
Max is in remission... what?! Yes it sure is true. Thank you to all who have brought so much love and positive energy their way. All the prayers and good thoughts paid off. The doctor reviewed Max's PET scan yesterday and he said that everything looked clear! In other words, THE CANCER IS GONE! He still has some inflammation on his side where the biopsy took place, but luckily it's not a mass. Max and Michelle will get the privilege to go in next week and take a look at the before and after scans. His doctor was very happy with the results. Hallelujah!!!! H will still undergo a few more rounds of chemo, but knowing that everything is clear is going to make it that much easier to just push through it. I will continue to post updates here & there about his progression.
Max, you are truly an inspiration to the rest of us with your courage and determination. Remission rocks and so do you!
2015 is a new beginning for Max & Michelle! These last few chemo sessions have been tough, but with all of the love & support from friends and family, he's ready to tackle the rest of it! Everything has been going smoothly, but again, chemo isn't easy.
Tomorrow at 7:30AM, Max will under-go a PET scan. This is the moment that the both of them have been waiting for which seems like forever. Please everybody keep Max in mind as they await for the results. This is a huge deal!
So, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE keep those prayers and good thoughts coming… he needs all the love and support he can get. Thank you!
Monday, December 29: Seventh session of chemotherapy- DONE!
Seventh session completed just like that! Only a couple more months to go Max! You can do it. Although he was tired and didn't feel well, his white blood count was high, which means NO shot for him :)! He will be receiving another PET scan within the next month or so.
Max & Michelle want to wish everybody a Happy New Years and want to thank you all for the endless support and love! Keep on sending the good vibes. Thank you!
Max, all of santa barbaras behind you. You got this in the bag! We'll all get you that 60k and more, for some extra $ to celebrate with when this shits over. Sending you our love, thoughts, and dollaz- jas and trav
Keep smiling Max, we are praying for you! Love from all the Schmidts
Max- stay strong! I'm praying for you. There isn't anything you can't overcome ....well wishes.
Here is ONE testament! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZRanTFcuks
I hope you don't take this the wrong way, but a safer route to go (and maybe cheaper) would be to look at Cannabis treatment for it. There are many studies and reports showing that is is not only 100% safe but also more effective and works for MOST people, and it's NATURAL. Hope everything goes well!
It's a tough battle, stay strong as a couple and you will pull through everything this situation throws at you!
MSFC! Love you bro! You got this.