Medical Bills for James Kuykendall

$2,865 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 48 people in 1 month
Created June 25, 2018
In March, James was having chest pains, so he went to see his doctor. After a complete blood workup, three trips to a cardiologist, two trips to a neurologist, and an ultrasound of his liver, he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and gallstones. His gallbladder was removed, and the surgeon noticed a spot on his liver. He performed a biopsy, and a week later, James was in the doctor's office receiving the news that he has cancer.

The tumor in his liver is a neuroendocrine carcinoma that has metastasized from some other point. He met with his surgical oncologist at UAB and the report was very good! The primary tumor seems to have dissolved on its own, and the tumor in his liver is operable. The surgeon feels certain he can remove approximately 1/4 of his liver and get it all with very little chance of it returning. James still has a fight ahead of him, but his chance of survival is very good! However, he will have a lot of medical expenses, and he has had to miss a lot of work. 

That's where you come in! James Kuykendall has given so much to his community and to NACC Theatre. It is time we return the favor. With your help, we can make James's financial burden a little lighter. James has been giving a voice to our musicals as vocal director for over 11 years, and we now have the opportunity to do something for him. Let's show our love and gratitude for James by giving him support in his time of need. 

"To love another person is to see the face of God." - Les Misérables
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My liver resection surgery is scheduled for August 2nd at UAB. It will be a long recovery but this should eliminate many of my symptoms.
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Thank you so much to the wonderful people who have donated to the fund to help James with his extensive medical bills. He was very grateful for the kindness and generosity you’ve shown on his behalf. Today he received the news that he also has a tumor in his intestine and must go through more tests to determine what comes next in his journey. He is disheartened at this new news of further complications but determined to move forward in his path back to good health. Please do what you can to help James with his ever increasing medical bills. There are hundreds and hundreds of people James has helped become better singers and performers in the theatre and in his church and in his voice and piano lessons! Please give some extra love back to James if you are able. Any amount you can give helps and is greatly appreciated! We love you James and wish you all the best in your journey back to health! Thank you everyone for showing your love!
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UAB called with my results. The PET scan showed a tumor in my small intestine. I have a colonoscopy scheduled for Friday and after that we will regroup and decide what we need to do next.
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