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Help Michael Gold fight cancer!

$20,351 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 216 people in 11 months
$50,000 Amount Sought

Michael Gold, a full-of-life 44 year old, lives with his wife, Angel, and their two young sons in Arvada, Colorado.  He spends almost every day coaching his sons in baseball, football and soccer from the field or the stands.  When his belly started churning more than usual, he figured it was the result of a full-time job and a full-time family.

Two weeks ago, he went in for a CT scan and was sent to the hospital for an emergency appendectomy.  He came out of the surgery with a Signet Ring Cell Carcinoma Cancer of the Appendix and Colon Cancer Stage 4 diagnosis and a 12-inch-long incision that will need to heal before his body can bear what comes next. 

Oncologists are working on molecular and DNA testing to come up with a cocktail mix to battle this very aggressive and rare cancer.  Michael is very young and very healthy and very focused on sticking around to raise his sons.  Treatment needs to begin as soon as his body can handle the assault to give him that chance.

Because the cancer cells have broken beyond the initial tumor on Michael’s appendix and spread into his abdomen, chemo is the first and, in some cases, the only recommended treatment.  We’re praying that Michael will qualify for a procedure called Hot Chemo, where a surgeon literally pours a hot chemo bath directly into his abdominal cavity.  This treatment has helped other people with malignant signet ring cell carcinoma live beyond the short term.

This aggressive treatment will leave Michael unable to work, recovering in the hospital and then at home for 6 to 7 months.  Since we’re in the initial stages of running to catch up, we’re estimating costs at $50,000 and will be diligently updating this information as more gets confirmed.  There is a very strong likelihood that he will need to travel to another state for treatment, which will increase costs as well.

All we know right now is that we need to move fast.

The funds will help cover costs that aren’t covered by insurance, which could be up to $100,000 for the Hot Chemo.  Additionally, these donations will help with living expenses that go beyond what Angel’s salary will cover. 

Michael and Angel have a strong support community that intensely loves them.  At this point we are all focused on getting treatment in the works.

This cancer is aggressive and deadly.
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Friends, family and loved ones...we have some extremely great news!! I apologize first and foremost for not posting sooner, it’s just been a very confusing and rough road with vague answers along the way but with yesterday came clarity!

As you know, Michael has been undergoing extensive treatment to say the very least to be disease free and as of yesterday he is officially just that! At the moment he is in REMISSION!!! What this means is that although he has not officially “beat” cancer, he is completely disease free at this moment!!! The cancer may or may not come back again but we’ve been told not to live life Scan to Scan but truly to live in the now and live life fuller and with more meaning than ever before, and hope you will do the same with us! He could be in remission for a month, a year or for the rest of his life but for now he is in remission and completely DISEASE FREE!!! I only tell you this my friends so that everyone understands that this will be a life journey and we can’t thank you enough for being such a very strong part of the continued journey.

I can’t tell you all how much you all mean to us! Without your love, light, support, patience, and prayers we couldn’t be where we are today! You all are truly lifesavers and we will never forget all of the compassion, dedication and love that you have all given us throughout this last year and through this process!

Michael truly is a miracle and so are all of you! He and you are not only the exception to the rule, but are one in an infinite amount! Again, we cannot thank you enough and words can’t describe our appreciation, love and affection that we have for each and every one of you!

Miracles do happen and all of you and Michael are the proof of that. He goes in in a month for an office visit and then a couple weeks after, will have scans done again. If the cancer returns, we will be on the front of this awful disease and as you know Michael is the strongest man/person that we all know and he will do whatever it takes to fight this horrible disease with all of his strength, might and stubbornness, as he has this past year!

Love and light, my friends! You all mean the absolute world to us and we could not have done this without all of you!

We love you all so so very much! The Golds
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Hi friends! We are taking things day by day and Michael continues to amaze me every day with his determination, focus and strength! Medical bills are starting to pile up a bit and coming in daily, so I wanted to thank all of you from the bottoms of our hearts and ask once again if you wouldn’t mind sharing this to your page? We love you so much and can’t thank you enough!!!
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Yuck! Poor guy ☹️
Yuck! Poor guy ☹️
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Praise the Lord!!! Michael has just tested positive for Roto Virus!!! This has nothing to do with his cancer or surgery!!!! Just needing to stick with fluids and what they are doing at the hospital and the virus usually only lasts for 7 days!!!!!
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