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Help Michael Gold fight cancer!

$19,576 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 206 people in 5 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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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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So, we went to the Oncologist yesterday and found out that Michael needs to go through 8 more rounds of chemo and they are worried about his hemoglobin levels being really low so he will be getting a blood transfusion tomorrow. Not the news we wanted to hear but we’ll still be taking it day by day and he’ll be fighting the fight. Onward and upward! Thanks so much again for all that you’ve given us, in the way of love support and prayers! We love you!
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