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Help Michael Gold fight cancer!

$16,678 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 163 people in 2 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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Renee', I'm so sorry for the delay in response. I hope you are doing well. There actually is a mealtrain that has been helping us out tremendously. Michael has a FB page dedicated to the cause as well that gives updates and such. I miss you! Thank you so very much for reaching out!
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2nd go around with chemo today. Please pray that things go well this time rather than how things went last round. Love you
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Hi there...we're home!!!! Michael is feeling better and we are taking it one step at a time. Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers and love!! We love you
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Michael has had a rough couple of days in the hospital unfortunately. Today he had a procedure where they drained 11 pounds of fluid out of his tummy and are possibly going to drain more tomorrow. They think we can hopefully go home on Friday if the fluid stays down for the most part. He can then do this as the fluid returns moving forward. Thanks so much for all of the prayers, support and love during this time
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