Pat Malendoski Donation Fund
Our beloved Pat Malendoski has been recently diagnosed with a brain tumor that needs to be immediately removed. He has been scheduled for surgery on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at UCLA Medical Center with Dr. Neil Martin, head of the Neurovascular Surgery Center. Dr. Martin and his team are some of the very best in their field. We are assured and confident that Pat is in the very best of hands.
Thankfully the Malendoski's do have some insurance but it will not cover all the expenses that will encumber them during this difficult battle. Not only will the travel to Los Angeles for an undetermined amount of time be strenuous and draining, but also the burden for the family with Pat being unable to work will take its toll financially.
Today we are asking for your help as Pat undergoes a serious surgery and recovery. By reaching out to all of Pat's friends and loved ones we are hoping we can all come together to ease the hardship that this wonderful family is about to endure. Any amount you can give is gratefully appreciated and will truly make a difference to help carry this family through this scary time. Thank you in advance for your amazing generosity, love and healing thoughts that mean the world to Pat and his beautiful family! We love you all!!
We will be sure to keep you updated on Pat’s progress. He’s got this!
We'll be kicking off at 5pm with music, libations & light fare at Legum Design (922 NW Bond St.). There will also be some great live music by Franchot Tone.
We're still setting up all the cool swag for the silent auction thanks to the tons of donations from our wonderful community! You guys rock!
See you tonight!!
I wanted to provide you an update.
Patrick Malendoski has been diagnosed with a malignant tumor. Before I go into the treatment plan I want to say a little bit about how Pat and Victoria Malendoski feel. We all believe that everyone has their own path and each person's outcome and recovery is completely unique to them.
With that said, we are all 100% positive and confident that He's Got This!!
They need all the positive love and energy flowing their way so please keep it coming!!
Pat's team at UCLA is nothing short of Phenomenal!!!
Dr. Martin performed an incredible 10 hour surgery and removed every bit of the tumor that was visible. Every doctor that is part of the team commented on the amazing dissection and removal of the tumor. So first phase was a complete success!!
Dr. Timothy Cloughesy, director of the UCLA Neuro-Oncology Program is his oncologist and has formulated his treatment.
Phase 1 - 6 weeks of radiation with temidar oral chemotherapy at the same time. This type of chemotherapy is very tolerable. He will have a low dose daily for 42 days straight. His Radiologist is Dr. Kaprelian and they love her!! She is young, beautiful, really smart and she only works on Brain tumors so extremely qualified!! (photo with Pat:) After the initial round of radiation and chemo there will be an MRI to establish his baseline. Pat is also eligible for the clinical trial that UCLA has been working on for years and the tumor has already been sent away to Foundation Medicine in Boston for tests to develop the vaccine that would be unique to Pat and his tumor.
Pat will start his treatment on March 2nd and will travel to Los Angeles Monday - Friday and be home on the weekends.
It is with this updated news that we are asking for your continued help as Pat undergoes his next phase of treatment and recovery. By reaching out to all of Pat's friends and loved ones we are hoping we can all come together to ease the hardship that this wonderful family is enduring. Any amount you can give is gratefully appreciated and will truly make a difference to help carry this family through this scary time. Thank you in advance for your amazing generosity, love and healing thoughts that mean the world to Pat and his beautiful family!
All your love and amazing support has given this family so much strength! Thank you for all of your positive energy and continuous prayers and generosity! This battle would be so much more difficult without all of you. There is strength in numbers and this group of friends and family is incredibly powerful… THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS!!!