Gord's Avastin Goal

$48,680 of $47,000 goal

Raised by 219 people in 49 months
My license plate ‘I’M HURT’ has taken on new meaning following my diagnosis of glioblastoma (GBM), a very aggressive form of brain cancer. After enduring the removal of the tumour, several weeks of radiation and chemotherapy, the cancer has spread to two new inoperable tumours. My doctor is proposing adding an infusion (Avastin) every two weeks in conjunction with my chemotherapy. The cost of the Avastin is $4200 per treatment, none of it covered by insurance as it is not an approved drug for GBM in Ontario. Roche (the company that produces the drug) has a patient assistance program that will cover 20%, reducing the cost to $3360 every two weeks.
I need your help in achieving my goal of raising $47,000. Avastin is not a cure, but it will help to prolong my life.
I want to celebrate my 25th wedding anniversary with my wife and live to see my kids continue to develop into the incredible people they are.
Gord

Note: For those of you whose lives have been blessed with knowing Gord, you know what an infectious personality he has and what an incredible friend he is. Everyone has been touched by cancer to some degree. As it takes a village to raise a child, it also takes a village to fight cancer. Gord and his family can use any and all support as they embark on this long, difficult journey. Donations will afford Gord the best possible medical treatment, as well as relief from the financial stress the medication is creating. All donations received go directly toward medical care.
Alison (friend)

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Gord Kobe
47 months ago
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I received my first Avastin infusion this past Thursday and have suffered no ill side effects so far. At my last oncologist appointment, he told us that a recent study completed by a doctor in L.A. demonstrated greater effectiveness with a lower dose than previously used, given less frequently. The doctor has started me on half the previously used dose every 3 weeks. The advantage of this is that each dose will cost much less than originally anticipated which means that the money you have helped us raise will go much further. I will have another MRI after receiving two infusions to determine its effectiveness. We continue to be very grateful for everyone's generosity and kindness. Your support continues to help us during this very difficult time. Gord, Angie, Megan and Lucas

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Gord Kobe
48 months ago
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I can't express enough thanks to everyone who has donated. 5 dollars and up it all counts. Bless you all. Lots of love lots of smiles still as well. Even though I have felt tons better. Not sure when this treatment will get underway. MRI on May 6 then Dr appointment on the 15th. I'm a flipping pin cushion. :-) I will try my best to keep the updates coming. Love to all of you hugs too.

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Gord Kobe
49 months ago

I want to thank all my family and friends an ex coworkers. Hockey buddies

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Deb Lindley
49 months ago

Oh ! And Gord !!! You MUST have lemon juice in every glass of water you drink. Cancer cannot live in an alkaline environment. Drink Soy milk, not cows milk, (milk makes a mucus that cancer thrives in) and if you can, have about 60 apricot kernels a day. They have arsenic in them that will attack all the free radicals/cancer.

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Deb Lindley
49 months ago

Gord ! You need to be drinking the paw paw leaf brew mate. I was diagnosed with Very Aggressive Metatastic Malignant Melanoma from a tumor in my left groin. Told I would never beat it, I would/may get 5 years after surgery, told I would be in hospital DEFINITELY for 7 days if not 10, told I HAD to have Chemo, no way out of it, told I would be in excruciating pain and would have a tap hooked up to me to suit myself for the pain relief and much more. I walked normal the morning I got up to shower and loo etc., out of hospital in less than 2 days, ZERO pain and soreness, NO CHEMO has been mentioned, my 12 month Post Op Pet Scan showed a tumor in my left armpit has gone, and not a cancer cell in my body. Some people call it Papaya, we Aussies call it Paw Paw. You boil the leaves up for 15 mins, strain, drain into a washable pouring jug, chill and drink it till it comes out of your ears. A batch only lasts 5 days, but you should be boiling these up and drinking them with in 3 days or less. Get into it mate and watch your PSA's go down. Regards Deb Lindley - Australia deblindley22@yahoo.com.au M: 0487761937

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JM
$150
J. McQueen
47 months ago

Routing and praying for you Gord!

$50
Anonymous
48 months ago
TS
$50
Teal Shirk-Luckett
48 months ago

Good luck in all you face! I wish you and your family strength. Teal (Friend of Angie)

DE
$100
Dave Elphick
48 months ago

Happy to help man - and I am taking your advice and just giv-n-er every day in case something like that happens to me - don't want to have any regrets - if I could just shake off this pesky working for a living thing. Keep you chin up - it's the only way!

$100
Anonymous
48 months ago
BB
$300
Bob & Susan Bruce
48 months ago

Keep fighting Gord. The collective will of your friends are putting wind in your sails.

MP
$480
Mark Pompilio
48 months ago

Hey Bro...this donation came from the Ride for Gord. There were others that donated direct to the "gofundme" site as well. Get well friend...we Love You!

Gord Kobe
47 months ago
1
1

I received my first Avastin infusion this past Thursday and have suffered no ill side effects so far. At my last oncologist appointment, he told us that a recent study completed by a doctor in L.A. demonstrated greater effectiveness with a lower dose than previously used, given less frequently. The doctor has started me on half the previously used dose every 3 weeks. The advantage of this is that each dose will cost much less than originally anticipated which means that the money you have helped us raise will go much further. I will have another MRI after receiving two infusions to determine its effectiveness. We continue to be very grateful for everyone's generosity and kindness. Your support continues to help us during this very difficult time. Gord, Angie, Megan and Lucas

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Gord Kobe
48 months ago
1
1

I can't express enough thanks to everyone who has donated. 5 dollars and up it all counts. Bless you all. Lots of love lots of smiles still as well. Even though I have felt tons better. Not sure when this treatment will get underway. MRI on May 6 then Dr appointment on the 15th. I'm a flipping pin cushion. :-) I will try my best to keep the updates coming. Love to all of you hugs too.

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Gord Kobe
49 months ago

I want to thank all my family and friends an ex coworkers. Hockey buddies

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Deb Lindley
49 months ago

Oh ! And Gord !!! You MUST have lemon juice in every glass of water you drink. Cancer cannot live in an alkaline environment. Drink Soy milk, not cows milk, (milk makes a mucus that cancer thrives in) and if you can, have about 60 apricot kernels a day. They have arsenic in them that will attack all the free radicals/cancer.

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Deb Lindley
49 months ago

Gord ! You need to be drinking the paw paw leaf brew mate. I was diagnosed with Very Aggressive Metatastic Malignant Melanoma from a tumor in my left groin. Told I would never beat it, I would/may get 5 years after surgery, told I would be in hospital DEFINITELY for 7 days if not 10, told I HAD to have Chemo, no way out of it, told I would be in excruciating pain and would have a tap hooked up to me to suit myself for the pain relief and much more. I walked normal the morning I got up to shower and loo etc., out of hospital in less than 2 days, ZERO pain and soreness, NO CHEMO has been mentioned, my 12 month Post Op Pet Scan showed a tumor in my left armpit has gone, and not a cancer cell in my body. Some people call it Papaya, we Aussies call it Paw Paw. You boil the leaves up for 15 mins, strain, drain into a washable pouring jug, chill and drink it till it comes out of your ears. A batch only lasts 5 days, but you should be boiling these up and drinking them with in 3 days or less. Get into it mate and watch your PSA's go down. Regards Deb Lindley - Australia deblindley22@yahoo.com.au M: 0487761937

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