Kenny's Cancer Relief Fund

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Raised by 156 people in 41 months

Hello, my name is Pamba and I am helping to raise money for expenses for my dearest friend Kenny Forgette he is 58 , single and born in Montana. He moved to California in 1988 for work operating a Bull Dozer. Kenny has not worked since January this year due to health problems and now the Doctors have discovered that he has cancer that has spread Kenny has been such a wonderful friend to me and so many others. Kenny is truly an honest and caring good ole country guy. Kenny has been a mentor and sponsor to many people in recovery from alcoholism since 1986. He has truly saved many lives of others by helping them through the 12 step program.

In order to pay his expenses since he has been off work, he has used up his 401K, exhausted his California Disability Insurance and ran out of unemployment pay. He now has no money to pay his living expenses. He thought he was finally ok after 2 colon surgeries and gallbladder removed. Then his lymph nodes swelled and tested malignant with cancer that spread from somewhere else, to be determined soon. You can keep up with the progress of this wonderful guy by looking at his Facebook page under Kenny Forgette.

This will be a great way to show appreciation for him for all the people he has blessed with his help and mentoring. He is truly a wonderful friend and great person all around and deserves our help. I pray every day that he makes it through this. He has been through so much. He lost his Mother September 2014 who was very near and dear to him.

Any donations will go right into his account for him to use to pay his rent and utilities. He is going to apply for Federal Disability but it takes months.

I appreciate all the help for him ! This will mean so much to him and take off some stress so he can focus on getting through this terrible ordeal!

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Hi everyone! Here's the most recent update of what's going on with me now. I had started the hyperbaric chamber sessions a month ago but I had an incident in there a couple weeks ago and now they don't want me back in there! go figure the one treatment that's supposed to help me I can't do. so their sending me to Encinitas for their hyperbaric chamber you can fit 5 people in there at once so hopefully I can do this, I still have 30 more sessions to go so that's a hell of a lot. I haven't been able to hike in about a month now. just to weak. so they sent me a home health nurse to help me out. And check this out, he's a Montana boy from Chouteau. How friggin awesome is that!!! So I have a whole bunch of stuff coming up in the next month or so Pet scans, hyperbaric chamber sessions, surgery to pull all my teeth and on and on and on!! You guys I'm having a hell of a time with trying to recover from this fuckin radiation poisoning. it's beating the hell out of me. it will be one year since the last radiation treatment and I'm in worse shape now than I was then. if this doesn't work I think my days will be numbered!! So keep praying and Thy will be done!! love Kenny
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Hi everyone!
Well here is the latest update about what's going on with my cancer treatments. Because I took close to 7000 rad or grey it's a lot I know that. Well because I took so much radiation in that one spot it destroyed my saliva glands so I have no spit anymore. Well because I don't have any spit anymore that's what protects your teeth from rotting. Well because of that all my teeth are turning black and just breaking off.
Here's an example for you how bad this is. 3 weeks ago a crown fell off off one my molers on the opposite side from the treatments. Well that was three weeks ago. Now the tooth is broken off below the gum line. Just in three weeks. This is happening to all of my teeth. So they have to pull all my teeth on the bottom. Here's the huge problem. Their worried because I took so much radiation in one spot their worried that they may have killed the bone. I still have a ton of pain in my jaw and I can barely eat anything anymore. So they want me to do about 10 sessions in a hyperbaric chamber before they pull the teeth to accelerate rapid healing and then 10 or 15 or 20 more sessions of the hyperbaric chamber after they pull the teeth to help accelerate the healing process so I don't run into well, you guys know all kinds of extreme problems!! (Like dying)
Here's the bummer I have to pay at least 1600.00 up front before they will do the surgery. And I'm not sure if my insurance is going to pick up the hyperbaric chamber sessions?
Oh God it sure sucks to have gone threw all this to have my friggin teeth take me out. God I hate cancer.
And now I can barely leave the house anymore cause I'm so weak. Totally sucks.
It's even affecting my walking. So if anyone can help me out with this I sure do appreciate it. Without you guys helping me so much I would have been gone long ago I literally owe you my life! I will know more next week I think about the surgeries! I know I'm forgetting something else but I can't remember what it is. Well that's the latest folks! Crazy ass stuff I tell you what!! I Love Each and Everyone of You !! Kenny
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Hi everyone!!!
Been awhile since I've updated everyone. Got a few things going on. Well it's been about 8 months since my last radiation treatment and I've been trying to recover all this time. Well there has been some major ups and downs .one is I finely cracked the 130 pds. Barrier! Unfortunately I can't seem to gain any more and this is the reason for the update.
Because they radiated me sooooo fuckin much. (35 treatments )
They ruined all my teeth and their just breaking off in big chunks! They tried to fix 4 already but now they can't keep up and now I have two teeth with exposed nerves. And all the rest are broken and the 4 they fixed I is already loose! Well here's the bummer and the reason why I might not make it through this. They sent me to two oral surgeon and another pretty soon. What their worried about is if they try to pull them the bone won't heal from radiation damage and to try to fix them would cost thousands and thousands of dollars!! And then there's no assurance that they doubt just break apart as well. And something else their wo tried about is that I've lost so much muscle mass that I might not be able to tolerate any surgery at all.
So right now I'm having a hell of a time getting food down and it's just getting worse. Jesus this shit is getting old!! And that's not to mention the nerve damage is up to my ass now so every time I look down between my legs it makes me wanna fall down and feels like electrical shocks shooting down my ass cheeks and both leg and then I get this sensation right behind both knees that they want to buckle and then I almost fall down.
Of ya and the fire in my mouth is still just as bad as ever. I really thought I would be sharing all kinds of good info by now or be dead but the suffering just keeps on keeping on. I'm pretty much home bound now. Sorry no good info at all.
Kenny
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Hi everyone!!
Sorry I haven't updated this lately.
I've been pretty sick with the radiation poisoning! Brutal stuff! It's been 6 months since the last treatment and it still feels like yesterday. This stuff pretty much wiped out any quality of life I had left!! Horrible stuff! But I do have to say in their defense that if they hadn't helped I probably wouldn't be here today. So it's a catch 22! It's taken every bit of everything I've got just to be here today writing This!
So to update you guys I just had a pet scan about a week ago and NO CANCER!! But the down side is now I have to try to recover from all the radiation. The pain is unbelievably bad so I'm taking the pain meds they give me and smoking the pot just to try to stay ahead of the pain and keep me out of the hospital!!
Well I'm thinking about heading back to Hoxsey again and see if they can help me out with this painful recovery!
I'm up to about 200 mgs. A day for pain relief pills and pot to try to stay ahead of it! One other thing as well. This stuff completely ruined my mouth and throat! It's quite the adventure watching me eat isn't that right Bob,Jerry and Shirlee? Lol
Just to get food down I start sweating bullets cause of the extreme pain from trying to eat!
But still no feeding tube as of right now so that's huge!!!!
I'm right at 130 pds now as of yesterday so it's been a rough 6 months! But I have gained a little bit so that's awesome!! I've pretty much spent all my money on supplements and organic food so if anyone can help me out again I sure do appreciate it! I know how much you guys have done for me so don't give up yet I'm giving her all I got! And we ALL know I wouldn't be here writing this right now if it wasn't for all of you and your generous support!!
I owe you ALL a huge debt of gratitude!! I know I'm forgetting a few pretty important things to tell you. Oh ya this radiation on the second to the last treatment did something to my already broken heart that screwed me. I can't hike anymore and my body is doing some really strange things now like my blood pressure dropped to 89/ 40 with a pulse of 39!!! The 39 is the really dangrous part! That's barely half of what it should be! Now it's slowly coming back some but there's definitely some huge issues with my heart now as well!! Like my feet swell up sooo much now that I have wear compression socks just so I can get my friggin shoes on!!! Ugh
I wish I had better news for you guys which I guess what it is I'm still here writing this!! Well you guys there ya go I know I'm forgetting a few pretty important things so when I remember I'll post it up again.
Thank you ALL sooo very much for helping me get through all of this stuff!!! All my Love to each and everyone of you for helping me this far!!! I love you all so very much!! Kenny!!!
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Sue Gerlach Frisch
11 months ago

So sorry you are suffering so. You have to keep the faith. Miracles do happen. I’m praying for you.

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Julianne Mattox
18 months ago

I love you, Kenny

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Gregg Shuman
19 months ago

God Damn your hairy, look like a poodle is sitting on your chest... stay strong my friend. I can probably beat you in racquetball now. Skinny against fatty

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Alison Gallagher
26 months ago

Thanks for keeping us updated, Kenny! Surrounding you with love and prayers.

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Raised by 156 people in 41 months
Created November 10, 2015
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trigerhapy
16 days ago

Prayers bro!

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trigerhapy
1 month ago

Prayers Bro!

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trigerhapy
2 months ago

Prayers brother!

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trigerhapy
3 months ago

Prayers brother!

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trigerhapy
4 months ago

Merry Christmas Kenny!

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trigerhapy
5 months ago

Much love brother, keep me posted

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trigerhapy
6 months ago

Prayers brother!

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trigerhapy
7 months ago

Prayers brother!

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trigerhapy
8 months ago

Hope the surgery goes as planned. Prayers bro!

Sue Gerlach Frisch
11 months ago

So sorry you are suffering so. You have to keep the faith. Miracles do happen. I’m praying for you.

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Julianne Mattox
18 months ago

I love you, Kenny

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Gregg Shuman
19 months ago

God Damn your hairy, look like a poodle is sitting on your chest... stay strong my friend. I can probably beat you in racquetball now. Skinny against fatty

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Alison Gallagher
26 months ago

Thanks for keeping us updated, Kenny! Surrounding you with love and prayers.

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