Surgery is Magic

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Hello. This is Illya Leonov, also known to some of you as Morgan Freepony. And I need your help, desperately actually. Some of you may know of the video I posted last year on my channel about my cancer surgery. I had a malignant tumor on my intestine and part of the intestine had to be removed. The operation was a success and nearly one year later I am still cancer free.

But the medical costs were very high, for the surgeon, hospital stay, and all the associated tests and specialists. In fact the expenses were quite overwhelming to me. I I have been struggling to pay small amounts of the thousands of dollars I owe.

But now I face a new challenge. As a result of last year's surgery I have developed an incisional hernia which needs immediate surgery to repair. They will need to reopen the abdomen and insert a mesh to prevent it worsening. If this is not done soon I could face a life-threatening situation.

But my insurance is not that good and I will have to pay a 1400 dollar co-pay before they will even schedule the surgery. Needless to say that is just a drop in the bucket compared to what the total costs will be but I have to have at least that much to even begin the process.

Normally I am a very proud man and I do not ask this lightly. But I am overwhelmed and have no where else to turn. Please, if you can give even a little bit it will help save my life and I will be ever so, so grateful.

-Illya Leonov
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My friends, fans, video collaborators and everyone who has helped me reach this goal in such an amazingly short time. I want to apologize for not getting this message out to you sooner. I have an excuse. I was working late last night, this morning before sunup and until after sundown. I do have an excuse. But... NO EXCUSE IS SUFFICIENT to delay my gratitude for what you have ALL done for me. With your help I have reached my set goal in only 3 DAYS! I consider this an amazing show, a truly amazing show of love and support from people all over the world. If I did not know what I meant to you before, there can be absolutely no doubt about it now. And you may have no doubts about the way I feel for you. I love each and every one of you. I have always had a close knit group of friends in my fandoms which I care dearly about. But now I see that it is a community much larger than I had thought; people that I had no Idea that I had touched came forward to support me through kind words as well as aiding in my expenses. My goal has been reached and it is YOU who have made that happen!

My surgery has been scheduled for this wednesday and then my healing can begin and it is all becuase of the love and kindness YOU have shown me. I can continue doing what I love because of YOUR efforts!

Let no one ever denigrate my friends or my fandoms within my earshot ever. I encourage you to also not let that happen. We are an amazing group of friends throughout the world. So when you hear of something that casts a bad light on what you do remember WHAT YOU DID THIS DAY! You helped an old man live again and made him ever SO SO proud to be counted among you. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. May you all live wonderful and productive lives. I love you all. -Illya Leonov
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