Rhynans Medical Fund

$5,935 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 79 people in 48 months

Dear family and friends,

During the first week of May our favorite teenager received some devastating news; an MRI result had found a malignant germ cell tumor in his testicle. In just a week and a halfs time Rhynan has seen several different doctors, undergone tests and is braving through an Inguinal Orchiectomy surgery for seminoma cancer, with a testicular implant all at 16. He's had to make some pretty big decisions in-regards to his future and the possibility of preserving a family. These aren't the decisions teenagers should have to make and yet Rhynan has made them with confidence . He will have to undergo a few treatments of Chemotherapy after he has healed from his surgery to get rid of any remaining cancer cells in his body. During this whole time Rhynan has managed to remain positive and upbeat and is using his situation to remind his friends not to take life for granted and get checked regularly.

Rhynan is a such a great kid and anyone that has met him will most likely have a great story to share to prove just that. Rhynan is currently a Junior at Del Campo High school where he is ranked a C-Capt in their ROTC program. He participates in their silent drill team and in his spare time likes to choreograph routines. Rhynan plays the drums, and used to play the sax when he was younger. He is the oldest of 4 boys and he wears that badge with pride, he loves being their big brother and it shows in all of his actions from teaching them the basics to spending time with them playing games. Rhynan's future goal in life is to join the United States Air Force and has been working very diligently towards that, he volunteers in his community and is always take iniative in helping where its needed. 

An abundance of friends and family have been asking how they can help. Currently, Rhynans parents are unsure on what procedures their insurance will cover or wont cover; but the bare minimium out of pocket will be $6,000 and this is before the Chemo therapy and any other treatments that will be needed. 

We are putting together this Go Fund Me to facilitate our friends and family in giving any and all donations towards Rhynan's health treatments. No donation is too little!  We will be wrapping up this go fund me account with a benfit show in which you are all invited to participate. This will be happening in a month from now and we will continue to keep everyone updated. 

Please contact:
Ashlee Bauer
Karli Hughes
Kimberly McKinney
With any questions or opportunities to help out the Fay family in any other way. 

Thank you so much for continuing to keep the Fay family in your thoughts at this difficult time. We will overcome this and Rhynan is a fighter!
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As I sit and look at the pictures of Rhynan from when I first started this go fund me, I am reminded of how Cancer can change somebody in such a short amount of time. Rhynan finished his 3rd round of chemo just 3 weeks ago and he has been working hard in school. Yesterday we met with his Oncologist who informed us that Rhynans fight isn't over just yet. He will need to have a procedure called a RLPND, where they will go in and extract the lymph node to complete a biopsy. For more information you can click the link.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retroperitoneal_lymph_node_dissection

They will biopsy the tumor when it is removed and if there is any malignancy found he will be in for 3 more rounds of chemo. The doctor seems hopeful that this is not the case but he won't be sure until after the procedure. Rhynan has kept such a strong fighter attitude, he's truly my hero.
Please continue to keep the Fay family in your thoughts and prayers during the next up coming weeks.
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Rhynan started his 3rd round of Chemo today! Keep this guy in your thoughts and prayers!
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Today Rhynan begins round 2 of Chemotherapy , which means another 5 days at the hospital. Rhynan was able to be home for two weeks to rest and spend time with his family and friends. He has kept his positive outlook and was able to enjoy his Fourth of July. Continue to keep the Fay family in your thoughts and prayers. The outpour of love and support this family has received is absolutely beautiful. We are still about a thousand dollars away from our goal, share this page! I know we as a community can reach this goal! Several people have asked me if there is any other way to help out seeing that Rhynans parents are managing his care and the care of his 3 younger siblings, and there is! please contact Kristen Rogers to get added to the meal train calander! We are kicking cancers ass... One day at a time!
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Today Rhynan begins his first chemotherapy treatment and will be hospitalized for the next 5 days. please continue to keep the Fay family in your thoughts and prayers.
Rhynan was able to enjoy his first week and a half of summer, and spent some time with his family, his girlfriend and his friends. He has continued to keep his head up and remain positive.
Continue to share this page, we are so close to our goal! All of the money donated will go towards the growing medical bills to support Rhynan.


Rhynan an his family appreciate all of your support.
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$5,935 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 79 people in 48 months
Created May 18, 2015
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JB
$50
John Bohland
43 months ago
SR
$25
Shanni Riddle
44 months ago

Donating on behalf of my munchkins Isabella and Aj! Prayers and love to you as you travel this journey.

DD
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Draper Dayton
44 months ago
BH
$5
Becky Harris
45 months ago
CL
$25
Christopher LaChapelle
45 months ago
$25
Anonymous
45 months ago
PS
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Priscilla Stinger
45 months ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you! We send you positive healing energy....❤️ Don and Priscilla Stinger ( Melissa's parents)

RL
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Rae Lynne Later
45 months ago

Sending so much love and light your way, always!

NE
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Naomi Espino
45 months ago

Continue to fight buddy! Thinking and praying for you. Much love from your Arizona family!

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