My Cancer Conference
Since August 24, 2015 I have been receiving aggressive treatment from a great team of doctors. I have been on medical leave to concentrate on my recovery. My employer, friends and colleagues have been wonderful with unending support for my family and I however the financial burden has finally caught up and we have begun to feel the pressure of my illness.
So today I am asking for a little more support from those that may or may not know me. I have the opportunity to go to Salt Lake City in two weeks to attend a 3 day conference during the first week of February all about my cancer. This conference is sponsored by THE CHOLANGIOCARCINOMA FOUNDATION. This conference will have specialists from Mayo Clinic, Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and several other major cancer research facilities. Topics will cover clinical trials, updated information on treatments, and the role of gene therapies. Registration is free to me as a patient however the flight and hotel are not.
This disease is rare and often difficult to treat. I have been blessed to feel well and to be responding to to treatment however it would be foolish to not arm myself with all of the latest information available. This cancer does not play nice or by any rules so my toolbox needs to be filled with an arsanal for the fight. This is where I am asking for your help. I cannot afford to go without any financial assistance. Our savings are depleted and I have no other place to seek funding. So I am calling on your generosity. All donations will be used to send me and a caretaker to the conference.
It goes without saying the impact that this could have on my treatment and chance to find permanant remission. Please help me beat this horrific cancer once and for all by sending me to this conference.