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Manny's Cancer recovery

$26,920 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 277 people in 3 months
Created February 28, 2019
On February 1st 2019 after a few days in the hospital due to complications with blood clots in his legs, Manny or Mandingo as he is so lovingly known, was given a diagnosis of Stage 4 Non Small Cell Lung cancer. This was a complete shock. Not only is he a non smoker and an avid free diver and fisherman but otherwise a very healthy person who showed no symptoms that something was wrong. This particular cancer although most common in Non-Smokers, is still very rare to find in someone of Manny's age range.

Despite this heavy diagnosis Manny is considerably one of the luckiest people I know. . You can say that someone or something has always had their eye on him, helping him get out of situations you would only see in movies... The "Force" is strong in him. Thus far, this situation has been no different. He was able to obtain health insurance right before the cancer diagnosis, he tested positive for a Gene mutation that is very responsive to a particular treatment he is currently on, but most importantly and above all he is surrounded by people who love him that will do anything they can to help ease any additional stress possible during this difficult time.

At this point Manny's only job is to heal. This is the reason for this go fund me. The money donated will help pay off his current medical debt which is north of $10,000 as well as help sustain his monthly expenses during his treatment. Although his insurance company very reluctantly approved of the $14,000 per month medication Manny is currently taking, it is possible that they can deny coverage in the future. The thought of that kind of financial stress is daunting. He is currently on his 10th day of treatment and besides following his doctors orders, he has also started following a restricted diet, maintaining his daily presence at the gym and going fishing as often as possible to maintain low stress levels. The funds collected throughout this campaign will ensure that his focus can remain on healing and not on the strain that finances can cause. Manny has been so incredibly strong during this and has been great at maintaining his friends and family as optimistic and positive as he has been. Assuring us that this will just be another crazy life story to add under his belt.

Thank you all in advance for your donations, support, & prayers.
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I apologize for taking so long with this update but fortunately I have some very good news . My second PET scan has revealed that the medication is working extraordinarily well and it seems I am in a sort of remission. I currently have no active cancer anywhere and feel better and better everyday. Although I do have to continue taking medication I’m blessed to have had the EGFR gene and have had unbelievable results with the medication especially considering the stage my cancer was at. I also feel that the overwhelming support from friends and family has tremendously contributed to the magnitude and speediness of my recovery. I’m eternally thankful for all the help I’ve received throughout this difficult time.

My love and gratitude goes out to all you beautiful people .


P.s. Here are some pictures of what I’ve been up to .
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Hello everyone it’s Dingo. My apologies for taking so long to update, this entire thing has been a roller coaster ride but I’m glad I’m able to update you guys with some good news . My first scans after a month of medication revealed extraordinary results, my doctors exact words were “ it looks like the radiation treatments are working very well even though you aren’t getting any radiation treatments “. I have my next exams in a month and will do my best to update as soon as I get results . I continue to adhere to my strict diet , exercise, and fishing routine . I can’t thank you all enough for your enormous generosity , every single time I visit this page I’m overcome with emotion . If any good has come from this it’s an overwhelming renewal in my faith in the kindness and decency of people . There is no way I will ever be able to repay you all for this but know that I’m grateful every second of everyday for this tremendous gesture of love .

Here’s a few picture of how I’ve been spending my time trying my best to stay in a healing environment for my mind , body and soul.
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The overwhelming support I’m receiving from friends , family and even strangers brings me to tears. I will try my best to thank you each individually although I know I’ll miss some . I thank you all from the very bottom of my heart for all the help , I can’t help but feel incredibly lucky to be so loved .
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$26,920 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 277 people in 3 months
Created February 28, 2019
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