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This fundraiser ended on 03/03/12

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The family and friends of Richard Tuttle are uniting to raise money to help with his battle against Head and Neck cancer.

Richard was diagnosed with stage 4 squamous cell carcinoma in August 2011. He is being treated at Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University. His team of doctors are optimistic that his cancer is curative but he has a long road ahead of him. His tumor is inoperable at this point and has to be reduced with radiation. He has just started 7 weeks of radiation and chemotherapy. More than likely, he will undergo several surgeries and reconstruction of his tongue and jaw.

Richard has no insurance.There is a program through the hospital that is covering his treatment through March 2012 but there is no medication coverage. He is on 11 different medications right now. He also has a feeding tube and is dependent on medical food (Ensure).

Richard has a wife, Karen and a 3 year old daughter, Caroline. He also has an extended family of brothers and sisters.His wife works two jobs to support the household. Karen can not stay home to care for Richard. The family is barely making ends meet. There should not be a decision between paying the electric bill or paying for cancer medication but there is.

One of the most important parts of getting through cancer treatment and surviving is a positive attitude. The financial stress on the family is mounting. They will climb this mountain like they have done every other obstacle: together with the love and support from family and friends.

Any and all support is greatly appreciated. The outpouring of prayers and kindness has been wonderful.Please keep Richard and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Thank you,
The Tuttle Family
Richard, Karen and Caroline.

If you would like to donate by check Please send checks to: Richard or Karen Tuttle
4837 Alpine Drive
Lilburn GA 30047
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