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The family of JC Haselby are uniting to raise money to help JC with his battle against late stage cancer. Please help JC fight for his life!

My amazing husband JC was diagnosed with late stage prostate cancer, which had already spread to bone and lymph, on March 21st, 2012. Our Urologist contacted us by phone that afternoon to give us the test results that confirmed our worst nightmare. Things seemed to be in slow motion as he spoke, but I specifically remember hearing our two babies, Gavin and Sophie, playing in the background. And all I could think about then and all I can think about now is getting help for their wonderful daddy so they are able to grow up knowing who he is.

Our journey started out with the traditional prostate cancer treatment of hormone therapy. We were told that the cancer was too far advanced for standard treatment such as radiation or chemo. However, hormone therapy should give us at least two to three years. We also added an alternative enzyme therapy which has extended the lives of thousands and has even turned many advanced cancers around. We thought adding the enzyme therapy would at least give us a few more years if nothing else. Unfortunately, JC only responded to hormone and enzyme therapy for three months…..and we are now being offered “end of life care”.

So we have now exhausted traditional medical protocols for treating this cancer. However, due to endless hours of research and searching, we have found one last hope. We have found a clinic near San Diego that is healing the most advanced cancers and even specializes in prostate and bone cancer. They even specifically have a bone therapy that’s not available anywhere else in the world to my knowledge. This therapy will help heal the cancer in his bones and relieve his pain very quickly. Right now, JC is on the strongest pain relievers offered and he is still in so much pain that he has trouble moving and getting out of bed…..so knowing that there’s a therapy out there that can relieve him of this pain is like a miracle!

We have been in contact with this clinic and the doctor and JC is good candidate for this treatment. Since the cancer is progressing rapidly, JC and I plan to leave as soon as possible. Ideally, we will be there Monday, October 8th, and JC will start his treatment regimen immediately. We are very excited and hopeful about this treatment. However, none of this is covered by our insurance and the clinic requires cash payments per week, with the first payment due upon our arrival. We also anticipate JC receiving treatment for 6-8 weeks at a cost of approximately $6,000 a week and there is follow up care afterwards. Obviously medical costs are now piling up.  We are making as many financial arrangements as possible to pay for this treatment.  However, we do not have liquidity to cover the entire course of treatment and all the related costs involved. We’re at a place on a journey we never dreamed we’d be, but we still hold hope that we will see this through.

If you are able to help us, ANY amount will be received with gratitude with which we will never adequately be able to articulate. We’re clinging to our dreams of JC walking Gavin into preschool again and teaching him how to play golf; JC having tea parties with Sophia and one day walking his beautiful little girl down the aisle. So no, we can’t thank you enough for helping us on this journey. Please know that wherever this road leads us, your kindness will be remembered and celebrated.

If you prefer to donate by check, all checks can be mailed directly to: Capitol Federal Savings and Loan, 2100 E. 151st. Street, Olathe, KS 66062.  Please make all checks payable to the "JC Haselby Medical Expense Fund".

Please follow us in our journey at http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/jameshaselby
 
All our thanks and blessings!

 

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