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The Live. Fight. Win. Fundraiser is helping to raise funds for cancer treatment and the related out of pocket medical expenses.

At 29 years old, the last thing I ever thought I would hear is "Mr. Taylor, this is a very serious situation. You need to be preparing for any outcome, and the possibility that this may not be curable."

My name is John Taylor. I am the husband to the most amazing wife I could ever have chosen, dad to two wonderful children ages 5 and 3. I'm a stay-at-home-dad, part-time blogger, and craft fanatic.

Three weeks ago I went to the ER with groin pain. After an ultrasound, CAT scan, and numerous other tests, the doctor walked in to my room, and spoke those words above. And my life was changed in an instant. 

I have been diagnosed with stage 3, non-seminomas testicular cancer, which has spread to the abdomen, the lungs, and the brain. I had surgery a little more than a week ago to have the left testicle removed and I am awaiting the first cycle of chemotherapy that is to begin on October 1st. 

This fundraiser was started to help cover the out of pocket medical expenses associated with cancer treatment. I have not had medical insurance since I was 19, and we are currently awaiting approval of medicaid and social security applications. While we are hopeful that I will be approved, it unfortunately does not mean that the bills and costs (transportation to appointments and treatments, medicines, etc) are waiting as well. 

Live. Fight. Win is the motto we have adapted as we prepare ourselves for this fight. We know that this is not an individual effort, and a large thank you to all of you for support it in order. Without you, a lot of this would not be possible. Together, hand in hand, we all win. 

And we will beat this. 


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