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Sister is raising money to help her brother Jarek Popeda win his battle against melanoma. Please show your support!

My brother Jarek was healthy young man until he started having stomach pain. Ultrasound showed tumor in stomach and pancreas areas. My parents took him to oncology clinic and after 7 hours surgery tumor was removed (tumor diameter = 6''). Couple days after he was diagnosed with metastasis melanoma. His oncologist informed us that they removed whole tumor and put him on on lite chemotherapy DITC. Time passed by Jarek were feeling good. Then about year after surgery he went for last dose of chemo and last PET CT. The PT results were really bad. Cancer came backand developed new tumors that started spreading to his lymph nodes. That was first time we heard about new drug for his type of melanoma called Yervoy but at the same time we found out that cost of treatment with this drug is $120,000.00, which in Poland it's 3 times more. Oncologist had couple other options so we weren't that concerned yet. But then all bad started happening. Fist Jarek rejected new chemo PACLITAXEL, he was highly allergic. Then we were gonna try Vemurafenib but his mutation was negative. After that oncologist said he doesn't see any other option. Me and my family decide to raise money for that last option left YERVOY. I personally am so frustrated and mad when I think that there is a drug that can save Jarek life but money is the problem!!! But I'm not going to give up. I'm going to fight for my brothers life. He's only 30 years old, never smoked, never drank!!! He deserves to live especially when there is a medication. I'm asking for any help to save my brother.Thank you all for your donations, support and most importantly prayers. We do believe in miracles and we pray for one each day.
God Bless you.
Wioleta Popeda and family
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