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I just want my husband to live and have a happy life and watch our child grow up. Please don't let Ron die. I love him so very much.

Ron and I first met in April of 2009 when Ron lived and worked in
Houston, Texas.

On January 5 of 2010 Ron retired and moved here to the Philippines to
be with me. We were married on February 24 of 2010, about 22 months ago.

When Ron and I first met, he told me that in 1999 he had seen blood in
his urine and had gone to the hospital and they discovered that he had
bladder cancer. UTMB Galveston removed 3 tumors from his bladder.

In 2008, again Ron saw blood in his urine and went to MD Anderson
Cancer Center in Houston where they removed 2 new tumors.

Now Ron has again found blood in his urine and once again needs cancer
surgery to remove the cancer tumors.

We live completely on Ron's Social Security check of only $1122.00 a
month and we have no other income or savings. We do not have the money
for Ron to return to the USA for the surgery he needs.

This surgery is not available here in the Philippines. The nearest
place to get this surgury is in Singapore or Australia and both of
those places want a very high cash deposit of about $15,000 US dollars
before they will admit him to the hospital, and the balance paid
within 90 days. For us, that is impossible.

Ron's only option is to return to the USA and be treated there using
his Social Security Medicare benefits.

If we can not find the money for his trip to the USA he will die
within 3 to 6 months. We have less than 2 months to find the needed

Ron has figured the amount of money for the round trip air fare, the
hotel, food and rental car and the very least that we can do it with
is $9,878.00.

Ron is too proud to ask for help. I know he is very worried. He gets
almost no sleep trying to find some way to get back to the USA.

Please help us get this money.

Thank you,
Rudy Mae Vandegrift

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