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This fundraiser ended on 09/01/12

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The family of Ted Balabuch is raising money to kick his lung cancer with treament not covered by insurance. Please show your support!

Ted Balabuch was diagnosed with stage IV non-small cell lung cancer in January 2012 after falling down a fire tower stairwell while working and obtaining injures to his back and shoulder. His injuries cannot be treated while recieving treatment for cancer; however he is being forced to either collect disability or return to work. He is currently working to maintain health insurance to cover his cancer treatments, but this comes with a price on his body. The moment he stops working he will no longer receive health insurance for him or his family and he will only be eligible for 40% of his income on disability. Even if he continues to work, his insurance will not cover new cancer treatments that will improve he chances of survival from 0-13% to 60-80% with Proton Therapy.

Ted supports his wife and chronically ill daughter with this health insurance. His daughter has a rare disease that requires constant specialized care. If he loses insurance he will not be able to support these medical expenses on his own.

Ted has been helping save lives since he was a young man and now it's time to help save his by raising funds to support his medical expenses. Ted is a veteran of the United States Army where he served from January of 1984 through January of 1990. After serving our country for six years, he became a firefighter in 1994, and continued a life of public service. He currently still works for the city of Camden NJ.

If we can raise $10,000, this will help cover the cost of the new and effective cancer treatment called Proton Therapy. Every donation minus the 7% deduction this site takes for credit card fees will go towards saving Ted's life. Please give back to a man who has given so much for all those around him!

Thanks for your support!

Lauren Van Sciver and the Balabuch Family
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