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This fundraiser ended on 07/02/12

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The family & friends of Silvino Lopez are uniting to help raise funds for him to travel to Germany for a needed treatment

This site is raising money for our father, Silvino Lopez, who unfortunately has been diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer. He needs to travel to Germany to receive a possible life changing stem cell treatment.

Dad is only 60 years old and immigrated to the US with our mother over 35 years ago. They did not speak a word of English and had essentially no money, but were able to provide 3 children with wonderful lives and all the opportunities we could ask for.

About 15 months ago doctors found cancerous tumors in Dad's esophagus and lesions on both lungs. The prognosis from the beginning was very poor and unfortunately at the time Dad was diagnosed, he had no health insurance or life insurance. With the help of some medical grants Dad has been able to get radiation and chemotherapy for the past year and surpassed what medically doctors believed he could endure.

While the doctors believed that they had the cancer contained, a few weeks ago we received the news, via a CAT scan, that the cancer is continuing to grow. While our options are limited to only putting Dad on a stronger form of chemo, we started looking for other alternatives. Through networking, we found a clinic in Germany that would take Dad as a patient and give him a stem cell treatment that is not offered here in the US. For now, this is our best opportunity to give Dad a fighting chance. But this opportunity does not come without a price and it is very expensive one and not including travel expenses. We cannot put a price on a life and have decided as a family that Dad will undergo the 1 week treatment in Germany and return to the US with a year's supply of meds. There is undeniable evidence of successful stem cell treatments that have occurred at this clinic.

Needless to say, we are grateful for this opportunity because it gives us a glimmer of hope and a new chance.

The goal of the donation is to help Dad fund the stem cell treatment. No donation is too small.

If you would prefer to mail a check, you may do so in Dad's name and send to: Silvino Lopez 8703 Goddard Street, Overland Park, KS, 66214.

If you have any questions or would like to speak to a family representative please feel free to call: Grace Lopez at 913-707-4039 or Cindy Francisco 913-707-2169.

All your generous contributions, thoughts and prayers are deeply appreciated!!

Thank you all SO Much!! - Silvino, Grace, and the entire Lopez Family
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