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The purpose of this fundraiser is to raise money to pay the $9300.00 funeral bill and other expenses created by my condition.

The Chris Schurr Fight Against Cancer Benefit
345 Washington Church Road
Home, Pennsylvania 15747
724-599-2567 724-422-1905 724-397-9326
April 10, 2012

To Whom It May Concern:

Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Christopher Schurr. I am a 33 year old Chef that is suffering from terminal Cancer of the Esophogus, Lymph nodes, and Liver. I have been given a short time to live because my cancer is terminal Stage 4. I have had approxametly 12 surgeries or procedures and 30 weeks of Chemo since June 2011. I am inoperable due to having 11 +/- tumors in my liver. They can't take them out because it would leave less than 20% of my liver and you need at least that amount to function properly. Your liver regenerates and does grow back but in my case it wouldn't grow fast enough to support my body and it's duties.
I am in a Clinical Research Study now as kind of a last chance. I go to Monroeville every week for more Chemo. It's always a full fast paced week with Doctor appointments, Surgeries, out patient procedures, chemo, scans, and so on, you get the picture. I have went from 360 pounds to 177. My life has changed totally. I never thought I couldn't drive anymore, walk without help, feel things I used to, due to total numbness in my hands and feet due to Neuropathy.
Cancer has left me unable to pursue my career as a Certifed Executive Chef. I walk 30 feet to the mailbox and have to take a break. I used to cook Benefit Dinners for cancer patients, but I am unable to do that anymore as well. If I'm awake for 5 hours or so I'm ready to go to bed. I am sleeping in a hospital bed, being tube fed, and my medications are about 26 pills per day, plus patches, and liquid painkillers, so what the cancer doesn't keep me from doing the strong drugs do.
I am asking for your help in my fight against this awful terminal disease that is killing me and millions more. A benefit dinner is being held at The Indiana Eagles on May 12, 2012 and I would greatly appreceiate your company this day, however, if you can't make it any donation or contribution you can make towards our mission for the benefit would be appreciated tremendously! Contributions will help with paying John Lefdal Funeral Home for my arrangements, which no 33 year old should ever have to do. That was very hard, crying the whole time. The funeral is $9300.00 My first Pet Scan was $12,000.00. It will also help with transportation expenses, prescriptions, co-pays, etc. Monetary donations may be sent to the address above, tangable donations or contributions may be made by calling one of the numbers above for pickup. I hope to see you all there so we can have a fun filled night of helping a great cause, a fight for life!

Christopher Schurr
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