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My uncle has a untreatable Glioblastoma brain tumor. This is the most aggresive type of brain cancer anyone could have. My family is in need of donations to pay medical bills, build a memorial fund and loss in pay while at the hospital.

My uncle was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma brain tumor on the right side of the brain on June 16, 2009. Most of the tumor was removed during surgery on June 19, 2009. For the past year my uncle has gone through Radiation and an aggressive chemotherapy treatment to try and reduce the amount of tumor that remained and slow down the re-growth. On April 28, 2010, the MRI showed that the tumor was gone.

On Friday, June 4th 2010, my uncle was rushed via ambulance to the hospital because he fainted and fell at home. Sadly, on Friday, June 5th, 2010, a new MRI showed that my uncle had a new tumor on the left side of his brain. At the time of the bad news, surgery was not an option because the medication, Avastin, that he was receiving every two weeks to treat the first tumor causes severe bleeding during surgery. So, surgery could not be done for another 4 weeks. The only other option was Radiation.

Radiation was performed on Wednesday, June 16, 2010. On Friday, June 18, through another MRI and CT scan my family was informed that my uncle had a major stroke and that further treatment was no longer possible. As you can only imagine how devastating this news was for my family. As of Sunday, June 20, 2010 (Father’s Day), my uncle has not been able to open his eyes, answer any yes/no questions by moving his head and shake anyone’s hand that come to visit him.

On Monday, June 21, 2010 my uncle was admitted into the Hospice unit at the hospital because he is now unresponsive. My uncle is being cared for at the hospital by my aunt, Tia Ana, and my cousin, Marlyn and they not working. They have not been working since June 4th and have run out of paid time off.

I’ve started this fundraiser to help my family with outstanding medical bills that were not covered by the insurance that is about $17,000 and still rising. Also to help them pay for monthly bills while they are not working. In addition, a memorial fund was never established by my aunt and uncle and the funeral costs are approximately $12,000 to $15,000.

I’m asking that all of you help my family with whatever donations you can make. Every little bit helps, especially in these hard times.

Thank you
 

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