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This fundraiser ended on 11/01/12

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This is a fundraiser to help raise money for Ryan Wenzel's medical costs and associated expenses

Ryan Wenzel was diagnosed with rich large-cell osteosarcoma in his right tibia around Easter 2010. He was forced to cut back his work hours and accept Alaska Medicaid to help pay his medical bills. In September of 2010, his wife separated from him, divorcing him in February of 2011, and leaving him with 4 children and no support. During the end stages of his chemotherapy, a tumor (called a PUNLUP tumor) was discovered in his bladder and treated. Since that time, he has fought the cancer into remission (though he now has a titanium replacement for the majority of his right leg). He still has a minimum of 4 years before he is given a clean bill of health. However, during his treatment, he has still manged to support his children, he has finished a Masters in Education, and he has operated as an educational resource and mentor for dozens of local higher education students. While Alaska Medicaid has paid the majority of his medical bills, he is still faced with thousands of dollars of co-pays, along with associated costs not covered by his health insurance.

For further information, feel free to contact Ryan at (907)874-2002, or at ryancw@yahoo.com.
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