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The Palgen family is looking for your support to help Scott in his battle of metastatic lung cancer. Here is our story...

Scott is a loving husband to his wife Julie and devoted father to his daughter Emily. Scott and Julie got married in a very intimate wedding October 23, 2010 in McHenry, Illinois with our family and friends. We moved into our beautiful home in N. Phoenix, Arizona in March, 2011. LIFE WAS JUST PERFECT!

Then Scott was given the devastating news a on August 25, 2011 that he has a rare cancer called High Grade Myxofibrosarcoma in his upper right arm. Scott started his treatment on 9/19/2011 with aggressive Chemo which continued until 11/1/2011. Scott was finally cleared for surgery of his tumor in his arm on 12/19/2011. Scott then recovered from the surgery until 1/29/2012 when he then started 8 weeks 5 days a week of radiation to the arm. Once that was completed Dr. Seetharam ordered CT scans of the arm and chest area. In the scans they saw multi nodules in the lung area with the largest in the left lung.

After a biopsy of the large lung nodule we again were given devastating news on May 22, 2012 that the nodules were cancer that spread to the lungs. Scott currently has 8 tumors in his lungs. Many of these are increasing in size rapidly after several unsuccessful chemotherapy treatment plans. We are currently moving into Plan C of his battle to fight his lung cancer. This will consist of a pill form of a new FDA drug called Votrient. This medication will be given daily for many months at a time.  A 30 day supply of this medication is $7,500.00 and insurance only covers a % of this.

The last 389 days of this battle have consisted of 85 doctors visits, and 6 hospital stays, 42 days total and surgery on his arm that removed almost all of his tricep and deltoid muscle giving him limited movement in his arm. The cancer has taken so much away from him, he is no longer able to work, and do the things that he loves to do in his life since being dianosed a year ago.

Even though Scott has medical insurance we continue to have significant out of pocket expenses for deductibles, medication and trips back and forth to the doctor. Our family is at the point in his treatment that we need to ask, humbly, for support from our family and friends so we can assure Scott continues to stay on the right path with his fight against his cancer. With your support we will continue to battle this aggressive rare cancer Scott is faced with.

If you are more comfortable sending donations directly to the Palgen Family, we ask that you make them payable to Scott Palgen, and mail them to the following address:

Scott Palgen

33313 N. 21st Drive

Phoenix, AZ 85085

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