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This fundraiser ended on 11/06/12

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Family and Friends of Kenny McCalicher are joining to raise money to help with medical bills and related expenses not covered by insurance.

As most of you know my dad, Kenny McCalicher , was diagnosed with Leukemia on January 2, 2012. After a long stay in Hershey Medical Center, where doctors and nurses gave him chemo treatments, biopsies, blood transfusions, plasma, lots of medicine and wonderful care to get him strong enough to get back home to await a bone morrow donor. Once he was home he was able to have visiting nurses take his blood for cell counts and even chemo treatments were done at home. Although his counts sometimes ended him back and forth in and out of the hospital a couple of times before a donor had been found.

Mid May, Dad was admitted back to Hershey Medical Center where he was given medicine and some treatments before the actual donor’s cells were given to him on May 31st. He continued his stay in the hospital for another 2 and half weeks for more medicine and also to make sure his body did not reject the new cells. Later he was released to go home with previsions to return back to the hospital to have his blood counts done every other day, to every three days, to once a week. Recently he was told 93% of the donor’s cells had taken to his body. This was a huge success for Dad and he was feeling better.

On August 3rd , he was told that they found signs of leukemia in his blood again. He then had another biopsy done to confirm that he has the Leukemia back in his bone marrow. He is now on his way back to Hershey Medical Center for 5 days of chemo and then he will continue his stay in the Hope Lodge next to the hospital to keep him close for his blood counts.

He has been through a lot these past 7 months and for the most part had / has a great outlook on this whole situation. Unfortunately his short term disability has ended, he does not qualify for Social Security Disability, his insurance will be ending at the end of this month, he will have to pay for Cobra and he is does not have his income coming in.

This is a donation/ gift request to help out with medical bills and even help with the day to day expenses. Since he is not able to work and has no idea when he will be able to. Your generous gifts and prayers go a long way in helping while the bills keep rolling in. Here is the link to http://www.giveforward.com/ kennymccalichermedicalfund

If you prefer, you can also send personal checks by mail to: Kenneth McCalicher, 218 South Spruce Street Birdsboro, PA 19508
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