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This fundraiser ended on 03/06/12

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The family of Gene Bockman are uniting to raise money to help with urgent medical costs associated with his battle of advanced Kidney Cancer

This Fundraiser has been started in honor of Gene Bockman to help with health care expenses. This is the Phase One Campaign for the urgent assistance the family is in need of.

He has recently been diagnosed with Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma (aka) Kidney Cancer and as a result had his right kidney removed. During his 3 month followup the doctors found that his remaining kidney is still not fully functional, he has become anemic again, and cancer has now spread into both of his lungs. As of now the specific type of cancer that is attacking his lungs is undetermined.

During this time Gene was also forced into early retirement and has since lost his medical insurance coverage. The family is now having to pay for COBRA insurance in addition to his loss of wages and the medical bills expense not covered under insurance.

This is a transition period for the family as they are awaiting approval from the VA, the activation of unemployment benefits, & other eligible government funding. Due to the aggresiveness of his particular cancer the family may be relocating from Arizona back to Illinois so they can have family support during this life changing event. Just to have an idea of the medical costs the family is looking at: One month supply of one chemo-therapy medication out-of-pocket expense is roughly $6000.

Cancer is never pleasant no matter how big or small and sadly in today's world most people have been affected in some way by it. Any support you are able to give is greatly appreciated!
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