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This fundraiser ended on 10/28/11

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The family and friends of Thomas Winburn are working together to raise money in order to help with his battle with Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

October 2011.
Well, the good news is that Tom's last chemotherapy treatment is on 0ctober 28. After that, he will be allowed a recovery time of one month with a post chemotherapy PET scan on November 28. His post chemotherapy doctor's appointment is on December 2. It is at that appointment where we will learn whether he is completely done with treatment or will need to have radiation treatment.

In April 2011, at the young age of 35 years old, Thomas was diagnosed with stage 2B Hodgkin's Lymphoma. After knowing that there was something wrong with him for quite some time it was both a relief and a curse to find out what was ailing him.

Tom works for a small machine tool company in Lexington, Kentucky and though he is able to carry medical insurance, it doesn't cover all of the expenses that are incurred with battling cancer. The co-pays add tremendously to his family's burden. In addition to the expenses of co-pay adding to the family's burden, the loss of wages due to time missed from work for chemotherapy treatments, doctors appointments and PET/CT scans have added to the burden of the family as well. Making ends meet has not been possible for his family during this very trying time.

Tom is father to two wonderful children: Kathryn Teresa, who is eight years old and in the third grade at Northern Elementary in Lexington, KY and Paul Thomas, who is four years old and not yet in school. In addition to his children, he has a wonderful wife, Dorann Winburn, that has been staying at home with the children for the past five years and is constantly at Thomas' side during his doctor's appointments and chemotherapy treatments.

There are times that finding childcare for doctor's appointments is difficult because of the family's inability to pay. Mom refuses to take the children to the doctor's office with them because she doesn't want to risk spreading germs to other patients at the cancer center.
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