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This fundraiser ended on 05/03/12

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This fund was created to help David Petersen afford the costs of a life-saving surgery to beat prostate cancer. Please show your support!

At my dad's regular physical in April, he learned that his PSA level was 6.5. PSA stands for prostate-specific antigen. It is a protein produced by cells of the prostate gland. Doctors worry when the PSA level is over 4.5. So he met with other doctors, had a biopsy and his worst fear was confirmed.

My father was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Today, prostate cancer is not a death sentence. Surgery to remove the prostate can mean a complete recovery. Luckily, my dad's cancer has not spread to any other parts of his body. This surgery will save his life.

However, my dad does not have insurance.

The surgery will cost a little over $24,000. My dad has spent hundreds of hours on the phone seeking financial aid. The American Cancer Society is working with him, as well as his doctor. He has found financial aid to cover half of the costs, but he still needs $12,000 to help pay for the rest of the surgery.

My dad is a very hard worker. He has been the manager at Dairy Queen in Derby, KS for the past 7 years. Since he's managed the store, the store's sales have increased every year. Not to mention, it is the #1 cake store in Kansas.

Beyond my dad's managerial finesse, he is an even better dad! He pushed me in school and soccer, while making time to talk to me about all my girl issues too. He supported me and helped me become the woman I am today.

Now it's my turn to help him.

My dad's cancer diagnosis is devastating. This surgery will save his life. With your help, my father will make a complete recovery and be free of immense medical debt.

His surgery is scheduled for May 14. I am trying to raise money in the next few weeks so that his surgery does not have to be postponed. Thank you all for your donations, support and most importantly prayers.
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