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This is Randy Brown's pancreatic cancer "United Cancer Battle Fund" to be used to fund Randy's much needed post surgery treatment protocol!

My uncle, Randy Brown, was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer. Unlike most cancers, pancreatic cancer does not manifest symptoms until it has progressed to a very advanced stage.

Randy has just undergone a very radical surgery for his cancer known as "whipple surgery". His surgery was completed on August 2, 2012, at the University of California - Irvine Medical Center, one of the top surgery centers for this type of cancer in our country. The surgery lasted almost twelve hours and left Randy in a very weak state, after which, the surgeons declared that Randy would be in a very gradual surgery recovery and feel like "he had been hit by a truck" for approximately 3-months following surgery.

Randy is gradually building his strength following surgery to enable him to enter the next important phase of his treatment. Randy is eligible to participate in an equally aggressive clinical trial to try and eradicate this terrible cancer. The trial will be conducted for Randy at the University of California - San Diego Medical Center, under the supervision of several doctors specializing in the specific treatment protocol, and who will also assist Randy with most of the medical expenses associated with this individual trial. Randy is responsible for approximately $120,000 of the total cost. Our family has raised a portion of those expenses but are short $75,000.

We are humbly asking for assistance from all those who are able to help in this fight to meet the outstanding balance required before Randy can enter the individual clinical trail.

Randy is a very humble and giving uncle who has raised two young men and has a third who just turned 18-years old and graduated from high school this last June. Randy's goal is to be able to help his youngest boy graduate from college and make a positive contribution to society.

Randy's public service career as a police officer was cut abruptly short due to an on-duty injury. He was always known for his caring and selfless service to others in his community and, right up until the time of his surgery, continued to volunteer his time and talents to our family, his church and the community to help those less fortunate.

Please take a moment to consider being a part of our family's fight to extend a few more precious years to Randy's life that he so desperately needs to ensure his son Steven gets a fair chance to succeed in his own life. Randy has been Steven's and his older sons' constant mentor, dedicated father, and much needed positive role model.

Sometimes not so good things happen to good people, just as in Randy's fight with such a severe form of cancer.

This particular clinical trial appears to hold the most promise in helping to extend Randy's life and the quality of that life. Unfortunately, Randy cannot begin the trial until we have raised all of the funds for Randy's share of the trial costs.

Our family appreciates all that you can do to be a part of this cause and we very much appreciate your own hopes and prayers for our dear and very much loved Randy in helping to wage this battle. He must begin his therapy very soon to ensure the cancer does not spread anymore. He still has it currently in 8 of his limp nodes following his surgery and it still appears to his surgeons to be very aggressive.

If you would like to contact Randy and our family, please feel free to do so at my email address which is Randy's eyes light up when he receives thoughts and prayers from others who wish him well in his battle.

Again, please know that we as a family are so very grateful for anything you may be able to do to help us win this battle with Randy's cancer! may your own lives be exceptionally blessed for your gracious, and most precious assistance to our family during this critical time of need!

We will keep you all posted as this battle progresses!
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