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Help a cancer patient/survivor with treatment costs

Organized by: Bobby Marin

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Bobby Marin via Crowdrise
August 28, 2015

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THE STORY:

My name is Robert Marin. And I'm 32 years old. 2 years ago, shortly after starting a very lucrative career, I was stricken is a terrible form of cancer. It's a very rare form non-Hodgkin's lymphoma known as Lymphomatoid Granulamatosis. When it was finally discovered that this was actually what I was suffering from I was stage III. I went through four rounds of mildy aggressive of chemotherapy until it was decided that the only viable option for my survival would be to have a stem cell transplant. The cancer center I attend for treatment is the University of Kansas Cancer Center. I received my transplant a year ago and have been in remission for about a year. Unfortunately, I received a very lethal doses of radiation and chemotherapy in order to kill off my disease ridden immune system so that I could receive a new one. When a procedure like this is performed the outcome is not always a successful cure. Thi is still in experimental stage and has not yet been approved as a proven cure. In addition to this I deal with a host of diseases caused by the transplant. the most detrimental to my quality-of-life is called graft versus host. It causes liver problems, mouth sores, inability to go out in the sunlight \'96 I'm susceptible to a rash that if untreated can be lethal within weeks. I had a flare up of this very rash about a year ago and have been on a high dose of steroids to treat it for almost a year now and it has basically crippled me. Because of this I have experienced such maladies as complete atrophy of my rotator cuff muscles which prevents me from lifting my arms above my shoulder height. I also suffer from severe neuropathy in my feet from the radiation treatment. This makes walking long distances impossible. And I fall a lot due to lose of balance. Basically, because of the situation I'm unable to work, even doing basic household chores is a very taxing on me as I get tired very easily.i've been having trouble with my state Medicaid plan due to bureaucracy since the first of the year so I haven't had any coverage I've had to pay for things like medications and visits out of pocket. I was paying my own private health insurance coverage until recently when I got dropped due payment issues so basically I'm on my own. My significant other recntly started school again so she's not working and with me not working and barely able to pull my weight around the house as I've had to take on own bills and financial needs for the both of us. Due to the fact that I have trouble doing basic chores it has put strain on our relationship. You see we began dating about two months before I was diagnosed with cancer and she stuck with me.Believe me if I could work I would I think about every day I just physically my able to and with her in school things it just gotten really tight and I'm just looking for a little help to get.Anything helps sometimes we have trouble with simple things like groceries and utilies. In addition to this I deal with a host of diseases caused by the transplant. the most detrimental to my quality-of-life is called graft versus host. It causes liver problems, mouth sores, inability to go out in the sunlight – I'm susceptible to a rash that if untreated can be lethal within weeks. I had a flare up of this very rash about a year ago and have been on a high dose of steroids to treat it for almost a year now and it has basically crippled me. Because of this I have experienced such maladies as complete atrophy of my rotator cuff muscles which prevents me from lifting my arms above my shoulder height. I also suffer from severe neuropathy in my feet from the radiation treatment. This makes walking long distances impossible. And I fall a lot due to lose of balance. Basically, because of the situation I'm unable to work, even doing basic household chores is a very taxing on me as I get tired very easily.i've been having trouble with my state Medicaid plan due to bureaucracy since the first of the year so I haven't had any coverage I've had to pay for things like medications and visits out of pocket. I was paying my own private health insurance coverage until recently when I got dropped due payment issues so basically I'm on my own. My significant other recntly started school again so she's not working and with me not working and barely able to pull my weight around the house as I've had to take on own bills and financial needs for the both of us. Due to the fact that I have trouble doing basic chores it has put strain on our relationship. You see we began dating about two months before I was diagnosed with cancer and she stuck with me.Believe me if I could work I would I think about every day I just physically my able to and with her in school things it just gotten really tight and I'm just looking for a little help to get.Anything helps sometimes we have trouble with simple things like groceries and utilies.

$280

 

1% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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  • Russ Dugan

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Karen

    $50

  • tomomi

    $50

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  • Jason & Alex

    $100

  • Kelsey Hughes

    $20

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Donor Comments

Kelsey Hughes

Kelsey Hughes

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Jason & Alex

Jason & Alex

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

BT

BT

2 years ago

tomomi

tomomi

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Karen

Karen

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Russ Dugan

Russ Dugan

DONATION: $20

Hey hang in there homie!!! 2 years ago

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