Help us to fight CANCER

Organized by: Toni Hollenbaugh

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March 22, 2016

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My grandma just recently found out she has the same type of rare cancer Steve Jobs had — pancreatic neuroendocriner. It was just a shock to everyone, but she's handling it so well & is just so strong an beautiful.. she s always been the most caring person & is always there for someone! Last year, when we exhausted all of the most promising treatment options in the United States, the doctors sent her to Germany. At an unassuming hospital in what was formerly East Germany, they commonly do an expensive type of radiation treatment that is stuck in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval process here. Steve Jobs is rumored to have tried the same treatment at another site in Basel, Switzerland. Presumably, he had no trouble affording it. The treatment in Germany, called peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT), costs $18,000 upfront, not including travel expenses. Health insurance only sometimes covers PRRT because it’s considered “experimental,” even though it has been a standard of care in Europe for years. But fellow patients and even the doctors said it yields sometimes miraculous results, and this is the rest of her life we’re talking about — what’s $18,000? I want her to have the world & to see and experience things she hasn't been able to. Our family have some money to pay for the treatment but not enough to cover all the expenses. She means so much to us, I want her to feel comfortable & she needs all the rest she can get. My grandma say that all she wants is us to be well and not worry about her as she lived her life well and it's our turn to be happy, but I need her, we all do! No matter what she say, I am doing my best as our entire family to raise the money and save the woman I love. I love you grandma! I really hope to find some good carrying souls to help us with anything they can to help us to help our grandma, please!


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