Help Heal Roberts throat cancer
Organized by: Robert Lutz
This is to help with Roberts medical bills associated with throat cancer. As he is currently awaiting insurance, this fund is to get him the treatment he needs now, i.e. biopsies, lab work, radiology, transportation, etc. As there is little to none charity care in the state of Florida, where he currently resides, and his current income working for a mom and pop operation (which is barely above minimum wage) is too high for medicaid, he's kinda stuck in limbo.(laid off nov2014, no return)
His daughters are trying to arrange a way to get him back to New Jersey, closer to them so they can help out with housing and transportation for treatment.
As it appears to be in the beginning stages, we are hoping that quick, aggressive treatment will work to nip this in the bud without surgery and the associated cost that go with that.
A proud man and hard worker all his life, he never asked for a handout, but this caught him by surprise. So we are hoping your prayers and generous help will get him back up and running, to be able to watch his grandsons grow up.
He is currently undergoing treatment . Chemo once a week for 6 weeks and radiation 5x a week for seven weeks.Thank you and God bless.
**UPDATE ON CONDITION**
Hi I'm Bob First I'd like to thank all of you who visisted my fundraiser As it stands now, I've completed the treatments prescribed by my oncologists. Tough road over the past 2 1/2 months for sure. Wound up with 9 chemos and 35 radiation treatments. They wanted to hit it hard, and boy, did they! Currently I am pretty wiped out, hard to swallow and pretty painful radiation burns on my shoulders and neck, and also the inside of my throat. The docs tell me things should start to improve after a couple weeks; I'm praying they are right. We'll find out in late March when I get a post treament pet scan.
As it stands, I was able to secure insurance, (lost insurance 2/1/2015 due to premiums doubling) but still have on going expenses from before and after treatment. Unable to work, the dailies are still there, rent, food gas, etc. Plus some of my medical is not covered. So I'm going to leave the fundraiser up for a little while longer. Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated. I am determined to beat this, so I can give back what I have recieved, and to donate time to cancer support organizations.. No one should go through this alone.. Again I wish to thank you for your prayers and genorousity. As of March 9, still having effects of treatments. All the radiation ruined my teeth, so now I am going to need dentures. Which is not covered. I did find a very good dentist that will do them for $10k, which is dirt cheap so that's my next move. Nueropathy has set in now pain in extremities.
you can now follow and get daily updates on twitter @throatcancerbob (Good)