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Jim Cuthbert Fund

Organized by: Jessica Biella

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THE STORY:

As many of you are aware Jim Cuthbert was diagnosed with prostate cancer earlier this year. This diagnosis came with major challenges and Jim shared that it was a very emotional time for him and his family. "I was devastated when I heard the news that I had cancer!" A lot of questions came next. Am I going to die? How do I tell my family? When do I tell them and how do I remain strong for their sake? What is the recovery period like? What can I do to be best prepared?

I recently spoke to Jim to get a little bit of background on his condition. We discussed the treatment, the surgery he underwent, the emotional side of it and how did/does this affect him moving forward. So in these next couple of paragraphs I'll do my best to tell his story.

Jim has a history of cancer in his family. His father died of lung cancer in 2002. His brother died of lung cancer in 2003 (at the age of 50). And his other brother was diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer shortly after that. The treatment was successful and his brother remains cancer free. Jim did a very good job of staying in front of this, which in essence saved his life. Jim's cancer was caught early, and successfully removed. "I'm glad that's behind me but I hope my experience can motivate people to Get tested it saved my life!" In talking to Jim he explained that maybe god put this challenge before him so that he can speak up and encourage people to get tested.

He also joked about some of the preparatory things to make life a little after his surgery. Jim stated, "I was at the health club working out with my son doing thigh master exercises and my son was like "dad what are you doing?" "I couldn't tell him I'm doing Kegel exercises to strengthen muscles I will need post-surgery." On April 30th when everything had been arranged and surgery was right around the corner Jim told his kids he had prostate cancer. Jim's family banded together and supported him through the process and back to health. His daughter and son both stayed at the hospital overnight and they were happy to learn the surgery was a success! Jim's surgery took three hours and was done by a world renowned surgeon from the University of Chicago. Dr. Arieh Shalhaz performed the surgery to remove Jim's prostate via a new technically advanced robotic device. He spent another day at the hospital in recovery and was then released with a clean bill of health.

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Today Jim is still limited in the activities he can do. He cannot lift anything which weighs more than 10 pounds. He has a ton of follow up tests every 6 weeks, then every 3 months and then once per year. I think everyone is aware of the fact that healthcare costs are very high and that insurance does not cover everything. The additional testing that he will need to undergo are very costly. Which brings me to how we are going to band together as a team to help.

We will be sponsoring Jim Cuthbert this year as a company in the Spartan Race. That means even if you are not running the race we still encourage you to fund-raise. The money will go to Jim and will be used to minimize the out of pocket expense associated to treating prostate cancer.

$2,655

 

53% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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  • Jack and Kathleen Veith

    $50

  • Don and Patricia Deegan

    $50

  • Jack and Mary Deegan

     

  • Jamal Ayoub

    $50

  • uhlirs

    $50

  • Terre and Frank

    $50

  • Donna Lantz

    $50

  • Kim Ayoub

    $30

  • Kevin and Amanda Hickey

    $50

  • The Kunnemanns

    $20

  • Sandy Poppie

    $50

  • Ron Castaldo

    $50

  • mort wallace

    $100

  • Lance Kammes

    $10

  • Barak Obama

    $10

  • Kath & W Bob

    $50

  • Kuta Family

    $100

  • The Borre's

    $200

  • Martha Walker

    $50

  • Fireballs/Titans Softball

    $300

  • Sheahan Family

    $100

  • Bayron Serrano

    $10

  • Nelsons4, Ltd.

    $200

  • OSM Worldwide

    $500

  • Rob Lang

    $250

  • Kelley

    $150

  • Gregg Lio

    $50

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Organized by

Jessica Biella

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Donor Comments

Gregg Lio

Gregg Lio

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Kelley

Kelley

DONATION: $150

4 years ago

Rob Lang

Rob Lang

DONATION: $250

Go Jim! 4 years ago

OSM Worldwide

OSM Worldwide

DONATION: $500

4 years ago

Nelsons4, Ltd.

Nelsons4, Ltd.

DONATION: $200

4 years ago

Bayron Serrano

Bayron Serrano

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Sheahan Family

Sheahan Family

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Fireballs/Titans Softball

Fireballs/Titans Softball

DONATION: $300

4 years ago

Martha Walker

Martha Walker

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

The Borre's

The Borre's

DONATION: $200

Keep On...Keeping On 4 years ago

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