Mike Tigert White's Fighting Cancer Fundraiser
Organized by: Brittany Traverse
My Uncle Mike is, yet again fighting cancer for the second time. Mike Tigert White, Captain of Precinct 2 Constable Office in Conroe, Tx is a loving husband and Uncle. He is very involved with my little sister Kyla, who has been living with them for many years. He is considered a Cheer Dad for my sister's competitive cheerleading team, as well as being involved in many events at work. He never meets a stranger, and he is liked by everyone who meets him. On August 16, 2016 he arrived at his 6-Month check up hopeful of good news. After doing blood work, scans and MRI's they found a mass in his abdominal area 5 centimeters in size, and found it was a rapidly growing tumor. On August 26th, the baseball sized tumor came back malignant; Meaning it is cancerous and able to spread. On September 7th, he went for a full cardio work up, had a port put in and also had a pet scan. The results showed that the tumor had already grown another 1.5 centimeters in as little as two weeks, making it now 6.5 centimeters in size. Hope has not been lost and he continues to be strong, as his family is by his side to support him through this tough journey. On September 12th, my Uncle Mike began his first session of chemotherapy. During his process to recovery, he has a total of 6-8 sessions of chemo to be done. Let me break it down for you: 1 session of chemotherapy equals 3 weeks. The first week of each session consists of five days of chemo back-to-back. Week two consists of a Tuesday and Thursday doctor's appointment, as week three involves lots of rest and recovery from the intense sessions, before repeating them again the following week. The goal is to shrink the tumor down so it can be taken out completely. On my Uncle Mike's fourth day of treatment, he had to be rushed over to Herman Hospital by ambulance. His heart was afib and not beating right. A few hours later they were able to stabilize him and move further actions to the observation room, which consisted of 24 hours. The next day he had a chemical stress test to make sure his heart would be strong enough to handle his chemotherapy treatments each week, plus the red chemo that is attached to a pump, that runs for 72 hours straight. Please pray for my Uncle, Mike Tigeret White, and wish for a hopeful, supported recovery. If you are able to make a donation to help him, his wife and his daughter, Kyla it would be greatly appreciated. He will be out of work during his treatments, and will lose Three-Fourths of his pay. My Aunt stays at home to take care of my sister, who is involved in competitive cheerleading, and she is the light of his world. He is also a proud dad of several dogs that he adores so much. As our family is going through this hard time, we are doing all that we can to help support him with anything he needs help with, but we simply cannot do enough on our own. We need all the help we can get, to get through this. A simple donation would mean the world, not only to him but also to our family. I cannot express the appreciation it would bring. We love you all, and am asking for you love and support. God Bless. We will fight away this cancer, once and for all! Mike is a fighter.