SUPPORT TEAM CREAM AND THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER
Organized by: Team Cream
UPDATE (12/9/2015): Over the past year, there have been a lot of ups and downs. In August 2015, Kyle had a large portion of his hip removed due to the growth of a tumor. After bouncing back from that surgery, he learned that tumors had spread to his lungs and, in November 2015, he once again started chemotherapy treatment. The protocol calls for 2 cycles over a 6 week period, followed by scans and a reassessment. As you can see by his updates regarding his health and his experience going through chemo, Kyle is in good spirits and will continue to fight this battle as hard as he can. Thank you for your continued support.
Join us in support of our friend, Kyle Cremarosa, and his family. The Cremarosas are in the thick of Kyle’s heroic battle with Stage 4 bone cancer. On November 16th, 2014, we ran the Big Sur Half Marathon to raise funds to support Kyle’s treatment and prosthetic needs. Please check out the AWESOME picures and STACK produced recap video from our amazing experience!
Also, please take a few minutes to view a very cool video of Team Cream's story, put together courtesy of our great friends at STACK Magazine.
And last but certainly not least, back by popular demand: Kyle & Olivia singing Frozen's Let it Go.
How can you help?
- Donate now by clicking the orange “DONATE” button on the right.
- Spread the word to friends and family by sharing this page or the following link, www.SupportCream.com, which forwards directly to this donation page.
- Check out the T-shirts we created, which are a great way to show support and increase awareness! Ladies Pink version also available!
As part of his long, ongoing battle against cancer, our friend Kyle had a leg amputation in December of 2013, with the hope that the surgery would rid his body of this disease. Unfortunately, it had already spread and in 2014 he had a new mass appear in his lung that required surgery. Another mass has recently been diagnosed in his hip bone that will require treatment.
His cancer, an extremely rare sarcoma called adamantinoma, may have originated back in 2003 when he broke his fibula during his senior football season at Harvard University. To put in perspective how uncommon it is, sarcomas represent approximately 1% of all adult cancers, while adamantinoma accounts for about 1% of all sarcomas. As is the case with many rare cancers, it does not have a prescribed treatment plan, so obtaining a long term diagnosis is difficult.
“I understand that my future is uncertain”, Kyle acknowledges. “Because of that fact, my goal is to be as active as possible and give my family and friends as many lasting memories as I can squeeze out of this body. As you can see by my wife’s awesome blog, No Leg No Problem, letting my diagnosis slow me down is not an option. As long as my body is willing and able, I’ll give anything a try, especially if it will put a smile on my daughter’s face. And I definitely do not let the fact that I am an amputee hold me back.”
Endearingly nicknamed “Cream” by his close friends, Kyle’s courage, practicality, and positive thinking have left his friends, family, college roommates, and football teammates in awe. It is no surprise that he was recently named a Dad Hero by L.A. Parent magazine. His wife Anna and daughter Olivia continue to light his life with love and support.
Fighting cancer isn't cheap. Kyle's insurance has been on board, but unfortunately, insurance doesn’t cover nearly all the costs of treatment. Given that Kyle's cancer has metastasized, and continues to pop up in the form of small masses at different spots around his body, Kyle and Anna are evaluating alternative treatments. The costs and insurance coverage for those paths are unclear. Cream is and has always been an active, athletic guy, and his prosthetic needs continue to evolve.
As Team Cream, we are fund raising for Kyle's present and future! We want to help him get the best care and prosthetic solutions available. Please join us.
Thank you so much for your support.