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Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:22 PM

My friends started a website where you can help me beat my cancer.

As many of you know, I was diagnosed with stage 3 rectal cancer over a year ago. I got a bunch of chemo, very aggressive surgery and radiation, and was pronounced cancer free in July of this year. However, since then, the cancer has come back...metastatic. It seems to have spread to my lungs and chest lymph nodes.

Now, I'm a pretty proud guy and I hate asking for help, especially when I know how many people are suffering out there. I am very lucky that I live in Canada and that many of my needs and treatments are covered by out health system. With that said, I'm also in a real tight spot. Because I was going to university and I am so young, I don't have access to a lot of sources of income others might. I can't get disability unless I quit school (something I don't want to do, even if I don't live long enough to finish), nor can I get EI or live off savings/retirement that I don't have. I'm only 33...my somewhat even tiny nest egg has already been vanquished.

Here is a copy to my blog where you can learn about what I've been through

http://thedanarchist.blogspot.ca/

And here is the page my friends started in order to do some fundraising so that I can concentrate on school, beating cancer, and maybe even take a small trip in the summer some time

http://joindansfight.blogspot.ca/

I don't want you guys to feel like you HAVE to contribute....things are tough, but my friends and family are helping me as best they can. Hopefully, this latest batch of chemo won't be so bad and I might be able to work a little. However, if you have millions of dollars burning a hole in your pocket and want to give a not-to-proud to accept help DUer a hand up, I would appreciate it. Even more, I would appreciate any emotional and psychological support you can offer. A big shout out to TAD, Argula latte, and my other cancer support group peeps. Share your stories with me....in a lot of ways, survivor stories are worth so much more than money.

Thank you.

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Reply My friends started a website where you can help me beat my cancer. (Original post)
Evoman Nov 2012 OP
seabeyond Nov 2012 #1
Evoman Nov 2012 #2
seabeyond Nov 2012 #3
Kali Nov 2012 #4
Flaxbee Nov 2012 #5
Evoman Nov 2012 #9
LeftishBrit Nov 2012 #6
trof Nov 2012 #7
Evoman Nov 2012 #8
Heidi Nov 2012 #10
Evoman Nov 2012 #11
progressoid Nov 2012 #12
midnight Nov 2012 #13

Response to Evoman (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:38 PM

1. i am in full support.

i cant do it now, but, i want to spend more time in those two link.

and always..... thinking of you and wanting the best.

i will get back in the sites, later today.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:41 PM

2. Hey, I mean it when I say that it's okay not sending anything.

I'm just glad to have people like you at my back. You know how much I love you, you crazy feminist . How are your sons doing?

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Response to Evoman (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:46 PM

3. i totally know.... that you meant what you said.

you have been on the top of my list, of fav, when it comes to respect.

the boys has the world by the tail.

i want the same for you.

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Response to Evoman (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:12 PM

4. kick

and check your PMs

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Response to Evoman (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:19 PM

5. I'm going to bookmark this so I can help you when I have a little extra

which I hope will be sooner rather than later.

I have had many friends and family with various forms of cancer, and they're all still here. Someone who had two bouts 10 years apart was told that treatments have progressed so much in the past decade that they wouldn't do now what they did then for her (not exactly comforting, but you get the gist - huge steps are made daily in cancer treatment).

I'll be pulling for you. You are young and strong.

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Response to Flaxbee (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 08:27 PM

9. Thanks


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Response to Evoman (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:49 PM

6. Very very best thoughts

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Response to Evoman (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 07:32 PM

7. K&R is about all I can do now.

Funds are tight.

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Response to trof (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 08:26 PM

8. It's okay. Things are tight everywhere.

I'm not doing so financially great myself, but I know there are people way worse of than I am. Those who can help, I appreciate, but even a message or a kick means a lot to me. Thanks Trof.

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Response to Evoman (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:05 PM

10. Kick!

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Response to Evoman (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 01:59 PM

11. kick for the morning peeps.

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Response to Evoman (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 02:03 PM

12. Kicking this for those of us that missed it the first time around.

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Response to Evoman (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 02:27 PM

13. Hugs... And a big K&R!!!!! You are entitled to the best and as much care and help to get you

strong and healthy...

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