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Arturo's Chemotherapy & RPLND Surgery Fund
$3,876 raised
77 contributors
6 Years running

As you all know - on May 21st, Arturo Hernandez was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer, shortly after on June 12th, he had an Orchiectomy (his testicle and tumor removed) - during his follow up
Arturo has been diagnosed with stage II lymph node cancer, and has started chemo on, July 15, 2013. He will have chemo for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week - two weeks to recover - repeated schedule for 4 rounds. I wish I could say that was the extent of our treatment, however, due to the aggressiveness of his cancer, 6 weeks after his last chemo treatment (End of October), he has to have an additional surgery called an Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection, or RPLMD for short- at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center NYC.

The RPLMD is a very invasive surgery that takes approximately 6-8 hours to preform and 3-6 months to recover from, with only a few qualified surgeons able to perform it.

I know this seems like a lot of information to absorb, but here are the most important facts:

-Arturo does not have health insurance.
-One week of Chemo costs $30,000-45,000 dependent on the drugs he’s given that week. Arturo will be having 4 rounds.
-We are currently on Charity Care through Somerset Medical Center, however that only covers a fraction of total treatment costs.
-Memorial Sloan Kettering, where he will be having the RPLMD does not offer any financial help, nor charity care, and we will be absorbing 100% of the cost of surgery.
-He will be unable to return to work for at least 6 months after surgery.

We’re in the process of planning many fundraising events, but until things settle down, we’re sending this link to whoever will generously spare any amount of money. We will keep everyone updated with the progress, and thank you in advance for your time, generosity and good thoughts.

We love each and every one of you, and you don’t have any idea how grateful we are to have amazing people like you in our lives.

He will get through this, day by day, and it will be over one day, until then, we are forever grateful for any contribution you can spare.

Forever grateful,
Molly & Arturo

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