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Chemotherapy and Radiation expenses for Stephen!
$3,650 raised
37% of $10k goal
34 contributors
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Ended Jun 20, 2014
Stephen Jaeger has been diagnosed with Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the tongue.  My insurance is based on working hours.  I am starting Chemotherapy and Radiation therapy beginning in April 2014.  During this treatment I will ...

Stephen Jaeger has been diagnosed with Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the tongue.  My insurance is based on working hours.  I am starting Chemotherapy and Radiation therapy beginning in April 2014.  During this treatment I will not be able to work.  I'm going to have a feeding tube inserted directly into my stomach and be extremely weak.  To continue my treatments I will have to direct pay my health insurance $950 a month.  Disability insurance will barely cover my living expenses and my out of pocket co-pays.  I've been told in no uncertain terms that without my medical insurance they will not treat me due to the high costs of chemo and radiation.  There is also a chance that I may have to repeat the treatments a second or third time and possibly have half of my tongue removed as well as surrounding tissue. The radiation they can only do one round as it is a lifetime dose. This radical treatment could last anywhere from 4 months to 15 months.  I need to raise $10000 to $15000 to pay for my health insurance during these months.  I know that everybody is struggling in these hard economic times.  However;  If my friends and family and their extended friends and family could PLEASE SHARE this fundraising effort and donate as much as you can without putting yourselves out it would be greatly appreciated.  Even if you can only chip in $20 it could go a long way to prolonging my life.  My doctors have told me they believe that they can treat and cure me, but it is going to be a long and unpleasant battle.  If you have nothing to spare I would appreciate your prayers as much as your money.  Please help me stay alive.  Thank you and I love you all.  If you would like updates on my progress and condition just send me a message on facebook and i will keep you informed.  Thanks again for your help!

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