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Buggo's Bug Battle with Nodular Melanoma
$180 raised
4% of $5k goal
4 contributors
0 days left
Ended Feb 15, 2014
Riley, or Buggo as he is affectionaltly called by his family and close friends, is an amazing nine year old boy, with an even more amazing battle in front of him. He has been disgnosed with Malignant Nodular Melanoma. Childhood Melanoma is rare, ...

Riley, or Buggo as he is affectionaltly called by his family and close friends, is an amazing nine year old boy, with an even more amazing battle in front of him. He has been disgnosed with Malignant Nodular Melanoma. Childhood Melanoma is rare, with less than 500 diagnosed in 2013.  The statistics for a child under 10 to get melanoma is less than one in one million, and so his diagnosis, as you can see, is so extremely rare. Our family has immediately realized the seriousness of this, and have worked tirelessly for the last 72 hours to find the best care available to him. We will go wherever he needs to be to have the best treatment possible. We live in Colorado, and have to travel 260 miles to Denver to see a pediatric oncologist. We also have contacted a doctor in New York who specializes in pediatric melanoma, and a few top pathologists reviewing slides and reports. We are going to incur tremendous expense above what we can pull together right now. Travel, food, lodging, transportation, care for our pets while we are out of town, all things we have not financially anticipated or prepared for. Our main focus is to get Buggo to the best doctors to be able to treat this very rare and almost always fatal cancer. We have the medical expenses covered by our insurance for the most part as far as I know for now, but that may change in the future as well. I just do not want to have any hurdle to jump over that does not pertain to my son getting the best medical care that we can find. Thank you so very much for your loving donation. And if you have read this and are unable to give financially, please offer a prayer, and give some healing light and loving comfort to Rilley and to our family, that we have the continued strength to overcome this, and get to the place of complete healing. 

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