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Healing Larry
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This is a fundraiser to help Larry Kucsulain treat and we hope CURE himself of Stage 4 GBM brain cancer, and to help our family deal with the mounting & ongoing expenses involved. Thank you SO MUCH for any help! More ...

This is a fundraising page to help my husband Larry Kucsulain, who was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 Glioblastoma Multiforme brain cancer. He has undergone surgery to have most of the tumor removed, however there is no way for them to remove it all, and they expect it to keep growing if not treated. They are recommending a combination of chemo and radiation for 6 weeks, followed by ongoing chemo for another, I believe, 6 months.

We of course intend to pursue holistic treatments as well that could help him, at the very least cope and keep his strength up during the other treatments, and at best CURE him of the cancer (there are a couple treatments we're looking at that are very promising!).

The financial side of this situation however is daunting to say the least. Some of the holistic treatments are quite pricey, and because they're not part of the standard medical protocol, they will not be covered by Medicaid. There are also travel and basic living expenses. Larry has also been and continues to be unable to work, as will I be in order to be full time caregiver to him, our newborn baby, and our 5-year-old son. On top of that, just before our baby was born and all this happened, our vehicle blew a head gasket and is now worth $100 in scrap metal. So we're without a vehicle or money for a new one.

Needless to say we have some challenges ahead, but Larry is determined stay positive and fight this with everything he has so he can be here to watch his boys grow up, and be the wonderful presence in their lives (and mine) that ONLY LARRY CAN BE. And I am determined to do everything in my power to help that happen. Larry is such a special, special man (if you know him, you know), and we all want him to be in our lives for as long as possible!

We are so grateful to all those who have come forward offering us their help and support in so many ways. Despite all the fear and stress we've been feeling, we are filled with so much hope, love and gratitude, thanks to all the astoundingly GOOD, KIND, BEAUTIFUL people in our lives, and coming into our lives at this time. Thank you all SO much.

Sincerely,

Brooke & Larry

xoxo

PS: To contact me directly, my email is brookekucsulain@gmail.com and phone number is (406) 438-6606.

PPS: regarding the $2000 goal, this fundraising page was originally created before we found out about the cancer, when Larry was offered an opportunity from Google to work for them as a certified Google Trusted Photographer. To take them up on the opportunity, he needed to purchase over $2000 worth of specific camera equipment to meet their quality standards and software requirements. We successfully raised the money and purchased all the gear. And then the debilitating headaches started. Our contact at Google is aware of his current situation though and has assured us the offer will still stand whenever he is recovered and ready to take it on. Thanks you again, all of you who donated to that original cause as well.

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For your generous donation I will send you a signed, quality photo print of one of my photographs (of your choice - I will send you a link to my portfolio). Thank you for your support!
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