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Aggressive Brain Tumor Leaves Family Fighting for Survival

$9,700raised of $50,000 goal
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Organizer: Michelle Marek and Holly Wealton Beneficiary: Cary Borter

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Sometimes in life your world can change in the blink of an eye; all the things you took for granted yesterday are robbed from you today, and the fight for mere existence tomorrow, is a battle you are overwhelmed trying to win.

Such is the story of Cary Borter, the 60 year “young” father of 7 and grandfather of 4.

Cary was the picture of health; worked out regularly, ate healthy and never drank alcohol.

Cary was a hard-working man by day, who was also able to live his dream as a professional drummer by night.

Cary played with bands such as the Manhattan Skyline and The Flamingo’s in the 70’s, and up until as recent as last month The Joey Kennedy Band for the last 20 years.

 

On Valentine’s Day, less than a month ago, life changed for Cary and his entire family. Cary had been acting a bit disoriented and confused, so his wife Vicki took him the ER to have him checked out. What seemed to be something simple, turned their lives upside down.  

An MRI discovered a stage IV Glioblastoma, the most aggressive type of brain cancer known to date.

It was that quick: Wednesday he was fine and healthy going about his daily routines, Thursday he was diagnosed with a brain tumor, and a mere 4 days later he endured brain surgery to have the massive growth partially removed.

Now the battle for survival is complicated by the reality of having no health insurance. At this point not only is there concern of receiving  health care and medications but even simple day to day expenses such as food and household expenses are a struggle as Cary is unable to return to work at this time.

This is why we are asking for help. Cary has been a loving father, husband and all around wonderful human being and now needs whatever help you can offer in this terrible time of need. Anything can help.

 

For your contribution we would like to offer you a gift; for any donation over $40 (plus You Caring's small 5% processing fee);1 month of spray tanning at the most elite tanning salon in the Nation; Boca Tanning Club of Coral Springs;

Or for any donation over $20 we will be holding 2 bootcamp style Fitness Classes lead by VITAMIN K Fitness on March 16th at Markham Park in Sunrise, FL. Any questions on how to redeem can be directed to Michelle at Mmarek5421@yahoo.com.

Anything helps even if you cannot do the requirement for the gifts we would be eternally grateful for any contribution you can make. Thank you for taking a moment of your time to help in this dire time of need
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03/30/2013
by Michelle Marek and Holly Wealton
We would like to update all on Cary's status. His tumor has started growing back, which is expected with this type of Cancer, which is why it was so important to begin treatment within 6 weeks of his surgery. Luckily he has been accepted for the time-being onto Medicaid and he has begun his radiation and chemo as of March 27th. He is doing great with it thus far, no side effects. 

We want to extend our deepest gratitude to all who have donated and those who continue to donate. 

With Cary not able to work and his wife Vicki being his caretaker and not able to work at this time, your dontations have helped keep them on their feet, food on the table and co-pays covered. The huge support we have received is also keeping our sprirts high and Cary is fighting this with all of his might, and we hope to have a celebration soon to thank everyone and give Cary the chance to show his gratitude in person.

Keep up the prayers, positive thoughts and powerful healing energy, it all makes a difference. Thank you's just dont even seem like they can come to close to showing our appreciation, but THANK YOU!!!!
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03/30/2013
by Michelle Marek and Holly Wealton
We would like to update all on Cary's status. His tumor has started growing back, which is expected with this type of Cancer, which is why it was so important to begin treatment within 6 weeks of his surgery. Luckily he has been accepted for the time-being onto Medicaid and he has begun his radiation and chemo as of March 27th. He is doing great with it thus far, no side effects. 

We want to extend our deepest gratitude to all who have donated and those who continue to donate. 

With Cary not able to work and his wife Vicki being his caretaker and not able to work at this time, your dontations have helped keep them on their feet, food on the table and co-pays covered. The huge support we have received is also keeping our sprirts high and Cary is fighting this with all of his might, and we hope to have a celebration soon to thank everyone and give Cary the chance to show his gratitude in person.

Keep up the prayers, positive thoughts and powerful healing energy, it all makes a difference. Thank you's just dont even seem like they can come to close to showing our appreciation, but THANK YOU!!!!





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03/15/2013
by Michelle Marek and Holly Wealton
Wow, we are so blessed and filled with gratitude for all of the donations thus far! Every day more and more people are sending their kind and thoughtful words and taking a moment to GIVE. Thank You cant even express how appreciative we are! Every single person has made a difference and has leesened the burden of financial strain on my family. My mom is just in disbelief at how many people are reaching out.
We extend a million Thank you's to everyone!!!
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03/08/2013
by Michelle Marek and Holly Wealton
Many have inquired about how Cary was able to have surgery and now not able to recieve the treatment with no insurance. Well by law hospitals must admit patients when they come in through the ER and treat them for why they are admitted. When we brought Cary to the ER that is when they found the mass and admitted him and since he was a patient in the hospital they did the surgery and will now bill for the surgery. 

Now that he has been discharged, the hospital will not set him up with an Oncologist to start radiation and chemo unless he has insurance or can private pay a large portion up front. We were lucky enough to be able to have the surgery done successfully which is buying him some time right now, but the longer he waits for treatment the more the tumor grows (they could not remove all of it). So we are looking into all of the available resources for assistance but it takes time, and unfortunatley time is not what he has right now. 


His  surgeon says its important to start the treatment by the end of March so we are praying we can be approved for some assistance before then. All of the donations we are recieving will hopefully allow him to at least begin treatments in the meantime.

Again thank you ALLLLL!!
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03/05/2013
by Michelle Marek and Holly Wealton
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