A testicular cancer diagnosis destroyed Casey’s savings and brought his dreams to a grinding halt. We hope you’ll help us help Casey by engaging in one of the campaigns built by Casey’s supporters around the world.
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Have you ever had a dream that you put your whole self into? The kind of dream that you worked relentlessly to achieve? The kind of dream that you sacrificed everything for?
That is what Casey did for almost his entire adult life. He worked tirelessly at multiple jobs he was good at, but not particularly passionate about. He saved every penny possible for years, and in 2015, he was finally able to begin his dream of living as a traveler.
By 2017, Casey knew he was living his best life - a life of passionate learning, a life connecting with humans all across this world, a life giving back to the communities in which he became a part. He was living the dream he had worked so hard to achieve for so many years.
In 2017, while in Chile, Casey started experiencing pain in one of his testicles. The doctors there weren’t able to help him, and the pain persisted. He knew he had to return to the United States for a second opinion.
In the US, he received a Testicular Cancer diagnosis. The impacted testicle was removed, and Casey underwent chemotherapy to ensure the cancer didn’t metastasize elsewhere. Because the cancer was caught early, Casey is (thankfully) on the road to physical recovery.
Unfortunately - and even with financial support from his family - Casey had to spend most of the money he worked so hard for to save his own life.
And while his initial treatment is done, this financial and medical road isn’t close to being over. Thus far, Casey’s out-of-pocket costs total over $27,000. Over the next 5 years, as he receives the follow up care necessary to ensure the cancer doesn't return, this total will only increase.
Casey is a fighter. He has been incredibly strong in the face of adversity that would be, for most, crushing. He is fully prepared to face this financial reality on his own, to work hard again, and to re-realize his dream.
But those of us who were the catalyst for this campaign were like, “Nah, love. We can’t let you do this alone.”
Those of us who understand the helpful, caring, considerate, intelligent, and brilliant man that is Casey Frank -- can’t imagine him living an inauthentic life again. We’ve seen too much of the ridiculous amount of good he can do when he is living as his best self to stand by and do nothing.
If you believe that people should live their best lives...
If you believe that lives shouldn’t be destroyed by the inflated medical costs rampant in the US...
If you believe we should all be able to live our dreams …
...we hope you’ll help us help Casey.
Thanks so much, for everything.
-Leandre, Becca, Javier, Coni, Marie Claire, and Valeria