Let's unite in helping Warren Arde fight cancer!

For: Warren Arde'
Organizer: Robert Waldrop
of $50,000 goal.
Raised by 54 donors
18% Complete
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The Story

Warren Arde’ was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma cancer on December 14, 2012.  The cancer was found in a swollen lymph node in his neck and they later found the source to be on the base of his tongue.  He and his wife, Jennifer, went to MD Anderson in Houston on January 10th & 11th and his team of doctors there have recommended chemo and radiation treatment for 6 weeks, in which they will have to stay there due to the radiation treatment being given every day.  His doctors would like for him to return to start the treatments the first week in February only they are currently having to fight the insurance company.  Warren changed insurance companies and took out a new insurance policy in 2012.  The insurance company has denied the cancer claims because they are saying that it is pre-existing.  

The cancer Warren was diagnosed with is caused from a virus but he was given a 50%-60% chance of beating it if caught and treated early.  Due to the type of treatment he will suffer side effects from the radiation for the rest of his life and have to take certain medications everyday forever but if treated by a radiation oncologist who is an expert in his/her field those side effects can be minimized if administered with extreme care and precision. 

Needless to say the medical costs will be a huge burden on Warren and his family and most likely for years to come. We know that many of you have been asking how you could help and Warren and his family are beyond grateful. He has an amazing support system!  His friends and family wanted to create an opportunity for this incredible community of support to take action and help him on his road to recovery. We have received countless requests from you all to help and felt that creating a fundraiser would be the best way Warren’s friends and family around the world could help get him back on his feet. We hope you will join us in this effort to get Warren healthy and strong! Thank you again to this incredible community!   All your contributions, thoughts, and especially prayers are very much appreciated!!!

For updates on his condition, please join his wife’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/jennifer.arde

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Fundraiser Updates

Posted on April 28, 2013 by Robert Waldrop

Well, Warren has finished his treatments and is done with the 2nd week post radiation/chemo.  The 2 weeks after the last treatment were supposed to be the hardest and they were indeed!  He had a good day yesterday so I hope this means he will start getting better from here on out.  Warren has to go back to MD Anderson in June for another PET scan and check-up to make sure the treatment was a success or if there is anything else that needs to be done so please continue to pray for a speedy recover and clear PET scan.  If you would like to go back and check out the blog that was started from MD Anderson you can visit it at www.cancercancergoaway.blogspot.com/ .  Updates will continue to be made via that website.  Thanks again for ALL of the support and prayers from everyone!  The Arde' family appreciates it more than you all will ever know!!

Posted on February 25, 2013 by Robert Waldrop
Update:  Well, we've been holding off on an update because we still aren't 100% sure about insurance but it's going to go like this...The insurance news is positive and we are confident that it will be fine.  Warren was accepted under a Blue Cross policy that covers everything. (There is no pre-existing.)  The policy does not go into effect until March 1st so MDA scheduled him to start on that day....MDA cannot verify benefits until March 1st (per BCBS).  So, that means we will have to pack up and be ready to stay for 6 weeks or so but not know 100% that BCBS will cover his treatments until that morning he is scheduled to start.  There is no reason that they should deny coverage but we cannot know for certain until then.  (We have learned not to assume anything!)  We feel good about it, though, and I'm sure it will all work out.  :)  Thank you all for the continued prayers and support!!!   It helps everyday! 2 Timothy 4:7  I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

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