Marcus Cancervive

For: Marcus Reimel
Organizer: Noreen Reimel
$21,040
of $25,000 goal.
Raised by 158 donors
84% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Father, husband, son, nephew, friend - these all describe Marcus. Now, he is adding warrior and cancer-viver to that list as he battles against a rare and aggressive form of cancer called mucosal melanoma.

Diagnosed in 2013, Marcus went through successful nasal surgery and radiation. But the cancer is relentless and was found again in March 2014 in his lymph nodes in his neck. Watch this music video to learn about his journey so far.

Not one to sit back, Marcus sought treatment at UCLA, since the Hawaii doctors did not have a lot of experience with this rare cancer. After consulting with the UCLA doctors, he was initially accepted into a clinical trial that they said is the best option for him. Then a week later, he learned that he no longer qualified and would not be able to participate.

The ordeal of seeking treatments, making plans for a trial and then getting them stripped away has been an emotional rollercoaster for Marcus and his family, including three school-age sons and a loving wife. The Reimel's are grateful for the support shown thus far and still appreciate any assistance for Marcus' ongoing care, along with your thoughts and prayers for strength, courage and health!

Get updates on his blog - marcuscancervive.tumblr.com

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on July 29, 2014

Posted on July 29, 2014

Mahalo for all your support

We are so thankful for the generosity of all our friends and family pitching in to our fight! We are blown away with the amount we raised both here on this website and the birthday bash event we had on June 22nd.

I just wanted to say Thank you again for all your support, this journey is no where near the end. Please keep up to date on my blog to find out the latest.

Currently we are wrapping up our treatment with Yervoy, and have the last treatment on August 7th. We will measure the tumors again after that and determine the results.

Aloha,

Marcus


Posted on June 15, 2014

Posted on June 15, 2014

We would like to thank everyone who's purchased tickets to Marcus' fundraiser birthday bash next Sunday. Advanced ticket sales are now closed but we will accept walk-ins at $40/adult and $20/child age 6-13. We have great food, entertainment and silent auction planned, thanks to an amazing group of friends and family volunteers!

For an update on how Marcus is doing with his new Yervoy treatment, check out his blog at http://marcuscancervive.tumblr.com/.

Thanks, Noreen

Posted on June 2, 2014

Posted on June 2, 2014

Mahalo!
Thank you everyone for your generous donation and support! We've been very overwhelmed with the outreach for Marcus. He starts his new treatment later this week, so fingers crossed!

If you're able to attend his fundraiser event on Sunday 6/22 and haven't purchased tickets yet, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/marcus-cancervive-fundraiser-birthday-bash-tickets-11489861485by June 11 so we can get an accurate headcount! 

And if you are attending, we have some great silent auction items for you to bid on! It'll be a great event!

Mahalo,
Noreen

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