My name is Rich Canci, I am a 25 year old 6 time cancer survivor.
My first experience with cancer was when I was only 8 years old. I was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in my left leg in which led to amputation from the knee down. After a routine scan three years later at 11 years old, doctors found that the cancer had spread to both of my lungs. I endured another two major surgeries. Another three years passed, and a routine scan uncovered tumors in my lungs once again. This time at age 14.
I needed severe and heavy treatment which left my body in septic shock. Miraculously, I was able to overcome that but could no longer continue treatment. After being cancer free for the next 6 years, doctors found tumors in my body a fourth time at the age of 20. This time, a secondary cancer was found in my lower back which required surgery followed by 16 weeks of radiation. The treatment did not work as well as planned and the cancer came back a year later. I received a similar surgery as well as my last & final option ...Intraoperative radiation.
After beating cancer for a 5th time, I took a new approach towards life. I focused on living a healthier lifestyle and working to help other cancer patients in need. I started a foundation, 5x Foundation, to help raise money for cancer patients and their families. I also went back to school and was studying to take my Series 7 in hopes of one day working on Wall Street. Unfortunately, I had to put all of that on hold when I recently found out that I had cancer for the 6th time. This time the cancer was in the back of my chest area around the lung in the plural lining. Thankfully, the doctors were able to remove the softball size tumor in full and I am now home recovering moving forward. Unfortunately, I am out of treatment options due to using all of the conventional methods. At this point, my body will not be able to physically handle those methods.
I do not plan on giving up and will continue to fight with the same attitude I have had since I was 8.
I have been looking into Alternative therapy clinics across the US and even out of the country for treatments. (Some not even legalized in this Country due to its corruption!)
Unfortunately for me, these alternative therapy clinics are not covered under my healthcare and are extremely expensive (One 3 week program cost about 27k and I will need it multiple times a year out of country!)
I have helped many families that were put in financial distress due to cancer related issues and now I need some help myself. Throughout my six battles with cancer, multiple major surgeries, and countless hospital visits, I have never asked for any financial help. I have to admit that I can longer hold my own, as this situation has become unavoidable. During my recovery time I will not be able to physically work or earn any money.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this! Any donation is accepted and appreciated with the utmost gratitude. I can promise it will go directly to helping me beat cancer’s ass for a 6th and (hopefully) final time.
If you cannot donate all I ask is that you pass along this message.