- Posted January 23, 2014 by
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Living with a rare disease?
29 year old battling rare Appendix Cancer
Three days before Christmas, Bobby went to the hospital with appendicitis. He was quickly taken in to have it removed with laparoscopic surgery. It was worse than the doctor originally thought and bobby was cut open to finish the operation. Inside the appendix they found a 5 cm tumor, this is roughly the size of a pocket watch. Bobby has been diagnosed with stage II adenocarcinoma of the appendix and requires another major surgery to remove 12 inches of the right side of his colon, 6 inches of his small intestine and the lymph nodes around them. After further testing, it is very likely the doctors will determine he is stage III and will begin chemo.
We need to find a way to fund Bobby's trip to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Huston Texas for the surgery that he needs ASAP. On top of this cost, his family also needs your help staying afloat as they face his loss of income and all the out of pocket medical bills that are already coming in.Bobby is truly grateful for anything you may be able offer in support. Please accept our earnest and very humble thanks in advance. Your gesture will make a big difference in Bobby’s fight against cancer.
Bobby is truly grateful for anything you may be able offer in support. Please accept our earnest and very humble thanks in advance. Your gesture will make a big difference in Bobby’s fight against cancer. You can learn more and make donations at: www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/dfv3/bobbby-jagoe-s-appendix-cancer-fund