In 2013 I began to have a series of skin graphs on my face as a result of Stage 4 Melanoma. This is a vicious form of Skin Cancer and has left me badly scarred. The work was performed by renowned Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Anthony Gayoso. He and his team did all they could at the time and I am eternally grateful but the scarring has left me completely void of self esteem and severely depressed resulting in multiple suicide attempts. Dr. Gayoso has agreed to perform a facial reconstructive surgery that will remove all of the scarring and hopefully help me get my life back on track and he has agreed to wave his normally very high fees. This leaves me with covering only the Operating Room and hospital recovery costs which estimate at $22,000. St Anthony's hospital in downtown St Petersburg FL has agreed to cover half of that cost for me. My major medical insurance policy with Aetna is maxed out due to many other cancerous procedures I have undergone since over the last 6 years. Though I have shared some extreme difficulties, I have been able to work every day that I haven't been hospitalized and have saved half of the remaining $11,000. Dr. Gayoso, who is normally on a 16 month waiting list has agreed to operate the first week of December if I can secure hospital space and I am in hopes to do this or else it would be sometime in 2018 before I can get on his schedule again. Thank you for your kind consideration.