US$40.00raised of $15,000.00 goal goal
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My son-in-law, Steve Butler, is a great husband and loving father that has just been diagnosed with ESOPHAGEAL CANCER. Steve and my daughter Mandy have been together for 18 years! They live in Loveland, OH.
On May 14, 2020, Steve saw his doctor Mark Andolin, MD at Tri-Health was diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer. He gets an Endoscopic Ultrasound then a PET Scan on May 27 th to determine whether the cancer is Advanced Stage 2 or Beginning Stage 3 cancer known as ADENOCARCINOMA.
Dr. Andolina is very hopeful that with aggressive treatment that the cancer can be CURED!!!
However, They do not have insurance to cover these expenses. They are looking at about $75k to $100k to this hard working, loving, family man.
These are the estimates for the procedures*:
- 2 PET Scans at $1500 each
- 2 Endoscopic Ultrasounds $4,500 each
- Chemotherapy 1 day/week/5 weeks $15,000
- Radiation Therapy 5 days/week for 5 ½ weeks which is 28 treatments is $10,000
- Feeding tube and daily use is roughly $7,000
- Surgery after all these treatments is about $35,000
- Plus all the medication and lab work that needs to be done throughout this process.
*All figures are estimates based on an average of rates listed in Cancer and other medical websites.
With these estimates, plus medications and lab work; we estimate the family will need at least $75,000 but probably more towards $85,500.
Let me introduce Steve Butler and his family of 18 years . His hard working, loving, and dedicated wife Mandy Butler, RN. And also, his beautiful, talented and heartbroken children Lizzie, Ashley and Sarah.
This family is a very close-knit family that enjoy working on their home, car, and yard together; as well as going camping, to the zoo, parks, fairs and celebrating all achievements in each others lives and all of their family's achievements.
Please open your heart to help this wonderful family keep the man they love so much! All donations accepted. Every dollar counts. If you can't donate; at least please share on your social media platforms or website so others may possibly help them reach their goal.
Either way, thank you for reading this and May God Bless you and your family.
- Karen Gerwin
- Campaign Owner
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