Viet Nam Vet exosed to Agent Orange

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Joe Carr

I am a 68-year-old Viet Nam Vet that was exposed to Agent Orange and have been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma that resulted in End Stage Kidney Failure requiring dialyses. Dialyses treatments are three days per week four hours per day and I am often fatigued on other days so I can't find a job to fit my hours. In the past I taught the Level 1 Class but now I can’t do two consecutive days.

I have been fighting cancer and end stage renal failure for nearly two years and the expenses are piling up. Last year my out of pocket expenses exceeded $30,000. The regular co-pays and expenses to several medical specialists ($100/month), chemo drugs ($450/month) and treatment ($200/month), blood transfusions ($300/year) along with dialysis co-pay ($800/month) and normal expenses add up quickly. My out of pocket medical expenses will total at least $15,000 this year if I can stay out of the hospital. Since I can't work my only income is a small Social Security payment.

My chemo treatments interfere with my dialysis and we may have to try a new cancer treatment that puts me in isolation in the hospital for two weeks at a time. My copay will apply. The oncologist believes the cancer may be spreading to my liver and may add to my chemo treatments.

The VA won’t help me and the grants I received all expired on July 1. I can reapply to the Lymphoma Society and a couple of drug companies for new grants for 2018.

Thank you for your consideration.

Joe Carr




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  • Jim Coffer
  • Donated on Sep 05, 2017
  • Joe- I don't know you but I just wanted to let you know that your service to our country and our industry are appreciated and we wish you the best in your fight

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Aug 30, 2017
  • Joe, you always have a smile that lights up a room. I pray for your recovery and for your burdens to be lifted.

$250.00
  • Stan Martin
  • Donated on Aug 29, 2017
  • Joe, Keeping you in my prayers brother...

$250.00

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31 donors
  • Jim Coffer
  • Donated on Sep 05, 2017
  • Joe- I don't know you but I just wanted to let you know that your service to our country and our industry are appreciated and we wish you the best in your fight

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Aug 30, 2017
  • Joe, you always have a smile that lights up a room. I pray for your recovery and for your burdens to be lifted.

$250.00
  • Stan Martin
  • Donated on Aug 29, 2017
  • Joe, Keeping you in my prayers brother...

$250.00
  • Rex Adams
  • Donated on Aug 28, 2017
  • Keep up the fight Joe!!! You are a great person inside and out and I'm very happy to help.

$300.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Aug 16, 2017
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  • Dudley Goodwin
  • Donated on Aug 16, 2017
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  • Guest
  • Donated on Aug 16, 2017
  • Hang in there Joe and get better soon.

$500.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 27, 2017
  • Hang in there Joe

$500.00
  • Texas Electronic Systems Specialists
  • Donated on Jul 19, 2017
$200.00
  • Rex Gordon
  • Donated on Jul 19, 2017
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US$7,050.00
raised of $8,000.00 goal
88% Funded
31 Donors

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