Wednesday, October 27, 2010

kill it with kindness.

james holt is a friend who's struggling with one of the toughest things a person can.

a bit of info from the event posting on facebook:

"james is 32 years old and has been struggling with neuroendocrine cancer since he was 23 in pilot school and had his whole life ahead of him to fulfill his dreams. instead, james has been fighting to survive. in the past 9 years james has undergone 3 major operations including a whipple procedure and 2 liver resections, as well as 2 chemo treatments.

in late april, after being in remission for 2 years, 3 new spots were identified on his liver through a routine CT Scan at which time james had to make the difficult decision to leave his job as a smokejumper with parattack to face his disease again. upon arrival in vancouver his medical team advised that the only curative option was for james to undergo a liver transplant. after spending months of coming to terms with this potential life changing procedure, canvassing for a liver and undergoing many screening processes - three new spots have appeared on his lungs and james no longer qualifies for a new liver at this time.

james’s cancer is advancing, and his team of doctors are trying one final treatment on the metastatic liver tumors. however, this radioembolization procedure is still going through clinical trials and is not yet approved to be covered by health canada, medical services plan, or any other private insurance provider.

the FIRST treatment costs $16,000 and is to start in november. this is this just the beginning of his first treatment to health and wellness..."

come on through and show your support. there is going to be a crazy raffle with amazing prizes, and heaps of chances to win. it takes the whole village to raise a barn, y'all. i'll see you all there.

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