Hi, My name is Mark Michels and I am 46 years old. I am happily married to my beautiful high school sweetheart of 28 years. We have two great kids, Ryan 16 and Melissa 10.
I was diagnosed with colo-rectal cancer in Oct 2013. I have had chemo/ radiation, surgery and more chemo. I recently received news in Sept 2014 from my oncologist that the cancer has spread to my abdomen due to the cancer having resistance to the chemo. He suggested more chemo but that is all they can do. He said if I do nothing then within one to two months the cancer will have moved into my major organs.
I have decided not to go with the standard medical chemo treatment because I cannot endure the side effects anymore. After much research and prayer, my wife and I have decided to try Envita Medical Center located in Scottsdale Az, which offers Intregrative medicine (which combine alternative and conventional therapies) and specializes in late stage cancer.
The total cost for my treatment is $100,244. This however is not covered by insurance and is our only hope. This is very hard for me to ask for help and I know it is a lot to ask. I appreciate any donations I receive. I am so grateful to my Heavenly Father for the wonderful life that I have and all the many friends and family. Thank you so much.
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