I recently learned I’m a carrier of a rare gene mutation which causes Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer (HDGC). HDGC is rare, and very dangerous. In most males my age, the gene mutation is already creating cancer in my stomach that is undetectable until it’s too late for curable treatment. With my new diagnosis, I have an 80%+ chance of developing stomach cancer. I decided to eliminate the chance of dying from stomach cancer by having my stomach completely removed. I’ll be traveling to NYC to have a prophylactic total gastrectomy (total removal of the stomach) early January. My life and diet will forever change, but I’m thankful I have the opportunity to address this now, while I’m still alive.
No Stomach for Cancer (NoStomachForCancer.org) was the only organization that collaborated everything I needed to be well informed to fight this deadly disease. They have been available and extremely supportive. I believe No Stomach for Cancer is literally saving lives and working hard to further research so future patients have better options.
I will be very blessed and honored if you donate $10.00 or more during #GivingTuesday, where Individuals and corporations open their hearts and wallets on a national day devoted to giving back. Each gift, no matter the size, has the potential to save a life like mine.
Please give! All gifts go straight to No Stomach For Cancer Foundation. www.nostomachforcancer.org