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At the beginning of November 2019 I started experiencing digestive problems. Three months later, after many tests I have been diagnosed with stomach cancer. I had great difficulty eating and sleeping during this period and I have lost 50lbs in weight. Since being diagnosed I have been prescribed meds which have stabilized me.

I have started chemotherapy and radiation treatments to be  followed by surgery.

I have insurance but my out of pocket medical expenses are considerable
I am now unable to work for the foreseeable future.

I am reluctant to ask for help as I know that many people including some of my friends are worse off than I am.

However many of my friends have kindly offered to help me get through this period financially and have asked how they may contribute .

For those who cannot afford to contribute your good wishes are enough and much appreciated!

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