College Student Suffering Cancer

In June, 2013, my fiance Liz Kotun was diagnosed with leukemia.
Andrew Fatica
Erie, Pennsylvania
United States
1 Team Member

Short Summary

Hello, my name is Andrew Fatica. In June of 2013, my 20 year old fiance was blind-sided when she was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia.  She has been suffering for nearly a year, but we never knew. Her only showing symptoms were an enlarged stomach and constant fatigue.  Because of this sudden development, our financial, along with both our families’ financial foot-holds have been shifted horribly.  As of now she has been hospitalized for two weeks, and her first release will be later this week.  The $1,500 I am asking for would pay for a fraction of her hospital bills.  It was recently brought to my attention that the amount set for the goal is nowhere near enough. I ask in this final grind that even if we make the goal, that we keep on donating and helping out as much as we can.  All money will be going towards that, and if my goal is not achieved, whatever I do have will go towards her medication which she will need in the future, and the necessities she will need to help turn her health around.

What We Need & What You Get

As I stated above, help is needed with the first round of hospital bills, medication, and other essential things such as specialized foods and altered living conditions. 1,500 is a meager amount; it will just about cover one days worth of treatment.  Still, it's one day less that someone else has to pay. In return for any donation, I can write a short horror story.  I'm by no means a Stephen King, but I am willing to share my passion with anyone kind enough to show my fiancé and me compassion.

However, the donations don't have to stop at the $1,500 mark.  There are dozens of other medical related bills that need taken care of.

The Impact

Any donations will help to get a leg-up on the expensive hospital bills and expensive medical bills that come with such a life altering experience.

I've seen how the internet can change peoples lives, and that is why I turn to it now.

Other Ways You Can Help

If you can't donate, please spread the word.  With everyone's help, my fiancé will be able to aptly kick cancer in the ass, and hopefully live to see the day I get to meet her at the alter to exchange our vows.

raised by 77 people in 1 month
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$1,500 USD goal
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This campaign ended on July 25, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $5USD
    A Card :D

    Liz and I will send you a thank you card for any $5 donated.

    5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $15USD
    A horror story :D

    Any donation of $15 will allow you to receive a short horror story of your choice written by a college-level student! Oh boy!

    3 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $20USD
    A personalized drawing

    If you donate 20, Liz will draw you a picture when she feels better :D

    13 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
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