IAMA five and half year cancer patient and am battling a disease with no cure. Instead of worrying about a cure for myself, I started a non-profit to find one for others. AMA!
On September 10, 2010, I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Synovial Sarcoma. This very rare form of cancer forced me into six months of continuous chemotherapy and two months of radiation. On March 28, 2011, the day my port was removed from my chest, I was considered cancer free. Since then, I has had 4 relapses of this cancer all containing within my lungs.
Through the hundreds of doctor visits, countless blood work, over 20 hospital stays, and nearly 10 surgeries, I have never worried about myself, but always cared about the people around me whenever I had the chance. As a cancer patient, I never saw himself as "sick." During my years of battling cancer, I have been able to raise over $50,000 for non-profit organizations such as Make a Wish; but that gave me the idea to find a cure for my own disease. I began by making a video, and a website and eventually I launched my non-profit for Synovial Sarcoma. The need for more research to find a cure for Synovial Sarcoma is a pressing reality for me and other young adults who fight this fight.
I'm here to answer any questions you have about my fight, the disease in general, or how my "normal" life is on a day to day basis. The first link in the proof is my video, detailing my story and my goals to continue this fight. If you could watch it and share, that would be a huge first step in getting the word out there about my foundation and others like it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rN36vZnHRjY http://imgur.com/7BS7th6 http://www.ocregister.com/articles/volleyball-665714-school-vorenkamp.html https://www.facebook.com/tim.vorenkamp/posts/1037435102956719?pnref=story http://liveforothersfoundation.com