My name is Krzysiek (/Chris, Christopher), I’m 37 years old, I have a wife Agnieszka (/Agnes), a 4-year-old daughter Nadia; I have a job, a place where I live, a dog; It would seem I was a happy man.
Unfortunately I also have a brain tumor, glioblastoma in the 4th stage, the most aggressive cancer possible.
I remember the day my life was turned upside down. It was Easter in 2016, happy meetings with my close ones, taking walks with my wife and daughter. Suddenly wham, an epileptic seizure, I don’t remember anything, I don’t know why I’m in a hospital. I find out about everything from my wife. The subsequent medical examination – epilepsy suddenly at my age? What could have caused it? – therefore further medical examination, MRI scan, my fear and uncertainty as to the results. After 3 months there came the devastating diagnosis – glioblastoma, aggressive. My overflowing thoughts: how can it be that this cancer wants to take my life? So I won’t live to see my daughter’s wedding, I won’t lead her to the altar? It’s just not possible…
In August I had a surgery but glioblastoma can’t be removed completely, moreover there are postoperative complications: I have trouble speaking, memory problems, the right side of my body is partially paralyzed, rehabilitation is necessary.
I’m currently going through radio- and chemotherapy and I’ve got just one goal: to get my health back – for myself, my wife and daughter, for everyone.
Unfortunately this type of cancer is resistant to chemotherapy and beam radiation, and the tumor will regrow when left without treatment, especially considering its aggressiveness. I’m looking for any effective method of treatment both in Poland and abroad. Medical consultation and clinical treatment, as well as purchasing both refunded & non-refunded medicine is a great expense. Additionally there are also the costs of rehabilitation. Thanks to the financial help of our family me and my wife (who is my constant companion due to the fact that I’m not always able to communicate properly) have begun my rehabilitation, buying the non-refunded medicine and treatment through appropriate diet. However, all that’s not enough, my family doesn’t have any further savings, and a six-month-long therapy costs 50,000 PLN (Polish) ( ~12,500 USD, etc.)
I’ve never asked anyone for financial help, but now unfortunately I’m forced to. If you want to help me, please don’t hesitate.
I’ll be very grateful for any help, financial or not.
My call for help is directed towards everyone who has come across my crowdfunding site. Please, help me win – I don’t want to die, I want to be a husband, a father, a grandfather.