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Thursday, April 22, 2021

24 Hour Live Fundraiser for Mike Caporale

 


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Story by:  Eric Carter.  


I am the partner of Michael Caporale and it’s with a heavy heart that I have to begin a journey of recovery with Mike from (Non-Small-Cell-Lung Carcinoma) NSCLC. 

 It has spread throughout his bones in a very short amount of time.

Mike known as (Bear Bear) to me and family members (Also known as VAPIN TRUCKER to the DIY community) is only 49 years old. It was March 17th when we entered the ER with symptoms of kidney stones.  It was after two different CTScans that we were given the news of metastatic lytic lesions all over his skeletal.  At the time we did not know the primary location until further genetic testing of his bone biopsy pin-pointed NSCLC.

Mike has been a very dedicated Over the Road Truck Driver for 27 years.  Shortly after high school, he entered the Navy, and after his service began driving a truck. His constant dedication to deliver the consumer goods of America is one of his greatest strengths, hoping through his commitment that all goods reach those in need and delivered on time.  I know that not being able to do that job anymore is weighing heavy on his mind.

I myself have been unable to work in the last few years due to my own health conditions.  We relied on Mike's weekly pay to keep our bills paid, and now that he has been hospitalized with Stage IV cancer we will need help to continue to pay for a place to live, a car to drive/ insurance for him to get to treatments and doctors appointments.  Basic household needs like water and electricity and food.  We will be applying for state help at some point, but as most of us know it takes months for you to be approved for said financial help.    

So we humbly ask for any help that you can afford.  I would be so grateful for any help provided that Mike's mind doesn’t have to be stressed with financial burdens on top of his illness.   If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to ask.  We appreciate all words of encouragement and personal stories of the fight against this terrible disease of cancer.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read our story. God bless you for any help given.


Updates:  

Good Morning Everyone,

From a snow-covered morning here in Magnolia. I wanted to let everyone know that Mike has finally had scheduling for his PETScan and been approved by his insurance for Thursday 04/22/2021 @ 12:30pm. We have been fighting to get this scheduled since the 20th of March. I can not believe it’s been a month since we received the first preliminary diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma. Hopefully, with this latest set of biopsies and the scan, we can figure out the true primary location where this all started. As I have stated before the NSCLC was the diagnosis from the first biopsy genetic testing, where they felt like the primary was still unknown. His follow-up will be on Tuesday the 27th @ 8:30am. I believe that is when they plan to finally start treatments if that is what he wants. We have discussed it many times and he’s a little on the fence about having to go through being sicker than he already feels. My only wish is that he doesn’t have to suffer in pain. It breaks my heart to see him so down. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers

Also please continue to share and talk about this with friends and family. I am currently in a situation that I will need to take the car to get worked on so that we have a vehicle to continue to get Mike to and from his appointments.

I want to thank everyone who has been involved and will be for your generosity and support. There are no words that can express the gratitude we have for you. Except THANK YOU from our hearts.






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