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Last Sept. found Mike back in the hospital for a second resection since the monster came back. But if you know Mike at all you know that he's a fighter. We switched Docs and found a home at The Moores Cancer Center UCSD, La Jolla. His first post surgery MRI was good and he's on a new regimine which seems to be working out well for him. So cross you fingers and toes and say a prayer for his complete recovery!

It was Sept. 08 , first week of Senior year, when Mike felt flu like symptoms and a head ach that wouldn't go away. That started on Wed. and by Fri the headache got worse. Sat. morning Mike's younger brother Jack heard a thumping coming from the living room and found Mike having a seizure. Mike was unresponsive and was rushed to Hoag Hospital ER where an MRI showed a large mass on his frontal lobe. He was then taken to Childrens Hospital of OC and two days later had a golf ball sized tumor removed. It was stage 3 brain cancer. The family decided to look for alternative therapy since CHOC oncologists would only prescribe their "gold standard" treatment which meant six weeks of daily radiation and dibilitating chemo drugs. Mike has been successfully treated at the Burzynski Clinic in Houston. He continues to go to school, surf, and lead a relatively normal life while still fighting the recurrence of cancer. The cost of Mike's treatment is upwards of $12,000 a month. He takes 42 pills a day and has weekly blood tests to track his health. As you can imagine the out of pocket expense has put a huge strain on the family. That's why fundraising is an integral part of Mike's recovery and any financial help is greatly appreciated. A special fund has been put in place for Mike. Donations may be sent to: The Mike Fisher Fund 624 11th St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Mike loves hearing from friends and neighbors so please drop him a line at fisherpix714@hotmail.com




May 7, 2011 8:35am

 I'm very glad to report that Mike has successfully finished radiation treatment and is doing great! He still surfs every day and is still handsome even without hair.
Our lives are very different now. I am a single mom since Dennis found a new life in AZ. Jack, Mike and I are no longer in the house on 11th St. We've moved to an apartment, still in HB but closer to the high school. It's been a challenge to say the least.
In June we'll be back to San Diego for Mike's MRI. We're all very optimistic.
So till then, take care, keep Mike in your prayers and drop us a line or just drop in to see us. Our address is 301 Utica Ave, unit C, HB 92648.The door is always open.

In peace and Love,


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