Gary Cope Gary Cope / Cancer

First post: Apr 12, 2020 Latest post: May 20, 2020

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I have stage 3 Esophageal cancer and liver failure.  I have completed radiation therapy and chemotherapy.  I was scheduled for the surgery to remove the esophagus in January but was told by the surgeons that I am not a candidate for the surgery.  They were afraid that surgery would put me in too great a risk from major bleeding complications due to my coexisting medial issues and portal hypertension due to the liver failure.  So we are basically being told to hurry up and wait.   I am not afraid to die, but I hate to leave my wife behind to deal with the mess caused by this cancer on her own.

Please feel free to visit our GoFundMe site which can be accessed through our Caring Bridge site under Ways to Help. Any donations to helping cover the cancer and medical costs are greatly appreciated. Your caring and emotional support are what is most important.

Thank you for your well wishes and love.  God bless you all!     

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