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In June of 2018 after several months of not feeling well (and being diagnosed with sinus and upper respiratory issues) Ken asked for and received a CT scan. The results of the CT scan showed a mass on his lung. The eventual diagnosis was Stage 4 Lung Cancer. This diagnosis was especially confusing as Ken has never been a smoker. The biopsy revealed the official diagnosis of Adenocarcinoma NSCLC. As we are aware, this can be a devastating diagnosis.
Texas Oncology was far from encouraging so LaNelle reached out to Cancer Treatment Center of America (CTCA).
Within 8 days we traveled to Phoenix Arizona for a second opinion and biopsy results as well as treatment options.
After bone/pet/brain/abdominal ct/ and blood work, the doctors have further narrowed his diagnosis to ALK rearrangement gene mutation. Only approximately 2% of those diagnosed with Lung Cancer have this particular diagnosis. (About 45,000 world-wide) We KNEW he was special!
This is Ken Allen's Journey (fight)
For those that have asked I would like to include his gofundme site https://www.gofundme.com/qxbrq5-ken039s-journey&rcid=r01-153524394884-cc52a205e9f4431b&pc=em_co_campmgmt_w
Above all else, we covet your prayers.