Mason & Shannon Pritchett Financial Assistance Grant
In early April 2019 Mason Pritchett, my husband, received the dreadful diagnosis of testicular cancer. Mason is only 31 years old with a full life ahead of him. Mason’s love and laughter has touched all around him and is contagious! The cancer is in his chest between his lungs and above his heart. He has been given a poor prognosis because of the yolk sac around his germ cell tumor. He has already gone through four rounds of chemotherapy so far, each round is for five days a week and for seven hours a day. Yesterday Mason had his tumor removed from his chest and from the sounds of it, the whole mass has been removed. We won’t know the results from pathology until sometime next week. If the tumor is still cancerous, he’ll need to have 2 more rounds of chemotherapy. The grant from TCAF has really helped to take a lot of worry and stress away for at least one month because one income alone is not enough to pay the monthly bills. Thank you so much! This is the greatest news ever!
Harry Patterson Financial Assistance Grant
The Grant to pay my rent for a month will enable me to live in my apartment as I recover from my last two surgeries for testicular cancer. They resected my abdomen, removed the massive tumor and one kidney while grafting the aorta and vena cava in July. Next week I will have surgery to remove a tumor on my neck. I have been staying with my parents since the middle of April. I need to get back to my apartment to finish my healing before I can return to my life as normal.
Anthony Zuber Financial Assistance Grant
This grant has really helped my family out a lot. Just having one less thing to stress about is incredible to say the least. I can focus more on getting better and being there for my wife and kids. Can’t thank TCAF enough.
Luke Perkins Financial Assistance Grant
Luke was diagnosed in May of 2017 at 22 years old with stage 4 testicular cancer. Luke passed away on 7/19/18. He left behind a fiance and baby that his mother is trying to help support while she finishes school. We provided financial assistance to help Luke’s mom and fiance with expenses after his passing.