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janei1
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Could any one tell me if there is any organizations that offer help to families with a stage 4 cc diagnoses. My son in law was diagnosed 41/2 years ago , was Kaye's of work 1 yr ago and are in bad need f some assistance. Thanks you.

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Lovekitties
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Can you give us a bit more info pleae.

Is your son-in-law in the USA, if so what state? It may make a difference as to what help is available.

If in the USA has he filed for Social Security Disability?

Is assistance needed to deal with medical needs or for day to day living expenses?

Tell us more and we will try to help.

Marie who loves kitties

janei1
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My son in law was diagnosed with stage 4 cc in April 08 at 38 years old. He has a family of wife and 2 children. He lives in Colorado Springs co. He has had numerous e set back but continues to fight. Recently had a reoccurrence but they are still not sure about it. Need to do more surgery. He lost his job almost a year ago and has been unable to find another but also it is difficult when you are facing these potential health issues They have used there 401 k and my daughter works to keep health insurance. They have not applied for any help but really need some now . They really need help with daily expenses and bills. Thank you for your concern.

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Lovekitties
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There is an article which gives some starting points for gaining assistance of various kinds to cancer patients.

http://www.aacr.org/home/survivors--advocates/information-about-support-groups,-clinical-trials,-financial-help-and-fundraising/how-to-find-financial-aid-and-advice.aspx

http://www.cancercare.org/

http://www.patientadvocate.org/NURD/index2.php?application=financial#scrollto

These may help them get started. If funds are not available from one organization they may be able to give them the name of another.

Marie who loves kitties

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geotina
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Joined: Oct 2009

Try: Cancercarecopay.org. They give out grants to help cover medical. I'm not sure about day to day expenses. Go to their website and see if there is any funding for colorectal available. If they don't have funds available presently, perhaps they can send you in the right direction.

American Cancer Society: You can get gasoline cards from them to help with transportation costs.

I am going to assume he has applied for his social security disability if he has paid into the system. If not, he should look into it ASAP because he will be able to collect for himself and dependent children.

Also, go to your state's website and start making some calls. There may be assistance available to the family. Every state is difference. Even if it is just food assistance they can offer every little bit helps. Also, make sure the kids are receiving free lunch (in our district they offer breakfast also). Call the school and they will point you in the right direction.

Hopefully others will chime in.

Tina

janei1
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Joined: Dec 2008

Thank you so much for the help. I have copied them done and will go over them with my daughter. Again thank you vand my prayer are with you.

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thxmiker
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Have you looked at the NCCN.com? They have a list of organizations that help people with costs. http://nccn.com/nccn-cancer-resources.html

It may be a good resource.

Best Always, mike

PS Sending good thoughts and prayers.

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