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Hope for Chere Cancer Treatment Fund
I have no connection with this (see my FTC Disclosure page for reassurance) or any of the people involved.
I’m interested that the patient is willing to try 3-bromopyruvate. Without going into all of the scientific details (search Pubmed if you’re interested), I have reason to believe this therapy — once perfected — could offer additional longevity to people afflicted with glycolytic malignancies. As promising as limited applications have been, I still hesitate to use the word “cure” for it.
Anyone who has found this blog at all useful is encouraged to contribute to the fund. I’m very interested to see the clinical results and the sooner this has been fully funded, the sooner those results can be released for the benefit of others.
Next-day update: In the twenty-four hours since this post was published, no one has contributed. Let me put my disappointment and pissed-off-ness in perspective. Since it was published, the post Changing Chinese To English Language has been read by 3,565 people. That had to have been worth a damn dollar to each person who found it helpful. Give it up to the fund. And that’s not even the most-read post. That’s a practical one I can point to immediately of being of assistance to people. Now assist this patient in return. Give back. Thank you.
June 22, 2015 update: This fundraiser originated on this Cancer Compass board thread, which I’ve been reading since February. Today, someone in Comments here pointed out that the fundraiser isn’t accepting PayPal and that’s likely the barrier preventing most people from donating. I can understand that completely. So, today I finally registered at Cancer Compass and left a message, asking them if it was possible to add PayPal. Hours later, that post was deleted with no explanation. It’s a horrible, evil thing to create a fundraiser that doesn’t accept the most-popular method of funds transfer on the Internet. And it is an even bigger evil to delete a message that would improve the fundraiser’s chances of success. I’d like to thank those of you who have contributed to this point. At the end of this week, I will de-Stick this post. I keep it up for now so everyone can see this second update.
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