Cancer Research/Marathon Runner

A friend and Catch alum, Cris Graves, is running a marathon to raise money for cancer research in honor of a family member she lost to lung cancer. She could use a hand reaching her goal. I gave cause I can and it’s right. If you can lend a hand and feel it’s right, please do.

 

http://mskcc.convio.net/site/TR/FredsTeamEvents/Freds_Team;jsessionid=960325BE1723DBF82046A913C427E3A4.app271a?px=2821323&pg=personal&fr_id=2150

One degree of separation

My cousin's friend is battling cancer and could use a hand. I helped cause it's only fair that I pay it forward. So many strangers helped me. I'm down to help strangers for that reason. Please help if you can. Here's the link to her … [Continue reading]

Thank you. Stop with the money already…

PaidOff

Things have been great, and keep getting better. If you ever have the choice to tangle with cancer, choose to avoid it(sarcasm). It's a costly endeavor. The most costly part of my ordeal was the surgery and subsequent stay at the hospital. I don't … [Continue reading]

My 1st Cancer Vlog

Matt Fahey OPERATION T-Shirt

Since I work with video for a living, I figured I could do a quick and dirty cancer vlog. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9OH8a220Xs&feature=share&list=UUbZqC0o6iPsQM4v-kjjyD5g … [Continue reading]

Clean bill of health

Matt Stint

My blood work came back and my "tumor markers" are below normal, which means I've "responded well to treatment". Now I never have to talk about cancer again. It'll be like I never had it... Yeah right! I'm thinking of telling people that my … [Continue reading]

Treatment comes to an end… pun intended. Is Cancer behind me?… pun intended. I hope so, but it’s a waiting game now. And I turned 45 and spent a couple days with my Family. Blah Blah Blog.

Seb's first photograph of his brother and uncle. Sedona, AZ

On my birthday last year, I was embedded with the 23rd Sappers, on my first mission, "outside the wire". Insurgents were observed concealing an IED at our FOB's intersection with Highway 1 in Kandahar Province, on the border with Helmand. The 2nd … [Continue reading]

Radiation/Chemo

Me and Mike

Today was my first day of radiation. It didn't hurt, but it's a weird procedure. You get naked, lay down like you're going to get a massage, but they line you up with three dots they tattooed onto my hip area, and target the area where the tumor was … [Continue reading]

Here’s a BuzzFeed article about my situation and not being alone in need of fundraising help online.

High Altitude Relief

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Finding Chemo Update

Only time I met Captain Phil Harris of the F/V Cornelia Marie

Chemo Update Sorry to procrastinate my update. Cancer has become a full time job. For every cancer diagnosis, 5 trees are felled for the paperwork it takes to bill and inform them of their treatment. Besides treatment, I’ve been occupied moving into … [Continue reading]

Round Two of Chemo

February 11, 2012, Flagstaff, Arizona. Slowly coming out of my chemo haze. It probably wasn't so bad this time around, except I caught a cold which kept me confined to quarters for 2+ days. I'll probably head over to Fat Olives in a few hours to … [Continue reading]