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* Help Con Beat Cancer Help Con Beat Cancer - NO ONE FIGHTS ALONE
Help Con Beat Cancer - NO ONE FIGHTS ALONE
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Help Con Beat Cancer - NO ONE FIGHTS ALONE
To all our Stationery World friends, music friends, peers, families & colleagues!
This is one of the hardest announcements we've had to make and we're devastated to share with you all our drummer son Con Batz has got the battle of his life with recently being diagnosed with an aggressive Kidney Cancer!
We need your help for Con & his family in hope this reaches you all within our loyal music community to get him back on the road to recovery!
Con's sister, Donna, has wonderfully organised a 'Go Fund Me' campaign for Con's cause.
Please, if possible, give generously by clicking on the 'Donate' button to help show your love and support for someone whose years of performing has given inspiration not only with us, his wife Elisabeth, children & students but, so many friends and fans as he works hard to get back onstage where he belongs.
"Message from Elisabeth below" - Con's wife.
I thought it was time to let our friends, family and friendly music community know what has been going on in the BATZ household.
Mid-February we made a quick decision to move out to the Yarra Valley and enjoy a slower paced life. The move was a very big one but definitely worth every sacrifice we made, and little did we know what was about to become our tree change & garden oasis for other reasons.
2 weeks after our move, Con wasn’t recovering from the physical move as quickly as we had hoped.
After a few doctors visits we were told something no one ever wants to hear.
Con has been diagnosed with Cancer. Renal Pelvis Carcinoma TCC.
How the hell do you get your head round this???........
We have had 2 & half months to process this, while Con has undergone many tests, CT scans, x-rays, and 2 surgeries to determine the severity and next step for Con.
The GREMLINS (I have named it) are in his Right Kidney area.
From the two investigative surgeries already done, the GREMLINS are in a “hard to get to position”, uncommon, untreatable area.
Next Tuesday 23rd of May, Con is finally having major surgery and will have his right kidney area removed; kidney, urethra/tumor (tubes between kidney & bladder) top part of the bladder & chemotherapy - RADICAL LAPAROSCOPIC NEPHROURETERECTOMY + OPEN LOWER END surgery.
Yep... it's pretty involved and intense! Feeling very real, surreal, and pretty bloody sh*t!!
For many of you that know Con, he is a private person but already the overwhelming love and support from our family and very close friends has been such a calming and healing influence on Con.
He has always been a pretty positive and motivated soul, and I am already watching his determination in overdrive to not let this beat him.
The next 6 months are not going to be easy but in true BATZ fashion, we will beat this!!!
Please keep Con, my best friend, love of my life, in all your thoughts and prayers, beliefs to all higher powers welcome!!!
"Message from Donna below" - Con's sister.
I am Con’s sister, Donna, and with Con and his wife Elisabeth’s permission, I have started this campaign to help ease the unexpected financial burden due to Con’s Kidney Cancer diagnosis, surgeries & treatment.
We are all heartbroken to hear and learn of Con’s recent battle, the mental health aspect of this is huge and it’s scary of how cancer intersects a beautiful young family.
Tuesday 7th March 2023, Con was diagnosed with a very aggressive Cancer in his right kidney area.
Renal Pelvis Carcinoma TCC to be exact.
A large tumor of up to 4cm positioned in a very rare, uncommon, untreatable area listed as urgent Category 1 for immediate treatment.
The last couple of months, Con has had many tests, scans, X-rays, radiation procedures and two surgeries to determine next steps.
Recent appointments with the Urologist, Oncologist, & Surgeon specialists, have discussed extensively within their team & health departments, confirming a full surgery procedure is necessary and is now booked in for Tuesday 23rd of May 2023.
Con has been advised not to make immediate plans for at least six months following the RADICAL RIGHT LAPAROSCOPIC NEPHROURETERECTOMY + OPEN LOWER END surgery.
This is to cover the hospital stay, recovery time, and the chemo journey ahead.
To outline the surgical terminology, Con will be having his right kidney/tumor area removed; kidney, ureter/tumor (tubes between kidney & bladder) top part of the bladder & chemotherapy.
Since diagnosis, Con has been unable to work his day-job and perform as a musician alongside his fellow extended musician friends & band members of ‘Stonetrip’ due to all the many appointments and preservation of energy and health.
After surgery, recovery & treatment is hard to anticipate of hospital stay, further hospital visits and chemotherapy treatment to begin his battle with cancer.
As co-provider for his family, Con & Elisabeth are already starting to feel the financial pinch of the unexpected expenses as well as every day living and providing for their children are only going to increase.
This campaign is to ultimately raise funds to compensate loss of income earnings and assist with ongoing medical treatment costs for the coming months ahead.
Con & Elisabeth have been overwhelmed with love and support as the news has begun to spread. As you can imagine, the shocking news has been difficult to process, and they have needed to make a lot of decisions for their next steps in how to get through this together.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
Your consideration to support their family of any financial pressure that can be eased will greatly improve this stressful time and couldn’t be more deeply appreciative of any positive vibes you send their way.
PLEASE SHARE THIS GOFUNDME AS WIDELY AS YOU CAN!
Together with your generosity, let’s try to reach as many as we can to make this mutual aid effort successful.
* Please click on the gofundme icon link below for information on how to donate.
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