My name is Chris Nataline. I am a father of two little girls Christina and Danielle. Their mother is my amazing wife, Karen.
I've been fighting a cancer called Non-small Cell Adenocarcenoma (non smokers form of lung cancer) since 2010. I was diagnosed when I was 30 years old.
I've had cancer in my right lung, lymphnodes, liver, bones, vertebrae, spinal cord and brain. Not all at the same time but in waves during these last 6 years. Most areas have been cleared like my liver, lymphnodes and bones but my lung and brain are the most worrisome to my doctors.
I've had been driving 6 hours every month, from Florida to South Carolina, for six months. Luckily, I was connected with Angle Flights. I now fly in a little 4 seater plane, with 2-3 stops, every 3 weeks to and from Florida to Nashville TN. for treatment. Without Angle Flights I wouldn't be here today.
I've come close to death many times but I don't believe I am going to die of cancer. I believe in myself and in the power of faith. I don't think I have been through all this just to die a young death.
I've had the cancer come back 3 times since we moved to Florida and I've been fighing it off with different targeted study drugs but as it stands today, my last images show another spot in my brain. The doctors don't have any other targeted therapies to give me. I'm out of options other than chemo and radiation. I went through chemo and radiation treatments in 2010, but it failed. The radiation puts a massive toll on my body. Once it gets to the point where more spots show up, they will want to do "full brain radiation". That means they will radiate my whole brain. I'll have ringing in my ears and loss of hearing. Probably permenant damage.
I've found a clinic that treats everything holistically and aggressively. While I still have some time to try these alternative treatments, I need to start the therapies immediately! I cant wait much longer.
I have the national cancer society sending me a list of potential hospitals that may take me in even though I have brain mets. Its getting harder and harder to find hospitals to take me in my condition.
My daughters and my wife need me. I need them. It's incredibly stressful to be so financially drained. My parents have given everything they have to help me, but this has been going on for over six years and theres only so much they can do.
This fundraiser will allow me to travel to a clinic where every alternative will be will be used to treat this cancer. I fear this is my last chance. I humbly ask for your help. Please help me heal myself, so that I can be here, with my wife, to watch my daugthers grow up.
Thank you so much for your continued support.
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