There are 4 videos on this page that tell the story since Mike was diagnosed with cancer in August of 2009 and the situation with Patti's misdiagnosis and current health status.
The most recent video was shot on July 18, 2010 as Mike just wrapped up 5 of the 7 weeks of chemo and radiation treatment designed to knock out any microscopic disease following the surgery to remove the tumor and several lymph nodes.
The following is a short video of Mike 13 days after the surgery and just 3 days after leaving the hospital.
This video is from January 29, 2010... Prayers answered and Miracles Abound!!!
The video below is from November 7, 2009 telling the basics of our story...
A 9-minute presentation of the health challenges facing Patti and Mike Guilbeau. Patti recently got news that her 5-year MS diagnosis was wrong... she has some other type of autoimmune issue. They are leaning toward Lupus. Mike was diagnosed in August with squamous cell carcinoma (skin cancer on the base of the tongue and bottom of the right tonsil); the doctors call it "tonsil cancer". It had metastasized into the lymph nodes of the neck, with one larger tumor in a lymph node that had been operated on in December 2008. That half-node was seriously compromised in its ability to drain the mutant cells, therefore the encapsulated tumor grew very quickly during July 2009.
Please go to our CaringBridge website, also. The site was created to share some of the details of our story and to keep everyone informed and up to date. It also gives family and friends a place to express words of hope and encouragement that are priceless!
Patti and I want to thank all who have made the monetary sacrifices to help us out financially during these times of dealing with illness. We could not have made it without you!!! We are forever grateful!
Thanks again for your prayer and support. Please email and spread our story to anyone and everyone who might be interested.