27 yr. old filmmaker/fly fisherman/ cancer patient requests assistance (Kenner)
compensation: no pay
Almost a year ago, I, a 27 year old gentleman, was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumor of the pancreas. After months of chemo and radiation through my local oncologist in Fayetteville, AR, I was referred to a specialist in New Orleans at the Ochsner Neuroendocrine Clinic. Once it was decided that the tumor was inoperable, my New Orleans oncologists then referred me to Miami Transplant Institute. I was accepted to the Transplant Institute in August of 2013 and began the evaluation period for a multi-visceral transplant (In other words: the plan was to remove my intestine, liver, stomach, pancreas, and various other odds and ends). Six days before New Years Day Ought'14, (or three days before Christmas, didn't want to get too Tiny Tim for anyone), my transplant hopes were dashed, or delayed at the very least, when the my oncologists found a positive cluster of lymph nodes behind my clavicle. Back to New Orleans. I currently reside, as I always have, in Fayetteville, Arkansas by the way; so these little jaunts to and from Miami and New Orleans are, well I was going to say they are a pain in the ass, but I rather enjoy the travel so no complaints there. Perhaps I was just attempting to shoehorn my hometown in there, or to simply accentuate the subsequent financial effects resulting from such vagabonding.
This is where y'all come in. In my past life I was a videographer. Since my diagnosis, I have been working on an ever evolving documentary about my cancer, my experience with the field of oncology, stand-up comedy, medical marijuana, woodworking, and fly fishing. I assure you I will tie them all neatly together, just don't you worry. While I am here in NOLA, I would love to talk with anyone that is interested in one or more, or possibly all, of the aforementioned subjects, so I can grab some interviews for my documentary. In regards to the cancer and oncology end of things, I would like to see if anyone knows or is an oncologist or oncology nurse in this area, NOLA, or if not around here, I would love to talk to ya anyway if you find my story compelling. I am also looking for patients to interview. It would be great if they could be around my age demographic say 20-35 in the NOLA area, or if you're not in the area, hell, hit me up and we can video chat or something. If any active participants in the advocation of medical marijuana are down around here please do not hesitate to get ahold of me because I have many a thought on that subject. Having been in this city for a short amount of time, I have not been able to check out the local stand up scene, so if anyone has any information on that please let me know as well. As far as the fishing goes: I'd enjoy getting together with fellow fly fishermen enthusiasts. Anywho, hopefully some of ya'll will or know someone that can get ahold of me! Thanks again
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