Dan Fogle's Bio
Dan was admitted at Winchester Medical Center on December 8, 2016, due to excessive fluid retention. It was determined that his kidneys were only functioning at 19%. After a week long stay at the hospital, which included lots of testing (blood work, EKG, CAT scans, MRI’s, and a kidney biopsy) it was also determined that Dan had a rare disease, either amyloidosis and/or multiple myeloma (difficult to determine due to similar symptoms). The doctor informed Dan that both of these diseases are treatable, but NOT curable. He has recently undergone a bone marrow test to determine which disease(s) he has. He is currently awaiting those test results, but will begin chemotherapy treatment on Friday, January 6. In addition, he is scheduled to see a transplant specialist in Morgantown, WV, on Thursday, January 12. Please keep Dan and his family in your prayers.
Dan and his wife, Cathy, have been married for 20 years and have three grown children. Cathy works as a pre-K teacher in Winchester, VA, and prior to this occurrence, Dan was working as a self employed contractor. His current medical condition is preventing him from providing income for his family, and while Cathy continues to work, his ongoing medical appointments (of which there are many) is creating an additional financial hardship on them both as she continues to take time off of work to help meet his medical needs.
While a firm diagnosis has not yet been confirmed, the specialists that Dan has been seeing feel it is imperative to begin chemotherapy treatment immediately due to the serious nature of both diseases, as well as the severely diminished function of his kidneys. The shock of Dan’s medical condition has been traumatic on both he and his family, but the financial burden they are facing is insurmountable. At the time Dan was admitted to Winchester Medical Center, he was uninsured. All medical expenses during the month of December will be out of pocket for he and his wife. Dan’s health insurance became effective on January 1, 2017.
Before Dan was admitted in the hospital, he was the family breadwinner, but now has no income. The medical bills are accumulating rapidly, but just the normal household bills are now beyond Dan & Cathy’s ability to meet. Focusing their energy on Dan’s health and wellness is their primary concern, but wondering whether or not one will be able to pay the electric bill and keep their home shouldn’t have to be a mental burden during such a time as this.
Dan & Cathy would like to thank you in advance for all your good thoughts and prayers for their family throughout this most difficult time in their lives.