Quebec Man Crowdfunds His Way to Remission

A Quebec man whose story of marriage and cancer diagnosis led to crowd-funding almost $700,000 is in full remission, according to a post on his Facebook page.

Matthew Schreindorfer of Laval, Que., and his wife, Katia Luciani, began an online crowd-funding campaign in February after he learned the only chance at surviving his acute lymphoblastic leukemia would be to participate in a clinical trial that cost $675,000.

"I have some incredible news to tell everyone," he posted on Facebook. "I did my bone marrow biopsy on Tuesday, and my oncologist announced to us yesterday that I am in complete remission. There is absolutely not one cancer cell left."

Schreindorfer was diagnosed with the disease last summer at the age of 24 after he returned from his honeymoon.

The crowd-funding campaign raised an astonishing $740,000 in just two months – money that was used to pay for experimental T-cell treatment, known as CAR-T cell treatment, at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, as well as accommodations.

"You have all helped save my life with your encouragements, donations and support, and I will forever be grateful! I will never forget this moment in my life where so many strangers came together to give me a second chance at life! Thank you from the bottom of my heart to my family, friends and saviors out there!"

Schreindorfer and his wife will remain in New York for another two weeks before they are expected to return to Laval.

Source: CBC

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