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Fundraisers Scheduled for Man with Rare Cancer
Fundraisers Scheduled for Man with Rare Cancer

A Las Vegas man battling a rare form of cancer needs help raising money to pay for his treatment.

Rob Grimshaw married his high school sweetheart, Amber, and they had two beautiful girls, Joslyn, 8, and Savannah, 2. Soon after the second birth is when the trouble began for Rob.

All the details of Rob's story can be found here, but in short, he has been diagnosed with an extremely rare cancer known as epitheliod sarcoma. Rob's diagnosis is one of eight known cases of the disease in the past 15 years in the United States. Seen in the picture is Rob's arm as he deals with sores from aggressive tumors breaking through his skin.

He has traveled to St. Louis and Salt Lake City seeking treatment, but Grimshaw's cancer does not respond to chemotherapy, so he needs experimental and alternative treatments not covered by insurance.

More information on donations, including a PayPal link, and fundraisers are here. Contact information on how to help can be found through this website.

Below are details of two fundraisers planned:

  • Bake Sale: Saturday, July 2, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., 481 Gold Sunrise, Las Vegas (near Sunrise Mountain)
  • Ride or Run for Robi: Saturday, July 9, 7 a.m., Vistas Park, 11311 Alta Dr., Las Vegas

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