PLEASE HELP US RAISE FUNDS FOR
15 YEAR OLD
HONOR ROLL STUDENT
*This is written by Michael's mom, Debbie, here is her plea for help.
This is about my very VERY...BRAVE 15 year old son, MICHAEL KALISZ and his battle with melanoma skin cancer and losing his dad, his best friend during his battle. Michael's dad passed away, on Friday April 20th 2012 he passed in Michael's bedroom and it was Michael that found his dad's lifeless body. Through everything Michael has been though since November 22, 2011 this, my VERY brave teen my hero has maintained his grades and been on the Honor Roll all school year., He amazed all his teacher with keeping his grades up, with all Michael has gone though and all the school he missed due to his cancer and the 12 procedures to date and his dad's passing.
Michael's dad was the sole provider for our family. Michael's dad and I had no insurance when we got the news about Michael last November we did what we had to to make sure Michael got the treatment he so needed. We stopped paying our house payment, stopped paying on our term life policies, we cashed in Michael's pre-paid Florida College Fund, we sold off both our wedding rings and anything we had of valve for our Michael. We let all our bills go into default. In early 2012 Michael got insurance but it didn’t pay for the plastic reconstruction Michael needed even with the Dr.s trying to help us get it covered, the insurance company wouldn’t cover it. Michael's dad worked 12/14/16 hour days 5 days a week and 6 & 7 days when the work was there, to make what we needed for our son needs. Michael's battle is not over, I am in need of your help, to help me cover Michael's uncovered medical and expenses related to Michael's day to day care. Please if you can help continue reading down to the middle of this page to see the information on the:
MICHAEL KALISZ FUND# 4269611020 at anyTD BANK in north america.
**UPDATE: MONDAY MAY 6TH 2013
I want to thank all who have come forward in the past 11 months from the time of the 1st fundraiser to date.. Michael birthday was in March he is now 15 years old and we had a wonderful birthday being in remission he was in 5 months of remission and just 2 weeks after his 15th birthday just a few days shy of being 6months in remission, we got the news in April of 2013, after a monthly routine check up 2 moles were sent out for biopsy and one came back as melanoma. Michael’s undergoing chemo now and is scheduled for surgery on Thur. June 6th It’s so very hard on Michael My mortgage company isn't working with me. As a parent I am doing all I can for my son. Michael’s school year has been difficult this year as he’s missed a lot of school, BUT I am proud to say he’s made up all his missed work on top of staying current, and he’s in the Criminal Justice Academy at Jupiter High as well and still in all Honors classes. When in remission Michael made the Jupiter High School Warriors Freshman Football Team he proudly wore the number 72, He tells me he just wants to be a "regular normal teen" and "he loved being apart of the football team, being a normal kid", well as normal as one can be, and this was wonderful for him and his self-esteem . Michael is a wonderful great son, with a great outlook on things and the hand he;s been dealt. He has made me so very proud to be his mom. I’m here with my plea to please if you can to help us, I am in need I would love a job, I am not picky I will take anything, I want more than anything to make my own way, but till then I’m still very much in need for my son. Please if you see our need Please make a donation to the:.
MICHAEL KALISZ FUND#4269611020 C/O
2301 W. INDIANTOWN RD.
JUPITER, FL. 33458
**All monies collect go to Michael's uncovered medical and his daily needs.
> Michael's Dad's obituarys:
Michael and I want to share his dad's obituary links to honor his dads life and the good he did within our community. Feel free to read the obituary and see the significance of his life to the public and to our family at the bottom of this page.
** News coverage: to view, CBS12 News on Michael's Very BRAVE story in Michaels own words from: 06/05/2012
Fundraiser helping Jupiter teen Michael Kalisz with his fight against cancer
** News coverage: to view WPTV New Channel 5 from 08/04/2012 please go to:
** To view pictures of MAFFIO and more of the Spanglish Global Team that came up from Maimi and truly got hands on...for Michael's Fundraiser Car Wash/Raffle held : Saturday 08/04/2012 Please go to:
** To view more pictures from the Fundraiser on 08/04/12 by M@R Photography please go to:
** To read Guest editorial of the Jupiter Courier written by Michael's mom and published on 08/02/2012
To read: Letter of thanks from the Michael Kalisz Family
published on 09/13/2012
WPTV Story on: Christmas Eve 12/24/2012
WPBF 25 Story: 12/26/2012
in north america to the:
MICHAEL KALISZ FUND #4269611020 you can mail your Donation directly to:
MICHAEL KALISZ FUND#4269611020 C/O
2301 W. INDIANTOWN RD.
JUPITER, FL. 33458
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR DONATION CHECK OR MONEY ORDER IS MADE OUT TO THE: MICHAEL KALISZ FUND #4269611020. IF YOU HAVE ANY BANKING QUESTION PLEASE CALL THE TD BANK BRANCH ABOVE : (561) 748-4192. THANK YOU.
* Donations can also be made though, Paypal to : firstname.lastname@example.org Please selectFriends & Family when paying through Paypal as that way no one is charged a fee for the transaction.
THANK YOU ALL IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND ALL YOUR PRAYERS FOR MY SON MICHAEL AND MY FAMILY. You are welcome to contact me directly at: email@example.com if you wish, I will respond to all emails.
*Updated August 5th, 2012: I'd like to THANK WPTV News Channel 5, for coming out on Saturday August 4, 2012 and covering the fundraiser Car Wash/Raffle. Which can be viewd at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMgf3oa6XLg I'd like to thank Eco-Lube, Gretta Vitta, MAFFIO, Sign-A-Rama of Jupiter, The Jupiter Courier, M&R Photography, all the local Jupiter business that donated gift cards to be raffled off, The Jupiter community, everyone who came out in show of support for Michael to make this fundraiser a success. In Michael's own words "I cant believe all these people care about me"
*Update June 2012: I'd like to THANK Craig Gold and all the Channel 12 crew for doing this story on my Michael and all the CBS12 News viewers that came out to Tropical Smoothie on Tuesday June 5th to support my son in his fight.
**I would like to correct something from my news interview on 06/05/2012: http://cbs12.com/news/features/palm-beach-county/stories/vid_281.shtml When I did my interview on Tuesday June 5th I was nervous and didn't realise I mis-spoke till after I viewed the interview the following morning on the computer. I did all so post this correction to CBS12 links to my son's story under comments. "What I meant to say was Michael's Dysplastic Nevi, were sent out for biopsy and came back as: Melanoma. What I said in interview was "they were biopsy which they were and came back as "Dysplastic Melanoma", that's were I mis-spoke. The correction is: they were "Dysplastic Nevi that sent out for biopsy and came back as "Melanoma" I just wanted to correct myself. The doctors told me the Melanoma Michael has is a direct result from the Sun."
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>> Michael's Dad's obituarys:
Michael and I want to share his dad's obituary links to honor his dads life and the good he did within our community. Feel free to read the obituary and see the significance of his life to the public and to our family. Link to: