Local Thomas Kammeyer was diagnosed w/ Fibrosarcoma, a rare soft tissue cancer, back in January and has already undergone a 14 hour surgery, seven weeks of radiation and now the cancer has spread to his chest and lungs.
Now, he might be the first human to undergo a new clinical trail if the new round of chemo doesn't work out. Obviously, the medical bills will stack up like never before regardless of what beats the cancer.
So, family and friends decided there's nothing left to do, but throw a party.
A fundraiser for Thomas will be held at the Legacy Events Center in Farmington this weekend, and this one's big: Dinner from Texas Roadhouse, silent and live auctions, kids' Christmas corner and live entertainment.
"Our goal for this event is $20,000," says Thomas' wife Jordan. "This non-profit organization (Anything for a Friend) has done four other fundraisers for people with cancer." So far, the Kammeyers have only raised several hundred dollars through small fundraisers and bake sales.
The extra 20K just might be exactly what will turn the course in Thomas' fight against the cancer, so they made sure to stock the auctions with some hot items including and Apple I-Pad, digital cameras, laptops, designer sunglasses, a Blu-ray player, a bike, Jazz tickets and a Jazz jersey signed by Deron Williams.
"The kids' Christmas corner is going to be huge," Jordan says. "We will have Santa Claus there to take pictures with the kids, and we have many crafts for boys and girls. We will also have some ladies dressed as princesses to take pictures with the kids and do their hair and nails."
Santa's workshop will also relocate to the Legacy Events Center for a day, where kids can browse Christmas toys and crafts. Live Christmas music as well.
Thomas Kammeyer Benefit 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 11 Legacy Events Center, 151 S. 1100 West, Farmington Dinner is $5 per person/$25 per family Click here for more info