Oscar, longtime 49ers fan given just months to live, needs your help

Apr 6, 2015 at 10:09 PM--


What would you want if you had just months to live? Oscar Garcia, who goes by the handle oscarug in our forums, has been a member of this site since July of 2005. He is now facing that very question after his long battle with Sarcoma Cancer, a rare form of cancer that impacts about 10,000 people a year, appears to be nearing an unfortunate end.

Oscar has been fighting this cancer since 2011 with multiple major surgeries and numerous aggressive treatments. He has now started hospice, which is end of life care. Doctors at UCSF, Kaiser, and UCLA are out of options and believe that he has one or two months to live.

Oscar, who is only 33 years old, is now looking to help his family with the financial burden of what lies down the road. He is hoping to raise money to help with funeral costs and has started a fundraising campaign on GoFundMe.

He also hopes that his story will help spread more awareness of this cancer and help raise money for research against it. This type of cancer is so rare that, according to Oscar, almost no research is being done to combat it.

Traditional surgeries to remove tumors have only resulted in the growth of more. The cancer has grown resistant to other treatments and radiation was not an option because of where the tumors are located.

"Got a bucket list going on now and going to live each day like it's my last," said Oscar while informing his fellow 49ers fans within our forums. "I've seen the power of the Webzone do some special things," he added.

We are asking that you spread the word to help a 49ers fan in need. If you can give, great. If not, please share his story. At the very least, it may help bring some more awareness to the rare form of cancer that is destroying his body.

Our prayers and thoughts go out to Oscar and his family during this very tough time.

As of this writing, Oscar has raised $1,810 of his $15,000 goal. 21 people have donated since he started the campaign 10 days ago.

Oscar has a wife named Heather and two young children named Bradley and Morgan.


In an effort to help him reach his goal, we will be keeping an eye on this page and try to estimate and donate any revenue made from this story to Oscar's cause.






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