I recently was contacted by Pete D's daughter Odile about Pete's medical equipment. Newer members may not know our beloved Pete. Sadly Pete passed away August 21, 2010 after a long hard battle with several OC recurrences. Pete was a very smart guy who taught many members alot of important info. He helped me tremendously with info about feeding tubes and the Possey Muir valve trach. Pete had a portable suction machine and a EVO MaxiCompressor (for nebulizers, humidifiers, and atomizers, etc). Odile generously would like to pass these on to another oral cancer patient. She will ship it anywhere in the US. All she asks is for the recipient to pay the S&H. The suction machine should fit into the "if it fits, it ships" $16 box. The MaxiCompressor is bigger so would be more to send out. One thing that Odile is hoping that since she is willing to give the medical equipment to a needy OC survivor, when it is no longer needed to please pass it along to some other needy OC patient.

Here are links to show the equipment Odile has.

EVO MaxiCompressor

Portable Suction Machine

SCC 6/15/07 L chk & by L molar both Stag I, age44
2x cispltn-35 IMRT end 9/27/07
-65 lbs in 2 mo, no caregvr
Clear PET 1/08
4/4/08 recur L chk Stag I
surg 4/16/08 clr marg
215 HBO dives
3/09 teeth out, trismus
7/2/09 recur, Stg IV
8/24/09 trach, ND, mandiblctmy
3wks medicly inducd coma
2 mo xtended hospital stay, ICU & burn unit
PICC line IV antibx 8 mo
10/4/10, 2/14/11 reconst surg
OC 3x in 3 years
very happy to be alive smile