In October, 08, Eric was diagnosed with Stage 3 Melanoma at the age of 45 that progressed to Stage 4.
Eric endured countless treatments in three different states. These are the treatments Eric has done:
High Dose Interferon, Low Dose Interferon, Carboplatin, Avastin, Abraxane, Interluekin 2, Dendric Cell Vaccine, Intralymphatic Vaccine, Gamma Knife Radiation in the Brain, Temodar, GSK BRAF/MEK Inhibitor, and Yervoy
Eric has had the following surgeries:
* Wide Local Excision
* Skin Graft on Ankle
* Sentinel Node Biopsy
* Right Groin Lymph Node Dissection
* Several Biopsies
* Intralympatic Catheter Implant
He had his first dose of Yervoy on April 21, 2011. He did three of the four doses until he started experiencing paralysis. On June 14, 2011 we found out that Eric has several hemorrhaging tumors in his Cerebrum and Cerebellum as well as tumors in the spinal cord, spinal vertebrae and throughout his entire body (liver, lining of the heart, lung nodules). Eric is received Hospice care at home until he passed on August 3, 2011.
Eric is now an angel in heaven. 9/17/1963 - 8/3/2011
It is with great sadness that the family of Eric Jerome Sizemore announces his passing after a battle with Melanoma, on Wednesday, August 3, 2011, at the age of 47. . Eric passed away at his home surrounded by friends and family. Eric will be forever remembered by his wife and best friend Jill, and their precious children, Ricky (Vanessa) Vidal, Samantha Cox and Madison Cox, by his granddaughter Felicity Vidal, by his parents Bonnie and Jim Sizemore, and by his brother and sister Troy (Angie) and Jamie Roy. Eric will also be forever remembered by his numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and dear friends.
Eric was born and raised in Dayton and graduated from Dayton Christian. He was a member of the US Air Force as a Security Specialist. He also was a service manager at Northridge Goodyear. Eric served his Lord by being a volunteer at the ...Saint Patrick’s Soup Kitchen in Troy. He loved his Lord and Savior and touched many lives by sharing his message. Eric cared so much about saving lives that he donated his body to Wright State University for research.