Sunday, January 22, 2012

Teaming Up to Battle Cancer

Dad with his favorite only grandson, Jack.
The following is an article I wrote for some Midwest papers about my dad:

Jim Treiber is a caring man, nurse and father of four. A local boy, he graduated from LCHS in 1978 then received a degree in Plastics Engineering Technology from PSU. He received his nursing degree from Eastern Oklahoma in 2005 with a desire to care for others. Treiber is currently employed by McAlester Regional Health Center.  

But early this Fall Treiber was given news of his very own medical battle.  By October he underwent surgery to remove both his tonsils where cancer was found originated. Throughout November and December, Treiber traveled five hours each weekday in order to receive chemo & radiation treatment in Oklahoma City. Now he is scheduled to undergo a neck dissection with up to a five inch incision, which will hopefully remove the remainder of the tumor on January 31st.

Meanwhile, he remains on unpaid sick leave. His family & friends are holding a fundraiser to help alleviate Nurse Jim's financial burden. Please consider purchasing one donation ticket for $5 or three tickets for $10 for the chance to win $500 in cash. All proceeds will go to helping Jim and his family pays for his travel, medical stays and procedures.  Jim is a football fan so appropriately the winning ticket will be drawn on Superbowl Sunday, Feb 5th.

Tickets may be purchased from Treiber’s sister, Carolyn Waugh, at 620-515-3314.  Or, an online donation via Paypal may be sent to

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