Frankie Banali spends last three of six weeks hospitalized for reasons incl. tumors in his liver & pancreas
Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali continues his fight to prolong his life after receiving the diagnosis in April 2019 that he had stage four pancreatic cancer.
A GoFundMe campaign was started by Eden and Peter Beckett last month to assist Banali with his mounting medical bills. As of press time, Banali had raised $26,713 US out of the $30,000 US goal. It appears that the GoFundMe campaign target keeps increasing since it was at $10,000 US when Sleaze Roxx first posted an article about that campaign on April 28, 2020.
Earlier today, Banali provided an update on how he is doing with the following message in part on his Facebook page:
“I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO THANK EACH & EVERYONE OF YOU WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO MY HEALTH GOFUNDME. KNOW THAT YOU ARE HELPING IN ME BEING ABLE TO CONTINUE MY MYRIAD OF CANCER TREATMENTS AND PROLONGING MY LIFE. THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART! TO UPDATE EVERYONE… AS YOU CAN SEE, THE CHEMO THERAPY HAS TAKEN MY HAIR AND SO MANY OTHER THINGS SO MANY TAKE FOR GRANTED. IN THE PAST SIX WEEKS I’VE SPENT THREE OF THOSE WEEKS IN THE HOSPITAL ONE WEEK EACH TIME.
THE FIRST DUE TO A BLOOD INFECTION REQUIRING A 6 HOUR BLOOD TRANSFUSION. THE SECOND WAS DUE TO A BLOCKAGE OF MY GALL BLADDER CAUSED BY THE TUMOR IN MY LIVER. THE THIRD WAS DUE TO A BLOCKAGE OF MY STOMACH CAUSED BY THE TUMOR IN MY PANCREAS. I HAD TO HAVE A TUBE INSERTED DOWN MY NOSE AND THROAT INTO MY STOMACH TO DRAIN FLUID DUE TO THE BLOCKAGE. I’VE HAD SEVERAL MEDICAL PROCEDURES WHILE HOSPITALIZED. I’M ON A LOW FAT LIQUID ONLY DIET WHICH MEANS THAT I HAVE DAILY IV’S FOR NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENT ALONG WITH IV’S TO BOLSTER MY IMMUNE SYSTEM. THERE’S MORE BUT THESE ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS… CHEMO #20 IS SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY. THROUGH IT ALL I’M STILL WORKING ON MY ART AND STILL BEATING THE DRUMS LIKE THEY OWE ME MONEY! I’M AS POSITIVE AS EVER AND EACH ONE OF YOU ARE A PART OF WHY I CONTINUE TO FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT!”