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GoFundMe started to help Lansing’s Michael Schoettle battle cancer

By Carrie Steinweg

LANSING, Ill. (December 28, 2022) – Lansing resident Michael Schoettle is just 32, but has had more medical treatments and procedures in the last few weeks than many people have in their lifetime. On November 2 he was diagnosed with bladder cancer. Since then he has had numerous rounds of lab work, imaging tests and biopsies, a partial cystectomy, a TURBT procedure, bladder irrigation, laser ablation, electrodesiccation and photon radiation therapy.

There will be plenty more intervention to come and Schoettle’s girlfriend, Julie Murphy, has set up a GoFundMe account to help pay for ongoing medical expenses.

“He has already received various treatments and procedures to help him beat this,” said Murphy on the GoFundMe page. “We are optimistic at this time of his prognosis so far. Unfortunately, as you can imagine, health insurance doesn’t always cover some medical procedures. Therefore, Michael needs your help to cover costs that have been out of pocket for him and his family. His expenses have included medication, procedures, treatments and other unexpected costs.”

She also said that he learned recently of a tumor regrowth and will need to undergo more extensive treatment.

“The prognosis looks good,” said Schoettle. “I remain hopeful and optimistic and am thankful for all the support and well-wishes.”

To donate toward Schoettle’s medical expenses, visit https://bit.ly/3WdQkTq.

Carrie Steinweg
Carrie Steinweg
Carrie Steinweg is a freelance writer, photographer, author, and food and travel blogger who has lived in Lansing for 27 years. She most enjoys writing about food, people, history, and baseball. Her favorite Lansing Journal articles that she has written are: "Lan Oak Lanes attracts film crew," "Why Millennials are choosing Lansing," "Curtis Granderson returns home to give back," "The Cubs, the World Series, fandom, and family," and "Lansing's One Trick Pony Brewery: a craft beer oasis."