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Cancer Patient helping other Cancer Patients

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Joshua Novy

THE STORY:

Hi, I'm Josh. I'm a 2nd year medical student in Miami, and 4 days before I uprooted and moved from New York to begin my medical career, I was diagnosed with Leukemia. I am so fortunate to live in an era where technology, research, and innovation have given me a treatment that has allowed me to not only be on the winning side of a battle with cancer, but being able to do so without having to put my career aspirations on hold. However, not all patients stricken with cancer have the luxury of not putting heir life on hold. Many of those afflicted by cancer must make treatment the focal point of their life, in order to preserve it. Some years ago, my Aunt who I am very close with was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer, a disease so aggressive that only 20% of people survive past one year, and only 6% survive past 5 years. My aunt is a fighter, and she was victorious in her battle with pancreatic cancer - the first time. In 2015, cancer returned to haunt her life and she is now in her second bout of treatment. Her war is not over. My story, My aunts story - are a mere pair among the 14 million others battling cancer right now at this very moment in 2015. November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. I've always had fantastic hair, and I when I first heard "leukemia" the summer I was diagnosed, among my fears was that my wonderful hair and I would soon part ways. My treatment did not take that away from me. My aunt had great hair too - but aggressive pancreatic cancer calls for aggressive chemotherapy, and the biological war waging on the inside, has shown itself on the outside. I recently pledged on Facebook, that if 100 people liked my status, I would completely shave my head bald, in support of my Aunt and to raise awareness of her aggressive, life-threatening illness. I think more can be done though. My goal now is to raise no less than $25,000 to support pancreatic cancer research. The Women's Cancer Association of The University of Miami procures and provides funding to support cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. I hope you may consider donating any amount you find you are able to, so that together we can aid in the fight against pancreatic cancer.

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Donor Comments

JK

JK

DONATION: $15

4 years ago

Adam, Nicola & Alex

Adam, Nicola & Alex

DONATION: $20

Good Luck Josh 4 years ago

Hazel and Barry Capal

Hazel and Barry Capal

DONATION: $45

Well done, Josh ! 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago