JP's Cancer Treatment Fund
Organized by: Ashley Bass
In 2003, Juan Pablo was diagnosed with Leukemia. He, like many others, didn't understand the facts about Leukemia. Remember from your science classes how we all have 23 pairs of chromosomes? JP's 22nd Chromosome is just a tad short and doesn't connect things as it should. This is the loophole that cancer seeks out and then spreads throughout the bone marrow.
Since JP was diagnosed, he has constantly worked as an artist, dishwasher, designer, and maintenance man. He has never let his disease slow him down in any way. Immigrating to the United States at age 30 from Colombia, he became a legal resident, learned English, and found a new found love for his country that he now considers his second home. People that know him consistently talk about how he is like a breath of fresh air. With his positive attitude, he has influenced many others who are unbeknownst to his illness.
Though he could seek government assistance, he has chosen not to do so. Finding himself capable of maintaining a full time job, and a labor intensive one to boot, he has never asked anyone, not even family, to help cover his medical expenses related to treating his condition with chemotherapy.
Recently however, circumstances have changed. Consquently, I am asking for some assistance. He is no longer covered by health insurance, and desperately needs funding to cover his medical bills. Though his current health care provider is treating him, the costs are financially devastating.
We all can relate in one way or another to a loved one living with cancer. Please consider donating. Whether it be a large or small gift, all are appreciated.