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Team Josh - help fight stage 4 Sarcoma DSRCT

Organized by: Annie Koontz

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Making the best of the time we have left
October 11, 2017

Josh is one tough kid. He has been through 9 rounds of aggressive chemo, 3 major abdominal surgeries and 4 weeks of radiation. Within 6 weeks See More

THE STORY:

The last week of May started out normal for Josh, besides a slight stomach ache, he was excited to graduate high school and follow in his fathers footsteps by joining the military. Josh qualified for the Nucular Engineering program in the Navy and had a bright future ahead of him. Saturday night, May 21st, his dad found him on the couch shaking and rushed him to the ER, where they removed liters of malignant fluids from his chest and abdomen.  After a CAT scan, they found out his intestinal lining and lung lining is riddled with cancerous tumors. He was diagnosed with Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumors, Sarcoma, late stage 4. It is an extremely rare childhood cancer with no known cure and has a 20 week to 5 year (15%) survival rate. Josh is now home in Long Beach NY and has started treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering Caner Center. He is on a trial of chemotherapy that includes 3 new drugs that seem to shrink the tumors faster and keep them away longer. We are trying to raise money for medical bills, prescriptions, transportation to and from the hospital and any other needs Josh will require for at least the next year to year and a half.  It costs us roughly $100 a day to drive him 2 hours each way for treatment. Please hrlp us fight for Josh. Any assistance and prayers would be much appreciated. Love and peace to all! The Koontz and Maehler Families

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$12,138

 

35% Raised of $35,000 Goal

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    $200

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    $100

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    $50

  • Austin

    $150

  • Long Beach Middle School Denim For A Cause

    $75

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    $250

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  • The Starkey Family

    $100

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    $50

  • Chris Cargill

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  • Gabi and Panda Ruvalcaba

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Rhonda Moore

    $25

  • Team Temple

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    $200

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    $50

  • Daisy Ruiz

    $10

  • Machelle Rushin

    $25

  • Wishart Family

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Annie Koontz

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Donor Comments

Wishart Family

Wishart Family

DONATION: $50

Also, thinking of "Sticky" 2 days ago

Machelle Rushin

Machelle Rushin

DONATION: $25

3 days ago

Daisy Ruiz

Daisy Ruiz

DONATION: $10

Sending lots of hugs n love your way..u n your family always in my prayers wishing all put the best. 3 days ago

Friend of Pam

Friend of Pam

DONATION: $50

Know that you are loved by many 4 days ago

lori untermeyer

lori untermeyer

DONATION: $200

a german beer 4 days ago

Team Temple

Team Temple

DONATION: $100

Drive like the wind Josh! 5 days ago

Rhonda Moore

Rhonda Moore

DONATION: $25

5 days ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

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Gabi and Panda Ruvalcaba

Gabi and Panda Ruvalcaba

DONATION: $150

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Chris Cargill

Chris Cargill

DONATION: $50

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