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Team Josh - help fight stage 4 Sarcoma DSRCT

Organized by: Annie Koontz

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Dealing with pain
April 13, 2018

At some point I might break. It is really hard to keep going knowing what lies ahead. We met with the sarcoma and pain doctors today. A few tweaks 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 help us fight for Josh. Any assistance and prayers would be much appreciated. Love and peace to all! The Koontz and Maehler Families

$16,130

 

46% Raised of $35,000 Goal

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  • Heather

    $100

  • Kat and Matt

    $100

  • Matthew A. Solomon

    $18

  • Timothy Browne

     

  • Melanie Reiter

    $25

  • Desirae DePola

    $25

  • Stacy Branham

    $25

  • Ronni Fuchs

    $25

  • Tomacina Hochgurtel

    $100

  • Latoya Coleman

    $50

  • Mary and Rick Turay

    $100

  • Pam Hord

    $50

  • Nicole Montesano

     

  • Trupiano okeefe family

    $250

  • Donna DeSousa-Schmidt

    $100

  • desousa

    $250

  • Jacqueline Dooley

    $25

  • Szilvia Connolly

    $25

  • Laurie Foos

    $25

  • Julio Guzman

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Curtis Kerner

    $25

  • Carol Retting

    $50

  • Dave & Katie

    $100

  • Abigail Hinds

    $10

  • Gina hinds

     

  • The Starkey Family

    $100

  • Schinzing Family

    $50

  • Chris Cargill

    $50

  • Gabi and Panda Ruvalcaba

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Rhonda Moore

    $25

  • Team Temple

    $100

  • lori untermeyer

    $200

  • Friend of Pam

    $50

  • Daisy Ruiz

    $10

  • Machelle Rushin

    $25

  • Wishart Family

    $50

  • Jan Farris

     

  • Virtual friend of Katie Frances ~ TmvR from NC

     

  • Allison O'Donovan

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Krista Navin

    $25

  • Lindsay Dommell

    $50

  • Sheila

    $25

  • Trisha Bunce

    $100

  • Cindy Cavalli

    $25

  • Jen Schroeder

     

  • Christy

    $50

  • Kelley riippi

    $180

  • Eileen Levine

    $50

  • Nancy Martin

    $50

  • Jose Ramirez

    $100

  • Elizabeth Padilla

    $50

  • Pam Hord

    $100

  • Michelle Greenwalt

    $50

  • VS

    $50

  • Robin

    $100

  • Steven and Hannah

    $36

  • Marilyn Bass

    $25

  • Allison Woodman

    $50

  • Annetta & Jack Mullenaux

    $100

  • James Nyreen

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Sarah Schwarz

     

  • Cy Orfield

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Sarah Dugan

    $100

  • Pamela and Seth Cohen

    $50

  • Jennifer Joyce

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • MIKE Killarney

    $100

  • Kerry Barbadillo

    $100

  • Jessica Chavarria

    $10

  • Lisa Wolfe

    $50

  • Danielle Stein

    $25

  • Jennifer Lowe

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Carol Retting

    $50

  • Jessica Daniels

     

  • Ashley Sauln

     

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Ashley Golub

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Michele Marinello

    $50

  • Tom Castelnuovo

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Samantha Callaghan

    $50

  • Cassandra

    $50

  • Jani

     

  • Jessi Wachtel

    $100

  • Abby Curry

    $50

  • Annetta & Jack Mullenaux

    $100

  • Georgiana Barnwell

    $50

  • Tom Castelnuovo

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Katie Lambert

     

  • Jacob and Luke Rivers

    $100

  • maria lisa- mother of katie lambert

    $50

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Organized by

Annie Koontz

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

maria lisa- mother of katie lambert

maria lisa- mother of katie lambert

DONATION: $50

Pata 4 months ago

Jacob and Luke Rivers

Jacob and Luke Rivers

DONATION: $100

Team Josh 4 months ago

Katie Lambert

Katie Lambert

4 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

4 months ago

Tom Castelnuovo

Tom Castelnuovo

DONATION: $250

4 months ago

Georgiana Barnwell

Georgiana Barnwell

DONATION: $50

4 months ago

Annetta & Jack Mullenaux

Annetta & Jack Mullenaux

DONATION: $100

Wishing you the very best Josh and keeping you in our prayers 4 months ago

Abby Curry

Abby Curry

DONATION: $50

Love & light 5 months ago

Jessi Wachtel

Jessi Wachtel

DONATION: $100

5 months ago

Jani

Jani

Wishing for the best. Take care of yourself and enjoy every second at Disney. Cant wait to see some pics xoxo 5 months ago

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