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The J-Team: Fighting 4 Justin

Organized by: Maegan Eichinger

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Maegan Eichinger via Crowdrise
April 29, 2015

Speaking of miracles... This is amazing! Justin is beyond overwhelmed with the love and support. My heart is going to explode! Thank you!!! See More

THE STORY:

Dear Friends, Family and Complete Strangers,

My name is Maegan Eichinger and my boyfriend, Justin Clontz has been diagnosed with cancer.  Specifically, Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumors (AT/RT).  These are highly malignant tumors of the central nervous system most commonly found in children less than 5 years of age.  Although this is a childhood cancer, there have been isolated case reports of AT/RT in adults.  Justin is 25 years-old and a mere 6 weeks ago he was a completely healthy adult.  

However, in these past 6 weeks he has gone through Hell and back.  His mom and I have been by his side from day one when he collapsed in the parking lot of the ER when I first took him to the hospital.  We were there when he experienced a 5 minute seizure and became extremely confused, no longer able to recognize us.  We followed an ambulance at midnight when he got transported to Wake Forest University Hospital.  I lived out of a hospital for weeks while neurologists tried to figure out what was going on.  We cried with him when they found the tumors along his spine.  Paced back and forth for 5 hours as neurosurgeons performed the biopsy of one of the many tumors located on his spine and brain stem.  And finally witnessed his sheer strength and determination as he learned to walk again because these tumors had completely immobilized him.  

Needless to say, Justin Clontz is the kind of human being you want to fight for. Yet, what his family and I have gone through is nothing compared to the pain, anxiety, and fear for life that he has experienced.  Whether you have known him for years, weeks, or even days, you understand how easy it is to fall in love with his beautiful personality.  He radiates positivity and has selflessly supported me in every venture I have pursued.  Now it’s time for me to support him.

The oncologists at Wake Forest have admitted that they have never seen an adult with AT/RT before. Therefore their prognosis is dismal, at best.  His family and I refuse to accept this.  As a result, we have done our own research and believe that Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA is the best possible place for him.  We are already in contact with an amazing doctor and are praying that she can deliver us good news in the form of hope.  As a result, trips back and forth to Boston may be on the table along with extensive medical bills.  

Therefore, I deeply and sincerely appreciate any amount of help/support in the form of prayers, positive energy, or donations that you can provide to empower Justin and help make his fight a little bit less stressful.  Justin is a warrior undergoing a long and hard battle, but I whole-heartedly believe he will be victorious.

I fully intend to donate any money over the requested amount to the American Cancer Society in the hopes that further research can be done for adults with AT/RT.  I hope no one will ever have to experience the fear and anxiety of the unknown like Justin has.  So little research has been done on his condition because it is so rare, I hope to change this!  The fact that Justin is walking again is already a miracle.  Let’s keep it going!  

Thank you in advance for the the love and support.  

Sincerely,

Maegan Eichinger

$12,830

 

128% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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  • Warren Blythe

    $40

  • Dylan

    $100

  • Claire Wolfe

     

  • Mary E

    $15

  • A Acord

    $25

  • ASU Elite Dance Team

    $300

  • Stephanie Torlina

     

  • Phoebe-Kate Prince & Sonja Forrester

     

  • Ali Fruit

    $20

  • KP

    $50

  • Annesley & Scott

    $250

  • Jeff and Cheryl Eckard

    $100

  • Jon Riley

    $150

  • Tom & Sherry Riley

    $100

  • Kilby

    $50

  • Chris Grasinger

    $15

  • Sara Brown

    $35

  • Carisa McMillan

    $100

  • Taylor and Seth Revetta

     

  • Sharon Pauley

    $20

  • Rachel

     

  • Cody Philyaw

    $40

  • Regenia Bailey

    $50

  • Becca Jones

    $75

  • John Sawyer

    $250

  • Kelsey Collins

    $100

  • J-Thang

     

  • Bryan Terry

    $100

  • Chase Coble

    $25

  • Shawna Hartley

    $25

  • Charlotte Harold

    $25

  • Morgan Cassiano

    $100

  • Braeden Tucker

    $10

  • Will

    $50

  • Stefan

    $10

  • Tyler Carter

     

  • Steven & Hannah McLendon

    $250

  • Terri Methven

    $25

  • Austin Fodrie

    $75

  • Myra A. Simon

    $50

  • Adam

    $50

  • J-Team Josh

    $20

  • The Moellers

    $150

  • Adam and Danielle Morton

    $300

  • Koala

    $250

  • John & Becca

    $250

  • Ashley Wiles

    $10

  • Corey Dollard

    $50

  • Christina & Wesley Adams

    $250

  • Natasha Lyons

    $20

  • Jim & Kathleen Lowry

    $200

  • Faith Prine

    $20

  • Brian, Emily, Jerry, Romona, & Eddie (The Harbours)

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Chuck and Lisa Moseley

    $250

  • Team Syndicate

    $225

  • Justin Golding

    $35

  • James

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Summer and Taylor

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • AJ, Bridget and Wells Harbour

    $100

  • Ashley Stell

    $20

  • Carson

    $100

  • Ben Neece

    $25

  • Heather (Minner) Lynn

    $50

  • Tammy Bentley

    $150

  • Logan & LeAnne

    $100

  • Mary Bryant

    $50

  • Christina Daly

    $50

  • Donnie and Melissa Austin

    $200

  • Paul, Renee, and Megan

    $300

  • Josh & Diana Cheek

    $500

  • Jenn and Walt

    $250

  • jusry

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • LabThug

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Tom and Jane Haas (John's Mom and Dad)

    $20

  • Kim Seufer

    $25

  • Dana Edwards

    $25

  • Stacy Cov

    $25

  • Charlie Frisco

    $60

  • Kyle and Aubree

    $25

  • Tyler N

    $100

  • Micki, Frank, Frankie and Thomas

     

  • Casey Wyatt

    $25

  • gregday

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kim and Nick Bill

    $200

  • A friend's mom

    $50

  • The Driscolls of Newton

    $300

  • Delores Clontz

    $25

  • Jean Driscoll

    $50

  • Giles & Sally

    $100

  • Jeff Conway

    $200

  • Eric Hess

    $100

  • Chris and Therese Berry

    $100

  • Marissa West

    $50

  • Tom and Andrea Driscoll

    $50

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Organized by

Maegan Eichinger

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Tom and Andrea Driscoll

Tom and Andrea Driscoll

DONATION: $50

Justin, we met you years ago thru Corinna and Martin. You will beat this, stay strong! 2 years ago

Marissa West

Marissa West

DONATION: $50

My thoughts and prayers are with you Justin, Maegan and family! XOXO. 2 years ago

Chris and Therese Berry

Chris and Therese Berry

DONATION: $100

Positive vibes sent all the way man. 2 years ago

Eric Hess

Eric Hess

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Jeff Conway

Jeff Conway

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Giles & Sally

Giles & Sally

DONATION: $100

Jeep fighting Justin. We wish you the best. 2 years ago

Jean Driscoll

Jean Driscoll

DONATION: $50

Justin, stay strong. You have so many friends and family supporting you with their thoughts and prayers. 2 years ago

Delores Clontz

Delores Clontz

DONATION: $25

We are praying for you everyday Justin- God bless you! 2 years ago

The Driscolls of Newton

The Driscolls of Newton

DONATION: $300

One day at a time, Justin- We love you and are behind you! 2 years ago

A friend's mom

A friend's mom

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

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