On July 16, Joshua went to the ER with a suspected appendicitis only to discover a short while later he had advanced stage testicular cancer. Josh has a large football sized tumor in his abdomen which is very invasive and wrapped around his aortic artery, it is to involved to attempt surgery. The cancer has metastasized to the lungs, lymph nodes and liver. Josh has already had surgery to remove the testicle and accompanying tumor and place a port for chemo. He has begun an aggressive chemotherapy treatment schedule which places him in hospital for a week every 21 days as well as outpatient chemo every Friday.
While his parents Ken and Lori do have private insurance it only cover 70% of his medical bills in addition Lori works for a small non-profit organization and is not eligible for the family leave act. She has already exhausted all her sick and vacation days to be with her son and is now forced to quit her job to be able to care for Josh. The large medical debt coupled with the diminished income will cause a great hardship for this family.
We have started this fundraiser to support the family in this difficult time. Please know any amount is helpful but if unable to give your prayers are coveted above all else. We believe that God can and will heal this child, we are waiting for a victory. Thank you all so much! If you would like to send Josh a card of encouragement his address is:
PO BOX 1145
Seymour TN 37865
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