Justin's Cancer Recovery Fund

$12,105 of $16,000 goal

Raised by 147 people in 39 months
I am setting up this campaign for my close friend, Justin Kloski. For those of you who don’t know, Justin is 27 years old and was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is cancer of the lymphatic system that in Justin’s case has taken over the lymph nodes in his chest and caused an incredibly large mass to form over his left lung. This is all very new to Justin and his family and although the appropriate treatment regimen is still being decided upon, doctors have ensured that it will be a long, tough year of chemotherapy.

While the prognosis for full recovery is positive, this cancer has completely flipped not only Justin’s life, but also his family’s lives upside down. At only 27 years old, Justin has been forced to put the things he’s passionate about on hold. He was planning on attending Optometry School this fall, but will have to postpone those dreams in order to fight off the cancer. His mother, who lives in Las Vegas was forced to leave her home, her job, and her other son, in order to come to Indiana and care for Justin. While there is no place she would rather be than by his side, the situation has put a giant burden on the family. Her intentions were to take Justin back to Las Vegas for treatment, but because the process has already been started here, doing so could delay his treatment up to 6 months – time that he simply does not have.

By the grace of God, Justin recently became insured. However, the medical care he is undergoing is still very expensive and his family is struggling to find ways to cover these bills. Justin also needs additional tests and procedures done that insurance refuses to cover. Unfortunately, life does not stop. His mother continues to have monthly bills and basic living expenses that have to be met. Although we have opened our doors to allow them a place to stay, our lease ends in July. At that time, they will have no place to call their own.

If you know Justin or his family at all, you know that they are strong, wonderful, hardworking people that would give the shirt off their backs for someone in need. As you can imagine, it is a humbling experience to ask for help. However, no one should have to sacrifice his or her health, or worry about getting by financially in a time like this. I know that there are many of you that feel the same way. So if you can, please show Justin and his family the support they need and deserve. Any funds that they receive will help remove the financial burden and allow them to focus on what is truly important. I know that they will be forever grateful for any generosity sent their way! Thank you for taking the time to read Justin’s story.
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To all our family and friends, below find an update from Justin. This has been a long stressful battle for Justin and continual support and prayers are needed to get him to remission. We will never give up the hope or fight to get to that point of remission. We love and appreciate each and every one of you.


Hello everyone, I wanted to give a quick update on everything since we are about to embark on another chapter in trying to kill this cancer. I have a PET scan on the 28th and this will give us precise information in regards to taking on the next step of Radiation. Radiation is set to start on the 5th on September and will last for 4 weeks. I will receive radiation Monday-Friday during this 4 week period. I will continue to receive Opdivo (immune therapy) twice a week in addition to receiving radiation. This is an attempt to reduce the tumor size and kill the cancer. I have been battling Lymphoma for over 27 months now and based on how I am feeling now, compared to previous months, I am very optimistic about the future Treatment plan and PET scan. Please continue to pray and support myself and my family during this upcoming battle. God Bless you all.
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Below please find in update written by Justin. Much love to all who have stayed with us and will continue to do so until we can finally say "He as Beaten this Monster".


**Update**
First, I want to apologize for the length since my last post. I was frustrated with continued bad news and wanted to wait until receiving some GOOD news. Today was that day ironically. Second, a quick catch up --> I have been receiving an immunotherapy (Opdivo) instead of chemotherapy. This drug boosts my immune system to attack the cancer, rather than using toxic chemicals to kill it, essentially. I have went through three cycles (two treatments per cycle) and I had a CT scan on Monday. I was told today that my mass has been shrinking with this most recent treatment!!! Specifically, my mass was measured at 2.1 x 7.3 cm in December and was most recently measured 1.2 x 6.3 cm! This brings great news and positivity that this new approach is working. I want to thank everyone that has continued to pray and support me through all of this. I could not have gotten to this point without the combined efforts of everyone! Please take this weekend to enjoy time with those close around you and realize the sacrifices that were and must be taken to receive and appreciate the GOOD. God Bless
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Wanted to share an update. Justin's cancer has returned much to our dismay. We had prayed the transplant would work, but God had other plans. We all are taking the news hard and are in desperate need of support, Justin more so than anyone. He met with his oncologist this morning and will begin a new treatment next Friday. Thank you to all who have followed his journey and we pray will continue. Please share his journey and offer support as this mountain he is climbing keeps getting taller. Any financial support will go a long way, as he will not be able to work once again. Much love to all. Will update as we find out more info.
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Below please find a message Justin has posted. As can be expected, he is extremely apprehensive regarding the outcome. Prayers are so needed to guide him thru what we pray will be an end to this long battle. We will update once we receive the results of the scan. Merry Christmas to all.



As many of you know, I underwent a stem cell transplant about a month ago. This transplant was a big step to try and eliminate the cancer. I have a PET scan scheduled for this Wednesday to find out if the transplant was successful. Please, I ask that everyone come together and pray that the transplant was a success. Thank you all for your continued support. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday and God Bless!
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Barb Bright Gerald
20 months ago

Continued prayers for you Justin, however I’m now praying very specifically for Wednesday’s PET scan to be clear of cancer. I’m also praying that the Lord calms your apprehension and makes you feel His love and strength as you go through this and any future scans.

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Barb Bright Gerald
23 months ago

Continuing to lift Justin to our Heavenly Father. He's also on prayer lists here in my town. Praying that Our Lord's will is that he be completely healed and restored!

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Created May 26, 2016
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Barb Gerald
11 months ago
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Patricia Moore
11 months ago
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I’ll continue to pray for you.

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Lisa Cleveland
16 months ago

Positive thoughts and prayers going out to all of you.

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Margo DeWaele
19 months ago
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Jeni Yergeau
19 months ago
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Ayla Lawrence
19 months ago

Sending lots of prayers your way! Keep fighting Justin! You are very brave and strong. You got this!

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Anonymous
19 months ago
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Barb Gerald
19 months ago

Continued prayers for Justin. I’ve never met him but my daughter adores him. I love his fight and determination and pray the Lord has work here on this earth for him to do yet.

Barb Bright Gerald
20 months ago

Continued prayers for you Justin, however I’m now praying very specifically for Wednesday’s PET scan to be clear of cancer. I’m also praying that the Lord calms your apprehension and makes you feel His love and strength as you go through this and any future scans.

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Barb Bright Gerald
23 months ago

Continuing to lift Justin to our Heavenly Father. He's also on prayer lists here in my town. Praying that Our Lord's will is that he be completely healed and restored!

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