Angel De Jesus D.I.P.G Cancer

$8,700 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 170 people in 34 months

 What would you do if your child was given a diagnosis of terminal cancer, with a prognosis of only a handful of months to live?

What would you be willing to sacrifice if you could buy more time, even if it was just for a few days or a few months? What is the value of a few more memories with our son?

These are questions that we all hope will remain in our lives and in the lives of our loved ones. But, have become all too real for us as parents. Sandra & Jose who received the news on February  29, 2016 that their five year old son Angel De Jesus has diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). This type of cancer is only found in children, and starts in the pons area of the brainstem, which controls vital functions such as breathing and heart rate.

Most children do not live more than nine months after being diagnosed. 99% of all children diagnosed with this disease do not survive more than five years. Current treatments can slow the progression of the disease, but there is no cure, and there is no expected survivorship.

While we never give up hope for a miracle, we should not forget the miracle that we all have the power to create. We can band together to fill whatever time Angel De Jesus may have left in this life with a tremendous outpouring of love for him and for his family.  It's sad to think of all the experiences he will not have: graduating from school, getting married. But we can give him a powerful experience of seeing the best this world has to offer:  kind-hearted, compassionate people reaching out and lifting each other's burdens. 

Sandra and Jose need your help. Treatments will be expensive. And even then, they don't have the ability to make these investments in the hope that they will save Angel De Jesus's life, baring a very tangible miracle. They are buying time.

The funds from this campaign will be used to help cover the expense of medical bills, travel, food, missed work, and the many other costs that Sandra and Jose are going to accrue. If we are able to raise enough funds, the funds will also be used to allow Jose to take more time off from work to be with Angel De Jesus and to be a support to Sandra.

The need is immediate:The need is ongoing, for as long as Angel De Jesus may have left. The need may linger even past that time.

Please, help us however you can. Even small donations will make a difference. Even just sharing this information with your contacts can make a difference. You can help us make all the difference in the world for Angel De Jesus at this time. Our meaning in life is found in moments like this. Our gratitude for your willingness to help is inexpressable.

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Janet Heineman Sutter
32 months ago

He's a beautiful child. Praying for this family. Does he have a page as well? Do you have insurance that covers his meds?

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Sophia Rambazis Nabi
34 months ago

Prayers going up with love! God Bless you and yours

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Sammy Mos Hawk
34 months ago

I wish i hqd money to give u and how do i get to donate money when i do have it

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$8,700 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 170 people in 34 months
Created August 15, 2016
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30 months ago
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Suzi Morris
32 months ago
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$75
Kyle Bendler
32 months ago
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$30
Maria Gutierrez
32 months ago
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$100
Sheila Sullivan
32 months ago
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$20
Laura Martin
32 months ago
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Amber Caserta
32 months ago
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Cassidy Smagala
32 months ago

I will continue to pray for him and have faith miracles happen. God bless❤

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Melissa Horsley
32 months ago
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Victor Garcia
32 months ago
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Stay strong god makes miracles happen and have a lot of faith

Janet Heineman Sutter
32 months ago

He's a beautiful child. Praying for this family. Does he have a page as well? Do you have insurance that covers his meds?

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Sophia Rambazis Nabi
34 months ago

Prayers going up with love! God Bless you and yours

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Sammy Mos Hawk
34 months ago

I wish i hqd money to give u and how do i get to donate money when i do have it

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