Jonathan's Cancer Fund

$11,067 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 171 people in 36 months
On November 2, 2012 Jonathan, then a freshman in college, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. This is a type of cancer that affects the blood or bone marrow causing an abnormal increase of white blood cells.  On February 7, 2013, two and a half months into treatment things turned tragic for Jonathan when he developed an aggressive and deadly life threatening fungal infection called Mucormycosis, which required him to remain hospitalized at Roswell Park Cancer Institute for 7 1/2 months and was given a 1% chance at survival. This infection was also in his Cerebellum, right atrium of the heart and his lungs. Jonathan was taken to surgery and after 8 hours, we were told that the infection did not reach the orbit around the eye, allowing them to finish the surgery. Against all odds, he survived and after numberous surgeries and treatments, was able to get therapy and learn to walk again.

The last 3.5 years have continued to be a nightmare for his family, trying to keep up with his ongoing medical treatments out of town and the many complications that resulted from them, all while trying to function as a family. 

Jonathan is currently in ICU at Sloan-Kettering Hospital. Jon recently received a Bone Marrow Transplant. His transplant numbers were encouraging. Unfortunately, Jonathan has developed a lung Infection and is being intubated in ICU. They are not sure Jonathan is going to make it.

Jonathan's family has been by his side throughout his medical nightmare.

In addition to Jonathan's ongoing health crisis, his family is struggling financially and risk losing their home. 

Please open your hearts and donate generously to this cause. No young boy his age should go through this! Every dollar will help defer the rising medical costs, travel for treatment and home upgrades needed for Jonathan to move forward in a safe environment. Being by his side, his parents haven't been able to work throughout all this and can use your support to help cover their ongoing expenses.

Keep praying for Jonathan! 
Thank you all for your support.
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$11,067 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 171 people in 36 months
Created July 19, 2016
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$15
Anonymous
26 months ago
AB
$25
alex badluck
32 months ago

Jon was one of the nicest people I ever knew. He actually helped me start the business I run today. Deeply saddened by this and will forever miss his captivating personality.

$400
Anonymous
35 months ago
$20
Anonymous
35 months ago
BG
$36
Brad Gold
35 months ago
FS
$90
Felix Sythe
35 months ago

Rest in peace, Jon. -Felix1222100.

SC
$40
Sythe Community
35 months ago
RW
$36
Robyn Weed
35 months ago
KD
$50
Kathy Ellis and Hannah Donner
35 months ago
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