Making Memories with Joshua

$29,369 of $70k goal

Raised by 274 people in 4 months
Jeremy Bastin  Cambridge, ON

 ***Important Fundraizing Update***

$1 matched for every $1 donated up to $25,000!!!!! This is valid from & above the point of $22000 raised so far and until the end of April to help reach our goal!!!

"Please show you care and also share"❤

We're an ordinary family facing a devastating reality. The heartbreaking truth, that one day soon, our son Joshua will no longer be with us.

Joshua has suffered his ten precious years of life, with Congenital Muscular Dystrophy, and our remaining time left with him is uncertain.

Muscular Dystrophy is a disease with no cure, causing muscle loss and eventually, heart or respiratory failure. Life expectancy is usually between the ages of 2 and 13 years old.

On a daily basis, Joshua requires doses of medication, nutrition through a permanent feeding tube and multiple lung treatments. He has needed 24 hour care his entire life, just to keep him breathing.

Joshua's never been able to speak, sit up or feed himself. He's never walked or been able to play like other children.But despite his limitations, he's a happy boy, full of wonder. He loves to see and experience new things. To hear laughter and music. But most of all, he loves to be held.

Recently we faced one of the most terrifying moments of our lives when Joshua almost died because of respiratory failure. We couldn't begin to imagine a day without him. It's a miracle he is with us today.

Joshua's condition continues to deteriorate, and every day, we're frightened by the possibility that it could be his last.
Uncertain of the amount of time we have left with him, our wish is to create as many wonderful memories with him as possible, while he is still with us.

We would like to show him as much of the world as we can, for as long as we have left with him. Memories we will cherish forever. That's why we are urgently seeking the support of caring people like you.

Unable to travel by airplane with his condition and the amount of medical equipment needed just to keep him breathing, we would like to be able to purchase a mobile home so we can travel with him.

We would also like to lend the mobile home, to other families wanting to travel with a sick child. A gift that will keep on giving, long after Joshua is gone.

But right now it's an impossible dream without compassionate people to help us.

We humbly ask you to consider helping us achieve this dream for Joshua, our family and many other families with sick children, by contributing to our Making Memories with Joshua Fund today. And by sharing our story with as many people as you can.

Please give our son the chance to spend his remaining time here with us, seeing the beauty our world has to offer, while being surrounded by the love of his family.

Our time left with Joshua is running out, and for that reason, the help we need is urgent.

Please help support us and share our story today.

Sincerely,
The Bastin Family

https://youtu.be/astalNhmeKU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdW5yBv4Ido

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Update 9
Posted by Jeremy Bastin
15 days ago
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Joshua had an issue with his feeding gj tube which has resulted in him getting aspiration pneumonia. Please pray for him to make it through this and help us reach our goal so we can leave asap WHEN he recovers! We are doing everything we can, but also we're scared to death. Thx
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Update 8
Posted by Jeremy Bastin
1 month ago
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We had the privilege of sharing our story with the Toronto!!!❤

Here is the link:

http://m.torontosun.com/2017/03/25/family-raising-money-to-take-md-kid-on-rv-adventure
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Update 7
Posted by Jeremy Bastin
1 month ago
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Come enjoy some music and drinks along with some fabulous silent auction prizes!
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Update 6
Posted by Jeremy Bastin
1 month ago
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WE HAVE SOME EXCITING NEWS!!!!! 

Someone has provided a dollar-for-dollar matching grant.  That means for every $1 donated by anyone from now until the end of April, they will donate $1 up to $25,000 which will go 100% towards the 'Making Memories with Joshua' fund. So your giving starting now goes twice as far, and the total would allow us to move forward with our dream!  Thank you to those who have supported us to date, and for those considering a gift. Know that every dollar helps!
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Rita Bonita
1 month ago

I hope you all have the best trip ever! I always wanted to go on a road trip across Canada too! Joshua, I hope you have a blast and check out Lake Louise for me ;) My prayers and well wishes are with you all.

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$29,369 of $70k goal

Raised by 274 people in 4 months
Created December 15, 2016
$625
Anonymous
7 hours ago
$75
Anonymous
1 day ago (Offline Donation)
$100
Anonymous
1 day ago
CD
$350
Chris Doyle
2 days ago

It was so inspiring to read about your beautiful family dream. Have a terrific adventure! Lots of love

TC
$25
Terry Crossing
4 days ago (Offline Donation)
5D
$235
50/50 Draw
4 days ago (Offline Donation)
$100
Anonymous
7 days ago (Offline Donation)
$20
Anonymous
8 days ago
ST
$200
Steve Takacs
11 days ago
JL
$100
Jerry Lawrence
15 days ago
Rita Bonita
1 month ago

I hope you all have the best trip ever! I always wanted to go on a road trip across Canada too! Joshua, I hope you have a blast and check out Lake Louise for me ;) My prayers and well wishes are with you all.

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