Jesse's Medical Fund

$3,165 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 50 people in 40 months
No Longer Accepting Donations
 Share on Facebook
Hi, my name's Matt. I want to tell you a little bit about my friend, Jesse Acosta.
I met Jesse back around 2008. I work with (and am friends with) his mom, and she said to me, "You should meet my son. He likes a lot of the same things you do, like comics, and stuff." Now, at the time I was in my mid-thirties, so I hadn't been on a play date with other kids my age in a while, but I didn't have many comics friends, so I thought, "What the heck."
That chance comment by a well-meaning mom has become an eight-year friendship. In that time we've gone to comic-cons large and small, we've spent all night drawing and meeting other artists and writers, and talking about our hopes and dreams together. Jesse met his wife Veronica and started a family.
And then the cancer hit. It hit, and it was like cancer always is; it was nasty, and brutal, and I saw all the pain and anguish this caused my friend, and his mom, and all of us who have come to know and love Jesse. But he's been fighting and fighting hard, and we're all pulling for him. But that fighting comes at a cost.
Jesse's family has massive medical expenses due to his ongoing treatments, and they just can't do it alone. If you can find it in your heart to help, I know that they would be eternally grateful.
You might not know Jesse personally, but I'm willing to bet all of us have someone in their lives that they can't believe that they were ever without. Jesse is one of those people to me. If you help him, you've got my eternal gratitude too.
Thanks.
+ Read More
It's with a heavy heart that I post this update to this fund. I was informed today that Jesse passed away last night. He was one of my best friends, a kind and decent fellow and a great father, husband, and artist.
Though Jesse's suffering has ended, we are keeping this fund going to aid his wife and son. They still need your support, and we thank you for all you've already done.
+ Read More
Hello everyone! Been a little while since our last update. But since then we've raised another $800 for Jesse's medical fund and that's incredible. It really warms my heart to see people care for him and his family so.
Jesse's mom dropped off the first part of our donations last week. Let's keep this train rolling; I'd love to see us get all the way to that 5k goal and beyond!
+ Read More
I just want to thank everyone for their incredible generosity over the last two days. We've already raised over 1100 for Jesse and that's incredible.
As some of you know, Jesse was just recently admitted to the hospital with pneumonia. To be battling that on top of cancer is more than anyone should have to endure. This is sure to place even greater financial burdens on the Acosta family, so please continue to share this campaign and do anything you can to help.
+ Read More
Read a Previous Update

$3,165 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 50 people in 40 months
No Longer Accepting Donations
 Share on Facebook
Created February 19, 2016
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
   Connect
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
$25
Arden Leonetti
28 months ago
$80
Anonymous
32 months ago
$160
Anonymous
34 months ago
$160
Mel Simmons
35 months ago
DJ
$100
Denise Jackman
35 months ago
LW
$25
Lauri Whitaker
35 months ago
CH
$25
Colleen Hickman
35 months ago
$25
Anonymous
36 months ago
JT
$100
Joe Taylor
36 months ago
$30
Anonymous
36 months ago
or
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.