Joseph's Cancer journey

Since November 2017 my son has been very sick with vomiting loss of appetite and headaches his name is Joseph Trujillo he is a 13-year old soon-to-be 14 on the 16th of March young man who is sweet kind-hearted generous and funny he enjoys playing on his hockey team, playing sports with the Rio Rancho Special Olympics as a partner and athlete. He has also dedicated the last three years to Lincoln Middle School to their robotics club. Joseph is a well involved young man. On Friday March 2nd his and our world got turned upside down. He went for a CT scan and it revealed that he had a mass on his 4th vertical of his brain. Six hours later he was getting transferred by ambulance to have emergency brain surgery. Sadly the results came back that he has a brain tumor that is cancerous and has spread to his spinal cord. Because of the degree and location of this cancer Joseph will have to have a special radiation only available in Houston Texas for up to three months. This is taking a toll on our family emotionally and financially. My husband is the sole income provider of our family. He does not qualify for FMLA at this time. He will have to take an unpaid leave of absence from work. We are a family of six, sadly I will be unable to be with my son in Houston. I will be staying here in New Mexico with our other children. It is not possible to relocate the whole family for the next three months at this time due to the varying disabilities of my other three children and their commitments to school. When my son returns back to New Mexico after radiation he will have another nine months of chemo and recovery time. For our family this is will be a very hard year emotionally and financially. I have added up what our loss of income for the course of my son’s radiation and chemo therapy. I am seeking to hopefully raise enough funds to help keep our family okay. Thank you everyone for taking time to read my story and donating anything you can every dollar helps. May god bless you.

Donations

  • James Maves 
    • $25 
    • 3 mos
  • Dolores Archibeque 
    • $25 
    • 5 mos
  • Desiree Cosby 
    • $50 
    • 5 mos
  • James Maves 
    • $25 
    • 14 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 17 mos
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Organizer

Angel Benavidez-Trujillo 
Organizer
Rio Rancho, NM
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