LET'S HELP HER FUNDRAISE SO SHE CAN KICK CANCER'S BUTT!
Here is Joselyn's story:
Starting late last year, 2016
I began with this thick cough and trouble breathing. I would go to urgent cares and schedule doctor's visits, whom would all tell me I had chest congestion/allergies/ or asthma. They would would administer antibiotics, allergy medicine, and inhalers but no one seemed too concerned and said I was too young for anything alarming. No X-rays or further analysis were suggested, and me trusting in their expertise I continued with my "asthma" and chest congestion care.
These health issues made me want to really establish a healthy life style and began training my self physically and completely changing my eating habits. My God had gave me beautiful health and a beautiful life for 22 years and I wanted to do everything in his Grace and take care of myself.
In the beginning of March, I started to lose my eyesight for a couple seconds in which I would have to shake my head and refocus to gain vision. I went to the optometrist and told her how I was worried for my sight as it happened over night and feared it might be something serious. I asked for a full checkup, however, she seemed unconcerned and said not to worry and that I just needed glasses. Again trusting in her, I began my search for glasses. Before I knew it my cough had worsened and I began throwing up. I decided to make a trip to the emergency room so that they might give me some quick alleviation. I explained everything and they quickly decided to give me a cat scan and chest x-rays after which they informed me I was not leaving the hospital anytime soon. On March 18, 2017 I was diagnosed with stage 4 T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma/ Acute Leukemia. I had a 7" inch wide tumor in my chest which was causing all the symptoms which led my previous doctors to believe I had chest congestion/allergies/ or needed glasses. By this time my cancer was in my chest, both lungs, and a kidney. I had water in my lungs and liquid around my heart in which I was rushed into surgery for it to be drained out. Being that this hospital was no cancer hospital they began me on steroids and sadly made me worse and gave me Tumor Lysis, releasing the cancer into my blood stream.
I was quickly transferred to CHI St. Luke's where they began to do everything to stabilize my organs and body to prevent further damage. I was quickly put on Dialysis to prevent my kidneys from completely shutting down and I had clot busting procedures to try and rid me of all the clots in my upper extremities. I remember seeing the team of doctors come in with their worried looks and delivering all their concerns. But as I laid there in pain I remember thinking of only one thing and dismissing all of their low percentage prognosis, My God. The Merciful and All Mighty God of mine, the only one in control. I dismissed their percentages, my inability to bear my own children, and the painful road that lied ahead of me.
Since day one, I focused my eyes on my God and I bowed my head before him and completely deliver
ed myself unto him. I would not be afraid and I would believe and would call upon Him and rest my faith in Him. I am currently going through my seventh chemo cycle which I receive every two weeks for one week. I am currently awaiting a Donor for a bone marrow transplant that will be done at the Methodist hospital because my bone marrow is just getting too tired. I have received various blood transfusions to help me get back on my feet in between my chemotherapies.
I am just ready to beat this battle, keep my eyes above the waves, because this is only making my self and my faith that much more stronger.
I have tried to focus on getting better and put the bills aside as much as I can. My funds have depleted as I no longer work and financial assistance only grants 2,000 a year and which excludes most of the expensive bills. My mother has quit her job to be by my side and aid to my every need. I just wanted to reach out because it hurts me to see the bills pile up in our kitchen every time I return home after Chemo treatment.
THANK YOU SO SO MUCH!!
- Irvin Ramos
- Kayla Dutton
- Cristian Razo
- Jannette Bravo
- Eric Ortiz
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