Jonathan's Cancer Diagnosis

I am making this GoFundMe for Jonathan but many of you know him as just Jon, or JonJon. I wish I didn't have to make this, I would much rather have him healthy and cancer free but unfortunately life throws you curve balls sometimes, and you are forced to endure pain, heartache and uncertainty. 

Jonathan is a father of 3 young children all under the age of 5 and he was just recently diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia ! He had begun not feeling well and getting out of breathe for no reason and also getting nose bleeds often for no reason so he went into the emergency department of Beth Israel where he had a piece of bone removed and received the devistating diagnosis that nobody, especially a father of  3 babies wants to hear, it's CANCER. 

He has already been in the hospital ( Hackensack UMC ) for almost a month and will remain there while given high doses of chemotherapy to help get him into remission God willing. 

He he has not been able to work for quite some time now and any and all savings have been depleted and at this point himself and his family are basically living on a prayer and taking it day by day, not only stress and constant worry over his condition but also the financial disaster that him being hospitalized and unable to work and provide for his children has caused.

Many people have expressed their love and support for him and that means so much !! Anyone facing cancer can use all the love they can get. 

When Jonathan is finally released from the hospital he has to travel an hour away 4 times a week to continue chemotherapy.

As with any illness that requires the head of the household to be out of commission, a family faces many many hardships financially  and emotionally. I would love for Jonathan to just be able to focus on getting well and beating his cancer, not making himself sick with worry about not having money for himself or his family, or having a working car to get him to the countless dr appointments he will have.

i wasn't going to make a GoFundMe pleading for help but we have made it as far as we are going to go on our own, and now we have to ask friends family and loved ones for any donation, no donation too small, to help Jon gain some clarity and and piece of mind while he fights for his life, literally. 

I under and not everyone is in a position to be able to donate, but please share this story with any and everyone you possibly can, maybe someone can find it in their heart to help a father who didn't deserve this cancer and has 3 babies who absolutely adore their father. We need Jonathan to be able to remain positive and not fall into the depression he is falling into over worrying about finances !!!

thank you so much everyone. Your donations will be going towards everyday self care during chemo treatments and also money for everyday needs that children have, and for things he needs that he just doesn't have the money for right now. Anyone with children in their house know how expensive everything can become.

Prayers welcome and needed. 
Thank you for reading !


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Jonathan Rivera 
East Orange, NJ
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