WHO IS THIS FOR?
This GoFundMe site was created to help support Josh Colow in his battle with Stage 4 Lung Cancer. Josh is a man with a good heart, father of a teenage son and an incredibly talented guitar player who has given joy to many with his music.
WHAT’S BEEN GOING ON?
It’s now been 6 months since Josh received the sudden and devastating diagnosis of Stage 4 Lung Cancer with metastasis to his bones and brain.
Since then he has weathered 4 rounds of immunotherapy, 5 rounds of chemotherapy and radiation treatment for his brain tumor and is still standing! The good news is that after many ups and downs Josh seems to be beating the odds, responding to the care given by his terrific team of doctors here in the Hudson Valley, and has even begun to get out and about a bit when he can in between treatments… but he is still not out of the woods.
TO ALL THE WONDERFUL FRIENDS :)
Throughout it all Josh has maintained a positive attitude due in no small part to the fabulous support of his family, friends and community who have helped with everything from rides to treatments to nutritious home cooked meals. The emotional support received has been overwhelming and critical to Josh’s maintaining his positive attitude, but also important has been the help from those friends who have contributed along the way to reduce the added financial stress of his diagnosis. JOSH IS FOREVER GRATEFUL TO YOU ALL!!!
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Imagine the stress of having no income for over half a year, your savings dwindled to nothing, all the while trying to face the emotional and physical challenges of battling late stage cancer. You CAN make a difference. Because Josh has not been able to work for over 6 months we are asking for contributions of ANY size to help him meet his living expenses and those medical and support service expenses not covered by insurance while he works towards his recovery.
WHAT ELSE CAN YOU DO?? EXPAND THE CIRCLE OF SUPPORT!!
Josh has not wanted to broadcast his situation to the world at large in the past, but due to the long stretch of not being able to work (6 MONTHS!) and growing bills we are now asking that you SHARE THIS GOFUNDME with your friends on social media. We may not all be able to come up with the cure for cancer, but we can help create a support system that helps in his fight.
Again, Josh will warmly appreciate ANY size contribution.
THANK YOU!! XO
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