Dear GoFundMe community,
Let us start by telling you about an incredible young man and his beautiful family. Julian Warrick and his wife Alex got married in 2012 and welcomed their bright, funny and adorable daughter Audrey in 2015. As you can see in the pictures below, Julian is dedicated to being a wonderful husband and father. He is the hero in Audrey’s life.
In January 2018, this family’s life was turned upside down when Julian was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer with metastases to his lungs and his liver at only 33 years old. Despite his poor prognosis, Julian and his wife Alex have been determined to do everything they can to fight the cancer. Julian’s number one goal has been to stay healthy long enough for his 3 year old daughter to have fond memories of their time together.
Throughout 34 rounds of chemotherapy, surgery to create a colostomy and radiation to his lungs, Julian has never lost his sense of humor. Stoic and rarely complaining, he continued to work as a political strategist through his chemotherapy treatments to help support his family, and also exercised daily to maintain his strength. Unfortunately, despite over a year of multiple different treatment regimes and over $20,000 of drug costs being funded personally, his cancer has continued to grow.
Julian has a colorectal gene mutation (KRAS) that is notoriously challenging to treat with conventional chemotherapy. There are currently no life-saving treatments available for him in Canada. However, in July 2019, a new directed treatment opportunity will become available against Julian’s cancer mutation. This treatment is beginning as a Phase 1 clinical trial in Nashville, Tennessee. With your generous donation to Julian’s Cancer Fight Fund, you will support Julian’s imminent travel this summer to the United States to receive this innovative new chemotherapy. Please help to give hope to this family facing an impossible challenge. Julian is a fighter and is willing to undergo any treatment that may help him to get more time with his precious family.
The secondary goal of this GoFundMe page is to provide long-lasting support the Warrick family. Julian is no longer able to work and he does not have any life insurance as he was diagnosed shortly after a change in employment which led to a temporary lapse in coverage. We want Julian to have peace of mind that if his fight comes to an end, Alex and Audrey won’t struggle financially.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for supporting Julian and his family throughout this difficult journey.
Marcus and Gabby
Proud members of Julian’s Army.