Jump in for JJ's Treatment!

That cute little boy in the picture above is 4 1/2 year old JJ. JJ had been complaining of a stomach ache. He was eating and acting normal, so his parents, Josh and Stacy, didn't think much of it. After a couple  days, he started crying out a lot and his abdomen felt tight. The next morning, Josh took him to Urgent Care. The doctor there did an x-ray and saw what he thought was free trapped air and a bowl obstruction. He thought there was a bowl perforation, and sent him by ambulance to CMC, where Stacy met them. The surgery team met with him and ordered a CT to confirm.
The CT scan did not show a perforation, but did reveal several masses on his kidney and liver. They did additional tests that showed the masses had metastasized to his lungs and LVC.

Josh and Stacy have a daughter, Issa, who is missing her big brother and one of her parents all the time.  Due to COVID restrictions, only one of JJ's parents can be with him, and Issa can't visit at all.  
JJ has already started chemotherapy and will be in the hospital until he gets some nutrition (he hasn't really eaten in almost a week as of today) and his pain is under control.  The doctors at Levine Children's Hospital are some of the best!
We need these funds to be allocated to several expenses:
*Most immediately, for gas to and from the hospital, parking, food, and for Issa's caregiver
*Josh and Stacy both work full time. Once PTO runs out (which happens far too quickly), they will go on unpaid leave.  They will need these funds to supplement their incomes so they can focus on keeping their boy healthy and safe.  
* Medical expenses.  Even with the best insurance, cancer treatment is very expensive.  
If you can't donate, please pray for this incredible family.

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Organizer and beneficiary

Tara O'Shields
Concord, NC
Stacy Funderburke

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