19 years old is the age when most teenagers are finishing their first year of college or maybe joining our nation's great military. Some may even be planning a great European adventure with friends or simply traveling cross country to see the coast. There is, however, a few that have a different challenge ahead. One of those individuals is John Holden.
John was suffering from pain in his left leg for a period of time but didn't think anything of it, even developing a limp along the way. He relented to the concerned voices of family and friends to go and have his leg looked at by a doctor. An x-ray revealed something no one expected.
75% of the ball of the femur that connects into the socket of the pelvis was eaten away by cancer cells. Upon discovery, John was rushed into surgery for rods and screws that would keep his femur from breaking and for a biopsy to validate the cause.
A month or so after the biopsy, John's worst fears were confirmed; Osteosarcoma.
John is not alone in this fight as his wife, Jeci, stands by his side. The plan was for John and Jeci to make due on Jeci's income but unfortunately she lost her job in the midst of this circumstance.
The plan for the Rock, Paper, John Beats Cancer Fund is to raise funds for John's medical expenses which include the surgery that has already been done plus future cancer treatments as well as living expenses as they fight this good fight.
Along with donations, any letters and cards of encouragement would be greatly appreciated and can be sent to:
John and Jeci Holden
7632 Pacific Hills Ave Unit 203
Las Vegas, NV 89128
- Alexandra Bontempo
- Nikki Matthews
Organizer and beneficiary
Las Vegas, NV