Stage 4 Metastatic Lung Cancer Treatment Fund

Hello and thank you for taking the time to read this. My name is Joshua Taylor. I'm dying of Lung Cancer and need your help. I have no money for treatment and have exhausted all available approved treatment options. This means trying different therapy options that insurance won't cover. I don't want to die because I can't afford to pay for treatment. This Is why I need you help today. Please donate now. I'm in tears as I write this as Im truly saddened and heartbroken that I must resort to begging strangers for money so that I may hopefully live . I was a average guy with a average life . That is till a little over a year ago, when tragedy struck. I had this severe pain in my back . Being stubborn I put off checking it out till the pain became unbearable. I went to the emergency room. After countless tests, scans etc. They delivered the bomb shell news.  I had a mass  in my right lung the size of a soft ball.  Further tests confirmed I had advanced Stage 3b lung cancer at 38 years old.  I am still shocked, devastated, and dazed at the diagnosis to this day. I never thought in a million years it would be me to get Cancer and at such a young age at that!  This is why  I need your love, help, support, and assistance in this tragic time in my life.  For over a year now I have been undergoing and enduring  various harsh  medical treatments.   Despite this my cancer  has progressed to Stage 4 Metastatic phase.  When cancer becomes metastatic , it spreads to other areas of the body. This complicates treatment and decreases the chances of survival ten fold.  All of the medical  procedures have rendered me unable to work , make money, and live a normal life. This disease has taken its toll both physically and mentally. I have had so many radiation treatments I have lost count. I can no longer receive radiation therapy to treat my cancer as I have hit the limit a human body can take. I can personally tell you that radiation does work, but it also destroys your body from the inside out. My oncologist has tried every chemotherapy drug regimen on the market. Sadly this has failed to stop the cancer from growing and spreading rapidly throughout my body. The side effects from the chemo are brutal to say the least. In my opinion chemo can be as bad or worse than cancer itself. Chemo is basically a heavy metal based therapy regimen that destroys cells healthy and cancer alike. The past year has been one of the toughest of my life. My body is starting to show the physical effects of so much toxic chemo and radiation. I have lost over 50 pounds and struggle to maintain weight. Everyday is a eternal battle with nausea, vomiting, constipation, extreme pain, anxiety, and countless other symptoms. I am prescribed a whole plethora of pills for this or that, but truth be told they really don't work well. Thru this entire ordeal my fighting spirit has not wavered or yielded. I will fight to my dying breath! I am currently receiving Immunotherapy. But it's overall success rate is only 5%.  However if Immunotherapy is coupled with another available treatment option, success rates increase dramatically. To this point my insurance has covered most of my medical expenses but they will not cover this last treatment option available to me. To date insurance has spent more than a million dollars on cancer treatments for me , but refuse to cover the last option available to me. My time on this planet is coming to a end sooner than later from what my doctors have told me without this treatment.  This treatment costs $50.00 dollars per dose per day. The total cost of this treatment is about $4500.00. The treatment cost will cover a three month supply of medication. This is what has been recommended to treat my cancer. Hopefully Immunotherapy coupled with this new treatment regiment will cure my cancer I'm hoping to pay for it with this GoFundMe campaign . Will You Help Save a life today ? I desperately need this treatment to have any hope of living . However I can't afford it. This is why I desperately need your assistance. Please help , donate if you can and share my story. Or if you can't donate please help share my story and this post. If everyone I know helps out just a little bit I know we can make this goal and get me started on this life saving treatment as soon as possible! Its very sad to say this but the truth is with out your support i will more than likely die .  Thanks for taking the time to read this , stay safe my friends and take care .  Josh xoxoxoxoxox

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    • $50 
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    • $100 
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    • $20 
    • 10 mos
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    • $50 
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Josh Taylor 
Organizer
Fort Pierce, FL
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