Young Marines First Fight

My name is SSgt Allen, I am a recruiter with the United States Marine Corps. In July of 2017, I had the amazing pleasure of Recuitinf Joshua Caudell to follow his dream of becoming a United States Marine. Josh left for Marine Corps Recruit training in October of 2017, and Graduated on November 30th. He finally made it. But less than one month Later while home visiting family for Christmas, Josh went to the emergency room for what he thought was to be a Hernia. Turns out what was wrong was much much worse. Private Caudell has large B cell non-hodgkin lymphoma. He started aggressive chemotherapy today. He had a pet scan and bone marrow biopsy Wednesday and was told what his treatment would look like. He will do 5 days chemo and two weeks off with blood work 2 to 3 times a week. We are working with Tricare and the military to see if they will ok him to do his chemotherapy closer to home. He is stage 3 but has an 80 to 100% of full recovery, no cancer and will not require surgery or reconstruction of his heart. So that's awesome. He just has a long road ahead of him. While the Marine Corps is paying for all of Josh’s medical treatments, his family is paying out of pocket for Hotels and travel to Texas where Josh is being treated. I have started this campaign to assist his family with this costs. Any and all donations will go directly to the family.

Donations

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  • Michelle Guthrie 
    • $25 
    • 37 mos
  • Jim Stabler 
    • $25 
    • 38 mos
  • Valentine-Rohlman Family 
    • $20 
    • 39 mos
  • Jim Jason 
    • $500 
    • 39 mos
  • Deb Nicholson-Kelsey 
    • $25 
    • 39 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Darrin Allen 
Organizer
Wichita, KS
Holli Carter 
Beneficiary
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