Fox's fight against Fibrosarcoma

$8,430 of $125,000 goal

Raised by 85 people in 29 months
Fox Barrett is 15 years old and a native to St. George, Utah. He is a teen with big dreams for his future (running for U.S. Senate and eventually a Presidential Bid). He is the youngest of 3 kids, and by far the tallest. He loves anything that involves politics, furthering his education, Harry Potter and Doctor Who!


In December, Fox was bitten by a spider and his leg reacted violently to that bite! After 2 rounds of antibiotics the bite healed just fine, but the swelling in his leg just wouldn’t go down. On Wednesday, February 1st, Fox came home from school complaining that his leg was in so much pain, and even had a bit of a limp when he walked. After a visit to the doctor the decision was made to get an X-ray and Ultrasound to see why his leg was still so swollen. Friday morning came, and we took Fox in for an X-ray and Ultrasound. As soon as Fox and Dad got back to the work office, the hospital called telling us that we needed to get Fox into the Emergency room right away.

After an MRI, the results came back with a cancerous looking growth being found on his right leg, and the decision was made to have a biopsy and CT scan done to determine what kind of cancer it could be, or to see if it even was cancer. After much discussion between the doctors and our parents, an appointment was made for us up at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah for Tuesday, February 6th.

After a weekend up at Primary Children's, Fox was diagnosed with Fibrosarcoma, a rare form of Osteosarcoma. He has a tumor right below the knee on his right leg, and it has now spread to 5 spots on his lungs. As a result Fox is now looking at 40 weeks of chemo, roughly 6-10 months, as well as a few operations to remove the tumor from his leg and burn/remove the spots off of his lungs.

This diagnosis has presented a new obstacle financially for Fox’s family.

As a family, we make too much to receive Medicaid for Fox, and a health insurance plan would take 75% of Fox’s father’s monthly income. Apart from the growing medical expenses that keep piling up, Fox’s parents do not own a vehicle. For the past year and a half they have been sharing a car with their daughter, and sadly that vehicle can not handle the 600 mile drive up and back.

Please help us help Fox beat cancer! Your donations will help with the growing medical expenses and transportation expenses that his parents face. The estimated expenses for Fox’s 10 month treatment are $120,000. This is just for medical expenses, not including the gas money and car rentals that my parents have to make every other week to take Fox up for Chemotherapy.  

Fox and his family thank you in advance for your love, support and donations. God bless!

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$8,430 of $125,000 goal

Raised by 85 people in 29 months
Created March 16, 2017
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JV
$80
jordi verastegui
18 months ago
VS
$20
Val Stevens
20 months ago

Hang in there Fox! Praying for you to get well soon, achieve your dream of becoming President, and push for Medicare-for-All so everyone can have quality health care without worry about cost, and not go through the struggles you and your family have. Also, disclosing all the UFO files would be great, Fox, if Scully shows them to you after you get sworn into office! :)

JV
$200
jordi verastegui
20 months ago
JV
$50
jordi verastegui
21 months ago
$20
Anonymous
22 months ago
$20
Anonymous
22 months ago
DE
$30
Dalia Evans
22 months ago

Te queremos. ..Los Evans.

MV
$200
Miguel Angel y Sara Verastegui
23 months ago
$100
Anonymous
24 months ago
AF
$100
Ana M. F.
24 months ago

Fox, me recuerdas ésta canción...es para ti Cuando ella toca el piano, es diferente Es sencillamente como estar al lado del fuego Se pone muy nerviosa cuando le escucha gente Muy graciosamente siempre empieza a gesticular Y sale a la calle y saluda a todo el mundo Tiene un segundo para Roby, el perro más feo del mundo Y cuida a la gente como nadie A costa de sí misma a menudo Yo me parto con la justicia "Ya verás, ya verás" me dice "Si eres incapaz de dar de más" Yo vivo en una ciudad que está enferma Gracias a ella... Desde un rincón, observo Al maravilloso ser dejando sus huellas Hoy toca el rescate del pobre hombre del tiempo Se ha quedado en blanco Y ella sabe lo que es pasarlo mal Y tiene la línea ocupada Por toda la gente abandonada Y ella les dice que todo va a ir bien Y desde un rincón, observo Al maravilloso ser dejando sus huellas Vivo en una ciudad que está enferma Gracias a ella... Gracias a tí Fox...

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