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Help Hugo Crosthwaite Beat Cancer

$34,535 of $35,000 goal

Raised by 299 people in 3 months
Created February 19, 2019
Fundraising Team
on behalf of Hugo Crosthwaite
Dear Friends,

Hugo Crosthwaite, an artist whom many of you have had the chance to meet during his exhibitions at the gallery, biennials and museum shows, is dealing with a serious medical situation that requires our immediate attention. 

In September, Hugo was diagnosed with Stage 3 testicular cancer at which time he underwent surgery and appeared to have a clean bill of health.  The week before last, he woke up with a swollen leg and was diagnosed with a DVT (large blood clot).  He is receiving care for that and may ultimately require surgical intervention.  Unfortunately, now they have also discovered that his cancer has spread to his lymph nodes and has entered his blood, kidneys and liver.  This week he began a very aggressive chemotherapy protocol and will require multiple rounds of chemo and radiation therapy.

His family and friends in Tijuana and San Diego who have been assisting with paying for his care are tapped out and he does not have insurance, but he is receiving care in Mexico where the cost is significantly lower.  With upcoming treatments, we anticipate his expenses to be in the mid $20,000s.  Our goal is to raise $25,000 so that he can continue his care.  Specifically, the funds will go to paying for multiple rounds of chemotherapy and radiation therapy, diagnostic procedures and continued monitoring of the cancer and DVT.
 
Not only is Hugo an incredibly talented artist, he is a very kind and wonderful human being who generously donates his time to the education of children in school programs, and is an advocate for those with less and those who aspire to have a better life.  He has witnessed their struggles and they are documented in his amazing drawings, paintings and murals.

How You Can Help:  We are asking for your support to assist Hugo and his family as they deal with this medical crisis.  Any financial donation would be appreciated and we thank you for taking the time to read this and consider participating in this cause.  And for those who are able, we thank you in advance for helping make his care possible.

Lastly, if you know of anyone else who would be interested in donating, please share.  Thank you so much.

Luis De Jesus
Director
Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
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Hugo has completed three rounds of chemotherapy. Each round consists of 3 six-eight hour sessions followed by a 21 day rest period. His latest CT scan showed that the tumors are not active any more and the he is heading towards remission. There is now no sign of cancer in his body. They are doing a 4th round today to really knock this out of his system. Then starts the radiation but so far the news has been good and he is tolerating the Chemo well enough to go for the final 4th round,
Here is what he posted on FB today at the start of his therapy:

"I started my 4th round of Chemo today. Here's to knocking cancer into complete REMISSION!! — feeling brave."
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Hugo started round 2 of chemo today. He's feeling motivated... "it will be three days of rolling with the punches." Thank you again for your support--Team Hugo!
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Great news! We've crossed our halfway mark toward our goal of $25,000. Please consider donating. Your donation will make the difference for Hugo in his fight with cancer. He can do it with our help. Thank you very much!
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$34,535 of $35,000 goal

Raised by 299 people in 3 months
Created February 19, 2019
Fundraising Team
on behalf of Hugo Crosthwaite
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