Saving Yoni

$103,391 of $105,000 goal

Raised by 1,325 people in 43 months
Gabrielle Rathz
on behalf of Yoni Dassa
 BOSTON, MA
Yoni is our older brother and biggest inspiration, and he was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon Cancer a few days ago.  Yoni has had symptoms for about a year, but the doctors refused to perform a colonoscopy because Yoni was so young and healthy. The doctors finally agreed to do the procedure on Monday, and found a large tumor in his colon. Yoni is 29 years old, and his doctor told him that he has a 20% chance of living out the next 5 years. 

Yoni is the most amazing person we know. He has a kind a loving heart. When he was younger, he decided that he wanted to become a dentist so that he could help people who otherwise could not afford treatment. He worked his way through school, and graduated from dental school a little over a year ago. He has already changed dozens of people's lives for the better. 

Yoni makes everyone around him smile with his sense of humor and positive attitude. He does everything he can to help other people. The world is a better place with Yoni in it. 
 
Yoni has insurance, but his insurance does not cover all of the costs of treatment. He is drowning in student debt, and struggles to pay off his normal expenses as is. Even though he really needs your help, he would never ask for it because Yoni has always put other people's needs before his own. 

Please help our family. We are so scared, and do not want the cost of treatment to be the reason the world loses an amazing human being. We could never forgive ourselves if we didn't at least try to help him. 

Any amount you can give helps. Your contribution will forever be remembered, and we will forever be grateful. 

We will use the funds to make sure Yoni gets the best treatment possible. It will help us pay for his copayments, deductible, and medications. Yoni needs to get his first surgery within the week, and then needs chemotherapy followed by more surgery. He has a long road ahead of him, but with your help, we know he can win this battle.


((Update #1))
1/16/2016
Dearest Friends,

Thank you so much for your continued support. We cannot express to you how much this means to Yoni, and to our entire family. Your love has brought us so much hope, and has brightened up this otherwise dark time.

An update:
Yoni had consultations at separate hospitals today to discuss his treatment options. Yoni is a fighter, and his treatment is going to be very aggressive.

We will keep you updated on his progress as information comes out.

Lets keep the momentum going so that Yoni can make the best medical choices during every step of his grueling journey! Please keep him in your prayers, and send positivity his way!

PS. This page was made by one of the many people who loves Yoni. It sums Yoni up really well:  http://imgur.com/a/ql8Et
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Leo Dassa
43 months ago
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Thank you all so much for your support! Yoni would never ask for anything and being able to show him how many people support and love him, is what truly brings him happiness. Gabby and I thank you all so much. #yonistrong #savingyoni

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43 months ago
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Yoni was one of my eighth grade English students. He made me smile everyday. Yoni, if you can survive learning Shakespeare, you can beat this! My husband, Alan, and I send you our prayers. Nadine LeVine Jacobs

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Adrian Gonzalez
43 months ago
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It is sad that due to Doctors poor judgment, your brother has to suffer with an illness that could have well been prevented. I would personally seek legal consultation, a doctor is not supposed to guess they are supposed to diagnose and treat medical issues. This is all to common now a days to be misdiagnosed. Sorry for the bad news, research all cures possible natural included, what do you got to loose? great luck and prayers to you and your family in this time of need.

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Kel Priest
43 months ago
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I'm sorry I am unable to give anything, but I am praying for him, your family and everyone involved in his medical care.

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Sara Rothstein
43 months ago
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Refuha sheleima!!! You will beat this!!!!

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Michelle Marie
43 months ago
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Prayers to you and your family. How were you able to network so well ? in two days you've almost met your goals. I'm sorry i can't donate but wish you love and luck. God bless

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Akmal' Gabdulkhakov
43 months ago
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god bless you bro . people please if you can share my story i will so happy for you help. :(

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Leo Dassa
43 months ago
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Thank you all so much for your support! Yoni would never ask for anything and being able to show him how many people support and love him, is what truly brings him happiness. Gabby and I thank you all so much. #yonistrong #savingyoni

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43 months ago
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Yoni was one of my eighth grade English students. He made me smile everyday. Yoni, if you can survive learning Shakespeare, you can beat this! My husband, Alan, and I send you our prayers. Nadine LeVine Jacobs

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Adrian Gonzalez
43 months ago
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It is sad that due to Doctors poor judgment, your brother has to suffer with an illness that could have well been prevented. I would personally seek legal consultation, a doctor is not supposed to guess they are supposed to diagnose and treat medical issues. This is all to common now a days to be misdiagnosed. Sorry for the bad news, research all cures possible natural included, what do you got to loose? great luck and prayers to you and your family in this time of need.

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Kel Priest
43 months ago
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I'm sorry I am unable to give anything, but I am praying for him, your family and everyone involved in his medical care.

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Sara Rothstein
43 months ago
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Refuha sheleima!!! You will beat this!!!!

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Michelle Marie
43 months ago
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Prayers to you and your family. How were you able to network so well ? in two days you've almost met your goals. I'm sorry i can't donate but wish you love and luck. God bless

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Akmal' Gabdulkhakov
43 months ago
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god bless you bro . people please if you can share my story i will so happy for you help. :(

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