Jesús' Transplant Fund

$28,016 of $500,000 goal

Raised by 188 people in 40 months
My name is Alejandra and I am happily married with the love of my life Jesús Bendeck. He is 38 years old and has been diagnosed with stage IV cancer, but can be treated and saved. We live in Honduras and have two lovely girls, Sarah  (9 years old) and Natalia (6 years old), who are the pillars and main focus of our lives. Through life’s unpredictability, we find ourselves seeking the generous help of friends, family, and the broader world community to help save the life of my husband.

Three years ago, Jesús was wrongfully diagnosed with a skin condition that doctors thought was acute psoriasis. His skin showed numerous red spots that would dry up and cause severe itchiness. In many occasions, they would thin out to a point where they would crease and bleed.

With no improvement and no end in sight, we hopped from doctor to doctor, clinic to clinic, treatment to treatment. General internal medicine doctors and several specialists in dermatology tried regular and experimental treatments on him. The overall trial and error diagnosis took a toll on his body. Jesús’s overall health deteriorated even more.

The final doctor we saw in the fall of 2015 decided to suspend all treatments he was on for psoriasis. The goal here was to hit the reset button, give his body a break, and to run some skin biopsies. At that point, the real disease’s symptoms manifested themselves, i.e., more ruptured skin, tumor formation, and skin infection proliferation. All along, they had been treating the wrong illness. He had been suffering from skin cancer (Mycosis Fungoid cancer, lymphoma, stage IV, tumoral phase).

With the revelation of skin cancer in our midst, no medical insurance, and mounting medical bills, pressure was put on the family economically and emotionally. A decision had to be made to seek treatment in the United States as his condition could not be treated in Honduras.

In an act of desperation, we took flight to Houston December 28, 2015, leaving loved ones with our daughters. We ended up in the footsteps of the miracle workers at M.D. Anderson. For twenty-eight days, he underwent full body radiation treatments, thirty entire body skin scraping and cleansing procedures to fight, contain, and heal the severe skin infections that had developed.

For the last couple of weeks, he has been recovering nicely. However, to fully heal from this type of cancer, the only medical procedure that can save his life is a bone marrow transplant. Of course, this type of procedure requires it to be done in the United States and costs about half a million dollars ($500,000.00). Again, with no medical insurance and hoping for no further health complications, the challenge immediately ahead of us is to raise these funds so he can undergo surgery and overcome his sickness.

As I write this and share this chapter in our lives, we ask for your help to save my husband. Jesús is a wonderful husband and an even more wonderful dad. We want to close this chapter in our lives and continue life’s humble journey to see our girls grow up. We have strong faith that God is with us and will see us through this situation. Your prayers and donations, big or small, will fill our blessings to help save Jesús.

We thank you for your generosity, and may God bless you and your loved ones.

Alejandra Castellanos
+ Read More
Mira esta comunicación en video. https://youtu.be/UzxOss9pUK0
+ Read More
Mira esta comunicación en video.
+ Read More
Jesus, 1 year of battle.
December 27, 2015. Jesus first entered the emergency room at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston, Texas. With the only hope of saving his life, knowing the type of cancer he was facing, getting the right treatment and returning soon to Honduras.
Doctors determined their cancer, stage IV Mycosis Fungus lymphoma.
And it is from that moment on, that the most important battle of his life and all those who love him began.
The fungus mycosis lymphoma had its origin in the skin through tumors and plaques all over his body, he came to Houston in the most severe state of lymphomas, because of the 3 years that had passed believing it was psoriasis. Later the lymphoma passed to the throat, the intestine and the legs.
On December 31, 2015 the radiations began, 42 in total throughout his body.
In March 2016, he began his chemotherapy and biotherapy, testing different combinations of chemo such as: bentuximab, metrotexate, etoposide, looking for the correct one that could eliminate the lymphoma inside and out.
In the process of chemo, on April 4, one of the tumors pierced his intestine causing a peritonitis for which they had to operate immediately, cut the intestines and clean it inside. The doctors gave no hope of life because of his delicate situation they had to stop the chemotherapy giving the lymphoma an opportunity to continue advancing.
On June 2, 2016, by the will of God, Jesus is fully recovered from the surgery and doctors again decide to start with lymphoma treatments.
In August 2016, after an apparent improvement and decrease in lymphomas, Jesus was again taken to the hospital because the intestine had perforations and a complete obstruction.
The Doctor met us as a family and told us that there was nothing to do that there was no option to operate again, there was a very strong infection and that Jesus had about 15 days to live. The only way was to give him medication to avoid any pain.
After 15 days a medical study showed that miraculously was no longer a perforation, the intestine was normal again and Jesus was recovering again. By September 2016, everything was ready to start receiving his treatment again.
Today, almost a year after starting this arduous battle, Jesus continues to fight and is about to start a new battle, the application of chemo combined with radiations in face and arms, his unshakable spirit knows that this fight continues, and that he needs to be clean for the marrow transplant to be carried out and to achieve his complete sanity.

Around Jesus
Jesus knows that he is not alone, he has been surrounded by angels at all times. There is a family that loves him, parents who have decided to let go of themselves giving everything for their son with all the sacrifice that implies; brothers, uncles, cousins, dear friends and especially a wife who accompanies him day by day and who decided to fight shoulder to shoulder carrying out a total resignation (to her family, her work, friends and for a long time even to her own daughters). Today Jesus is fortunate to be accompanied by his mother, his wife and his greatest treasure: his daughters, aged 9 and 6, who had to move to Houston.
What makes it difficult?
Leaving out on one hand the fundamental thing of seeing the suffering and the physical and emotional wear and tear that this whole process entails, there is something that makes the difficult thing more difficult: Not having Hospital Medical Insurance, since between treatments, emergencies, hospitalizations, Medications, etc. an amount of $ 1.3 Million Dollars is owed to the MD Anderson Hospital.
Today we NEED HELP to be able to continue with all that Jesus needs medically to heal and to honor the debt that he has with the Hospital.
The presence of God in this test
God is our pillar, our support, our source of energy, our trust, and we pray to Him every day for the life of Jesus.
We ask for this storm to pass soon, to accommodate the sails and let the wind blow in favor to take Jesus to safe harbor where his family and friends are waiting with immense love to see him lead a normal life, with a new opportunity given by Him. Where that great human being, father, husband and son who he was already, can have an improved version of himself, simply because God is now the center of his heart.
We thank God for his love and mercy to this family, and we know that he has control of everything and our lives and the life of Jesus is already a testimony of the love of God.
+ Read More
Jesus, 1 año de batalla:
27 de diciembre 2015. Jesus ingreso por primera vez a emergencias del Hospital MD Anderson en Houston, Texas. Con la única esperanza de poder salvar su vida, conocer el tipo de cáncer que estaba enfrentándose, lograr el tratamiento correcto y regresar pronto a Honduras.
Los doctores determinaron su cáncer, Linfoma MIcosys Fungoide en estadio IV.
Y es desde ese momento donde comienza la batalla más importante de la vida de Jesus y de todos los que lo amamos.
El linfoma micosis Fungoide tuvo su origen en la piel a través de tumores y placas en todo su cuerpo, llegó a Houston en el estado más severo de los linfomas, a causa del tiempo que pasó, ya que fueron 3 años creyéndose que tenía psoriasis. Posteriormente el linfoma pasó a la garganta, al intestino y las piernas.
El 31 de Diciembre 2015 iniciaron las radiaciones, realizándole 42 en total, en todo su cuerpo.
En marzo 2016, inició su quimioterapia y bioterapia, probando diferentes combinaciones de quimios como: bentuximab, metrotexate, etoposide, buscando la correcta que pudiera eliminar el linfoma por dentro y por fuera.
En el proceso de las quimios, el 4 de abril, uno de los tumores perforó el intestino de Jesús provocándole una peritonitis por la cual tuvieron que operarlo de emergencia, cortar su intestino y limpiarlo por dentro. Los médicos no dieron esperanzas de vida ya que por su situación debían suspenderle la quimioterapia dándole oportunidad al linfoma de seguir avanzando.
El 2 de Junio 2016, por la voluntad de Dios, Jesus está completamente recuperado de la cirugía y los médicos deciden nuevamente comenzar con tratamientos contra el linfoma.
En Agosto 2016, después de una aparente mejoría y disminución de los linfomas, nuevamente Jesus es llevado de emergencia al Hospital ya que el intestino presentaba perforaciones y una completa obstrucción.
EL Doctor nos reunió como familia y nos dijo que ya no había nada que hacer que no era opción operar de nuevo, había una infección muy fuerte y que a Jesús le quedaban aproximadamente 15 días de vida. El único camino era suministrarle medicamentos para evitarle el menor dolor posible.
Al pasar los 15 días se evidenció a través de un estudio que milagrosamente ya no había perforación, el intestino volvía a estar normal y Jesus volvía a recuperarse. En septiembre 2016, todo estaba listo para comenzar a recibir su tratamiento nuevamente.
Hoy a casi un año de iniciar esta ardua batalla, Jesús sigue luchando y está por empezar una nueva batalla, la aplicación de una quimio combinada con radiaciones en cara y brazos, su espíritu inquebrantable sabe que esta lucha continúa, y que necesita estar limpio para que se realice el trasplante de Medula y lograr su sanidad completa.
Alrededor de Jesus:
Jesús sabe que no está solo, ha estado rodeado de Ángeles en todo momento. Está una familia que lo ama, padres que han decidido desprenderse de ellos mismos dando todo por su hijo con todo el sacrificio que esto implica, hermanos, tíos, primos, amigos entrañables y sobre todo una Esposa que lo acompaña día a día y que decidió luchar hombro con hombro llevando a cabo una total renuncia ( a su familia, su trabajo, amigos y por un largo rato incluso a sus propias Hijas). Actualmente Jesús cuenta con la fortuna de encontrarse acompañado por su mamá, su esposa y de su más grande tesoro: sus hijas de 9 y 6 años quienes debieron mudarse a Houston.
Que Hace más difícil lo difícil?
Dejando por un lado lo primordial que es el ver el sufrimiento y el desgaste físico y emocional que todo este proceso conlleva, hay algo que efectivamente hace más difícil lo difícil: El No tener Seguro Médico Hospitalario, ya que entre tratamientos, emergencias, hospitalizaciones, medicamentos, etc se le debe al Hospital MD Anderson aproximadamente $1.3 Millones de Dólares.
hoy por hoy NECESITAMOS AYUDA para poder seguir adelante con todo lo que Jesus necesita medicamente para sanarse y poder honrar la deuda que se tiene con el Hospital.
La presencia de Dios en esta prueba
Dios es nuestro pilar, nuestro soporte, nuestra fuente de energía, nuestra confianza, y Rogamos a El cada día por la vida de Jesus.
Le pedimos por que pase pronto esta tormenta, que acomode las velas y el viento sople a favor para llevar a Jesús a puerto seguro donde su familia y amigos lo esperan con inmenso amor para verlo llevar una vida normal, con una nueva oportunidad dada por EL, en donde ese gran ser humano, padre, esposo, hijo que ya era, está teniendo una versión mejorada de el mismo. Simplemente y sencillamente porque Dios es ahora el centro de su corazón.
Le agradecemos a Dios su amor y misericordia a esta familia, y sabemos que el tiene el control de todo y de nuestras vidas y la vida de Jesus es ya un testimonio del amor de Dios.
Thanks for all yout help. Whit that 1st help that you give to us, we can made do one payment to MD Anderson
+ Read More
Read a Previous Update
Gustavo Urrutia
40 months ago
4
4

Hi alejandra y Jeśus Les contare una breve historia. Un socio mio norteamericano aparecio con cancer de próstata y le esba avanzando muy rapido. Yo tengo artritis reumatoide aguda desde hace 30 años y siempre estoy buscando algo al respecto para contrarrestar mi problema. Sucede que buscando algo para mi encontre un lubro que se llama la cura en un minuto, leí algo o mas bien lo que me dejo leer el internet ya que no podia leerlo todo, para eso tendia que comprarlo en linea y lo hice. Comence a leerlo y no lo pense dos veces para enviarle por correo electronico una copia a mi socio en USA el lo lello y comenso con el tratamiento y también yo par mi artritis. Mi socio tenia que hacerse una operacion de mas de cien mil dolares y por mientras le llegaba el dia de la opercion quirurgica el tomaba el medicamento natural del libro y para cuando el hospital le llamo que esban lisotos para su intervención quirurgica al hacerse los examenes para operar salio con casi nada de cancer. Entoces ellos lo medicos le hicieron una biopsia y el tamaño del problemas era ya casi cero, pues el no se opero el PSA le seguia alto pero el siguió con el tratamiento y se curo totalmente como en el transcurso de un año. El medicamento si se le puede llamar asi , es Peroxido de Hidrogeno grado alimenticio al 35% Yo pedi varios galones y lo e regalado a algunos amigo pero todavía mentengo en me refrigerador, algo y con gusto le obsequio para varios meses de tratamiento, pero primero preferiria enviarle el Libro La Cura En Un Monuto a su correo Saludos

+ Read More
AT
angelina tinajero
31 months ago
AT
angelina tinajero
31 months ago
Jessica Jaar
39 months ago

Hello, please watch this video, the interview that starts at the 2nd hour, it will be available for a short time but it will very helpful https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZUYqSjhMiw

+ Read More
Jessica Jaar
39 months ago

Hello Alejandra, there is a very interesting treatment that is not invasive, you can watch a video about it on this link: https://www.ted.com/talks/william_li?language=es May God heal your husband.

+ Read More

$28,016 of $500,000 goal

Raised by 188 people in 40 months
Created March 12, 2016
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
   Connect
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
$100
Ana Brizuela
2 months ago
AD
$100
Arturo Diaz
6 months ago
$100
Anonymous
16 months ago
KJ
$50
Katherine Johnson
19 months ago
JM
$250
Juan Martinez
26 months ago
SW
$100
Sandy Worrel
28 months ago
SB
$200
sonia bugeac
29 months ago
AO
$100
Amy Ordonez
29 months ago

Que Dios guarde en la palma de su mano su vida y la restaure. Soy prima de Erick

JZ
$200
Juan Zacarias
29 months ago
$100
Anonymous
30 months ago
Gustavo Urrutia
40 months ago
4
4

Hi alejandra y Jeśus Les contare una breve historia. Un socio mio norteamericano aparecio con cancer de próstata y le esba avanzando muy rapido. Yo tengo artritis reumatoide aguda desde hace 30 años y siempre estoy buscando algo al respecto para contrarrestar mi problema. Sucede que buscando algo para mi encontre un lubro que se llama la cura en un minuto, leí algo o mas bien lo que me dejo leer el internet ya que no podia leerlo todo, para eso tendia que comprarlo en linea y lo hice. Comence a leerlo y no lo pense dos veces para enviarle por correo electronico una copia a mi socio en USA el lo lello y comenso con el tratamiento y también yo par mi artritis. Mi socio tenia que hacerse una operacion de mas de cien mil dolares y por mientras le llegaba el dia de la opercion quirurgica el tomaba el medicamento natural del libro y para cuando el hospital le llamo que esban lisotos para su intervención quirurgica al hacerse los examenes para operar salio con casi nada de cancer. Entoces ellos lo medicos le hicieron una biopsia y el tamaño del problemas era ya casi cero, pues el no se opero el PSA le seguia alto pero el siguió con el tratamiento y se curo totalmente como en el transcurso de un año. El medicamento si se le puede llamar asi , es Peroxido de Hidrogeno grado alimenticio al 35% Yo pedi varios galones y lo e regalado a algunos amigo pero todavía mentengo en me refrigerador, algo y con gusto le obsequio para varios meses de tratamiento, pero primero preferiria enviarle el Libro La Cura En Un Monuto a su correo Saludos

+ Read More
AT
angelina tinajero
31 months ago
AT
angelina tinajero
31 months ago
Jessica Jaar
39 months ago

Hello, please watch this video, the interview that starts at the 2nd hour, it will be available for a short time but it will very helpful https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZUYqSjhMiw

+ Read More
Jessica Jaar
39 months ago

Hello Alejandra, there is a very interesting treatment that is not invasive, you can watch a video about it on this link: https://www.ted.com/talks/william_li?language=es May God heal your husband.

+ Read More
or
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.