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Josh & Olivia Barnello

$6,735 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 124 people in 8 months
This is Josh and his 2 year old  daughter Olivia.
 
In November 2016 Josh was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. He had a partial coletomy in January where they removed a tumor and part of his colon. From the beginning, doctors knew that his case was not like any other. Josh started his first round of chemo in February 2017. After that first round, scans showed spots his liver and adrenal glands. His second round of chemo started in June 2017. The scans after this round of chemo revealed he has the Braf mutation, a very rare mutation that less than 6% of people with cancer have. Cancer has spead to colon, (after being cut out), liver, adrenal glans, bone, back, and lungs. Josh ended up back in the hospital due to pain, and not being able to eat. Upon admission it was discovered that the cancer had went into the pancreas in the form of yet another tumor. He has not been able to eat in over a month, and has not been able to work for a little longer. This type of cancer does not respond to conventinal chemo. With this mutation it spreads aggresively and, cuts his survival chances drastically. This cancer follows no normal paths and has no experimental drugs in which to treat Joshua with. The doctors said his time is very short. It is so unfair that Olivia will never experience what a wonderful dad she had. The way he was with her was such a joy to watch. Just last week she crawled up into his hospital bed and said "Daddy, you are my best friend!"  
Today we are asking you to give to this wonder man and his beautiful daughter. There will be a lifetime of events that he will be unable to experience. His family will be there, standing in his place. Please help us make a difference in the remaining days Josh has left, and the lifetime that Olivia will spend without her father.
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It's been almost 3 months since our family lost Josh. Everyday is tough, but we are so blessed to have part of him in Olivia. We are so grateful for all the donations. I am sharing again because that little girl needs to have the brightest future we can provide, with your help. These funds are going directly into an account for Olivia to access when she turns 21. She will be able to pay for college, put a down payment on a house, buy a car... no matter what, Josh would be so happy!
Our little sunshine!
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Josh went to heaven on November 9th. He was surrounded by his loving family. It has been such a hard journey for them. At this time we are now focusing on healing and providing for his beautiful daughter Olivia May Barnello. She is such a smart and sassy little girl who was loved beyond measure by her dad. Knowing how much it costs to raise a child we are raising the goal to 10,000. Please consider giving today. Thank you.
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MM
$25
Matthew Masrouri
7 months ago
GL
$50
Gina & Kevin Leahy
8 months ago
$50
Anonymous
8 months ago
BB
$50
Bill & Barb Balduzzi
8 months ago
NB
$25
Nick Balduzzi
8 months ago
$100
Amy Godfrey
8 months ago
JD
$20
James Davies
8 months ago
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