2018 Josh fight against cancer

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Raised by 211 people in 35 months
Our 10 year old son Joshua Bedoya was recently diagnosed with stage 3 Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC), a type of liver cancer. We found out by way of a peanut allergy in which his epipen was administered. Shortly thereafter, Joshua started to have stomach and shoulder pain. We took him to the ER and were told it was the inflammation from the epipen. During this time, Josh was also wheezing so they took an Xray of his chest and gave him a breathing treatment for his asthma and a five day course of steroids and sent us home. A few days had passed and he was still having pain so I took him to see his primary doctor. His doctor said, there's nothing to suggest why he's having pain that maybe once Joshua completes his steroid regimen, the pain will subside. Two days after that visit, the pain did not subside so I took him back to see a different doctor in the same office as Josh's primary doctor had just gone on vacation. That doctor quickly ruled out that Joshua is still experiencing the after affects of the epipen and sent us home. A day or two later, Joshua was in excruciating pain this time so we rushed him to the ER again. We explained to the ER doctor everything that had happened and he immediately knew the pain was not from the side affects of the epipen. By this time we broke down with relief that finally, someone was going to find out what was wrong with our son.
The ER doctor ordered a CT scan and soon after, he delivered the devastating news that the test showed golf size tumors and bleeding in his liver hence the excruciating pain in his right side which also caused deferred pain to his right shoulder.
Joshua was quickly referred to the Oncology unit at Cottage Hospital. There, they performed a liver biopsy to make the Hepatocellular Carcinoma diagnosis. We were then referred to Standard as Joshua may potentially need a liver transplant if after chemotherapy, and surgery is not feasible.
As Stanford is three hours away from where we live, donations received will be used to support travel, lodging, food and medical expenses because the treatment plan will take over 12 months to complete without set backs. We are also asking for prayers that our son continue to have the strength to withstand his chemotherapy treatments and that our family continue to stay strong and hold on to the hope and faith that everything is going to be ok.

With gratitude,
The Bedoya family
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Hello my FB friends and family,

These last few weeks for Josh have been incredibly stressful and short to a miracle. Josh has shown us once again how resilient he is by having to endure 3 major surgeries. One of the two brain surgeries having to be an emergency because Josh’s second brain tumor had started to hemorrhage and swell twice its size. This was totally heart stopping, but Josh once again showed how strong will he is and fighter.

Over this past weekend Josh met all of the requirements that the doctors wanted him to meet before they would release him to come home. Josh was so happy when we arrived at home. Now Josh has been in recovery mode the last few days continuing to do very well. His vision is still returning back slowly, for now we are doing our best to make sure our son Josh is comfortable and doing whatever he wants.

Josh is scheduled to start his follow ups at the beginning of the new month and also to begin his chemotherapy treatments for the cancer in his lungs.
I wanted to thank all of you for your spiritual support and generosity which has touched our family and that you have made a difference in our lives.
We will continue to keep you updated on how our “Brave Cancer Warrior Josh” is doing.

Thank you again,

The Bedoya Family
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Hello everyone, I know it has been awhile since my lasted update here on gofund. As you remember our Brave Cancer Warrior Josh was diagnosed back in 2015 with HCC liver cancer in which he survive by having resection of liver. But for the last year Josh has been battling cancer tumors in his lungs to this day.
On 30 March 2018 in the evening Josh suffered a major set back when he had a seizure in the bathroom. He was taken to the ER for treatment and the CT scan. The ER Doctor consulted with Stanford Doctor. And we were told that 2 tumors were found in his brain. We were transported to Stanford later that night. Josh has been complaining about pain to his left hip and after an x-ray it was confirm that his left hip was fracture from his fall. Hip surgery was done to repair his left hip and at the same time the team of Doctors were reviewing how they were going to remove the tumors by one at a time. The first removal went well. But on the first day of recovery Josh was not acting right and after being examine by a team of Doctors. They determine that the 2nd had hemorrhage and swelled to twice it's size. Emergency surgery had to be done to remove it. There had been some up and downs these few days he is having to physical therapy to regain his strength on his limbs and his vision has been affected also, but it is a slow recovery and Josh is now in the Oncology ward waiting to begin day one of radiation for his brain tomorrow this week. Afterwards he will begin again chemotherapy treatment for his lungs. Our Brave Cancer Warrior Josh 's journey is a long one. And I am once again asking for your assistance with the on going travel, food, fuel, some medication expenses for Josh. I am humble by all of your kindness and love. All of you really saved my family during these last 3 years and I thank you.

After first brain surgery.
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Earlier today to waiting to sit with the doctors to go over Labs and discuss the next treatments for son beside the current Chemotherapy cycle. Let's hope for some more good news for Josh's journey to defeating this evil cancer.

Drive here was long and heading back will be interesting this evening with rain
Still waiting for appointment
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Hi my friends and family, first I want to say I hope everyone of you had a wonderful Valentines day earlier this week .

Well last week we took Josh up to Stanford for his CT / MRI scans to see how his body and the cancer cells are doing against the chemotherapy treatments. Well we sat down in the afternoon with the doctor to discuss the next the phase for Josh. The scans show that the tumors in Josh's lungs are very stable, no increase. Which is good and so the doctors will continue the chemotherapy treatments and this week we will sit down with the doctors to begin the 7th cycle as long as he meets the counts from the blood work drawn. Please keep Josh in your prayers that victory is near.
Thank you again everyone for sending your positive thoughts and prayers for Josh.

Here are some photos from last week.
Josh resting before CT/MRI scans
Josh receiving fluids because low counts
All done for the day with his DR R & Mom
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Cristina Perez
25 months ago
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Josh! I was one of your first nurses when you were at Cottage and got diagnosed. You are in my thoughts and prayers all the time!!! I still treasure the keychain you got me when you left. After all, friends forever right?

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Marilyn Ward
33 months ago
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Josh . . . I am so proud to be able to say that I was your teacher in second grade. You were a hard worker then and you are a fighter now! But I especially remember that you were the student who would always share something positive or happy . . . no matter what was going on in Room 11. I'll bet you are doing that for your family now . . . because that is who you are! And I want to be just like you!

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Linda Stewart
35 months ago
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Hi Josh!! So glad to hear such good news! You must have a great team of doctors and for sure you have awesome parents. Please tell your folks that I love getting your updates. So are you reading any good books??????? Hope so!! Not just playing video games are you? Haha! I am reading "The Mysterious Benedict Society" by Trenton Lee Stewart (no relation! :-)) It's going to be on next years Battle of the Books--green dot. Might want to take a look at it. It's a thick one--485 pages!!!!….but remember…..just one chapter at a time. Well, take care. I am praying for you every day. Mrs. Stewart

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Deanie Haynes
1 month ago

Hey, Josh So glad you are responding to treatment. Still praying for your full recovery! Continue to be a fighter!

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Deanie Haynes
17 months ago

Hey, Josh! Where did you get that handsome dog? So cute! I see you still have that big smile! Good to see! I hope that all goes well with your upcoming tests and treatments. Meanwhile, keep the faith, my friend! May God bless you and your family!

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Bill Hern
18 months ago

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Deanie Haynes
23 months ago

Josh, it looks like you have grown so much in the last few months! Hope you are feeling better and that the treatment is going well. I hope and pray for you and your family. Keep the faith, young man!

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Deanie Haynes
28 months ago

Hi, Josh! You are looking so much better. Hope you are feeling better as well. That is such a cute picture of you with your dog! I know you much have a great time playing with him. Lots of prayers to you, your mom and family! Take care until next time!

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Kathy Knittel Miguel
29 months ago

Prayers and good wishes for a complete recovery. Josh, you are a brave and strong young man!

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Jeannie Thornton
29 months ago

Thank you for the update. Thinking about all of you guys and praying for you! Glad to hear that Josh has been moved from the ICU, next is going to be getting to come home; very soon I really hope! Take care now and God bless.

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Sally Pascual
29 months ago

Great news. You all continue to be in our prayers.

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Irma Sanchez
29 months ago

Praying for a successful surgery and a painless recovery! Josh you are awesome stay strong and know all your cousins from Chicago are thinking and praying for you !

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Linda Stewart
29 months ago

Hugs to all of you. You are all in my prayers. Love, Mrs. Stewart

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Deanie Haynes
29 months ago

Josh, hang in there buddy. Hope all goes well for you. You and your family are always in our prayers and we are trusting in the best for you. You have a beautiful smile and I hope you never loose it.

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Deanie Haynes
30 months ago

You are looking good, Josh! Hope you are feeling as good as you look!

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Linda Stewart
30 months ago

Keep on trukin' Josh!!!!! You are such a fighter! I'll pray for angels to surround you and keep you strong.

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Kathy Knittel Miguel
30 months ago

So sorry about your recent "bump in the road". Hang in there Josh! We are all cheering you on!

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Linda Stewart
31 months ago

Thank you so much for your continued updates. I continually pray for all of you. You are never far from my mind and heart. I know you may never have intended to be the blessing you have become in many people's lives. Rest assured you are. Your strength and perseverance and faith is an example of how to truly live. May God bless you and keep you close to His heart. I will be thinking of you during the holidays. Stay close to one another. Peace.

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Deanie Haynes
31 months ago

Hey, Josh! Glad things are improving and I hope you are feeling better. Your family says you are a tough kid and that is good. Everyone continues to pray for you and your family. I hope you and your family have a great Thanksgiving and Christmas. Keep the faith, young man.

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Kathy Knittel Miguel
31 months ago

Stay strong, Josh. There are many good people wishing you well and praying for you and your family.

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Sharon Klintworth
1 month ago

Best wishes, Josh and family!

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Melanie Karp
1 month ago

You are such a courageous boy! You are amazing. I pray for you and your family.

RB
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Rose n Steve Ballesteros
1 month ago

Prayers for you Josh. We are friends of your auntie Angie

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1 month ago
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Cristina Perez
25 months ago
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Josh! I was one of your first nurses when you were at Cottage and got diagnosed. You are in my thoughts and prayers all the time!!! I still treasure the keychain you got me when you left. After all, friends forever right?

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Marilyn Ward
33 months ago
1
1

Josh . . . I am so proud to be able to say that I was your teacher in second grade. You were a hard worker then and you are a fighter now! But I especially remember that you were the student who would always share something positive or happy . . . no matter what was going on in Room 11. I'll bet you are doing that for your family now . . . because that is who you are! And I want to be just like you!

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Linda Stewart
35 months ago
1
1

Hi Josh!! So glad to hear such good news! You must have a great team of doctors and for sure you have awesome parents. Please tell your folks that I love getting your updates. So are you reading any good books??????? Hope so!! Not just playing video games are you? Haha! I am reading "The Mysterious Benedict Society" by Trenton Lee Stewart (no relation! :-)) It's going to be on next years Battle of the Books--green dot. Might want to take a look at it. It's a thick one--485 pages!!!!….but remember…..just one chapter at a time. Well, take care. I am praying for you every day. Mrs. Stewart

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Deanie Haynes
1 month ago

Hey, Josh So glad you are responding to treatment. Still praying for your full recovery! Continue to be a fighter!

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Deanie Haynes
17 months ago

Hey, Josh! Where did you get that handsome dog? So cute! I see you still have that big smile! Good to see! I hope that all goes well with your upcoming tests and treatments. Meanwhile, keep the faith, my friend! May God bless you and your family!

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Bill Hern
18 months ago

https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=868074999915985&id=100001404780023&set=a.672508579472629.1073741827.100001404780023&source=48&__tn__=ER&_ft_=

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Deanie Haynes
23 months ago

Josh, it looks like you have grown so much in the last few months! Hope you are feeling better and that the treatment is going well. I hope and pray for you and your family. Keep the faith, young man!

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Deanie Haynes
28 months ago

Hi, Josh! You are looking so much better. Hope you are feeling better as well. That is such a cute picture of you with your dog! I know you much have a great time playing with him. Lots of prayers to you, your mom and family! Take care until next time!

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Kathy Knittel Miguel
29 months ago

Prayers and good wishes for a complete recovery. Josh, you are a brave and strong young man!

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Jeannie Thornton
29 months ago

Thank you for the update. Thinking about all of you guys and praying for you! Glad to hear that Josh has been moved from the ICU, next is going to be getting to come home; very soon I really hope! Take care now and God bless.

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Sally Pascual
29 months ago

Great news. You all continue to be in our prayers.

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Irma Sanchez
29 months ago

Praying for a successful surgery and a painless recovery! Josh you are awesome stay strong and know all your cousins from Chicago are thinking and praying for you !

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Linda Stewart
29 months ago

Hugs to all of you. You are all in my prayers. Love, Mrs. Stewart

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Deanie Haynes
29 months ago

Josh, hang in there buddy. Hope all goes well for you. You and your family are always in our prayers and we are trusting in the best for you. You have a beautiful smile and I hope you never loose it.

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Deanie Haynes
30 months ago

You are looking good, Josh! Hope you are feeling as good as you look!

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Linda Stewart
30 months ago

Keep on trukin' Josh!!!!! You are such a fighter! I'll pray for angels to surround you and keep you strong.

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Kathy Knittel Miguel
30 months ago

So sorry about your recent "bump in the road". Hang in there Josh! We are all cheering you on!

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Linda Stewart
31 months ago

Thank you so much for your continued updates. I continually pray for all of you. You are never far from my mind and heart. I know you may never have intended to be the blessing you have become in many people's lives. Rest assured you are. Your strength and perseverance and faith is an example of how to truly live. May God bless you and keep you close to His heart. I will be thinking of you during the holidays. Stay close to one another. Peace.

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Deanie Haynes
31 months ago

Hey, Josh! Glad things are improving and I hope you are feeling better. Your family says you are a tough kid and that is good. Everyone continues to pray for you and your family. I hope you and your family have a great Thanksgiving and Christmas. Keep the faith, young man.

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Kathy Knittel Miguel
31 months ago

Stay strong, Josh. There are many good people wishing you well and praying for you and your family.

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