Marathon for Jason Webb

$6,825 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 61 people in 15 months
Jordan Holcombe
on behalf of Kayla Holcombe
 GAINESVILLE, GA
I’m doing it! I am finally going to check off the next thing on my bucket list. In October 2016, I will be running my first marathon. This is something that I have told my wife, Kayla, for years, and next year I am going to do it. I am not just running it to check something off my bucket list, though. There is another reason I am running. Right now my brother in law, Jason Webb, is in a fight for his life. He was diagnosed with stage 4 Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. This man is so full of joy, and he has a deep desire to share that joy with others. Jason and my sister Sarah are going through the hardest time in their lives, and as their brother I am compelled to fight with them. So, with that being said, this marathon is in honor of him. Each time he goes in to get chemo it takes about 5 hours. I think if Jason can sit in a hospital bed and have poison running through his veins for 5 hours, I can sure as hell run for 5 freakin hours! I will be running to raise funds for his chemo treatment, and for all the money he has lost not being able to work. Jason was in the process of job interviewing at a church, and found out about the cancer days before he was schedule to have his final interview.  Unfortunately, he was unable to make it.  Therefore, he is currently without insurance.  My sister Sarah is employed part-time at starbucks, but with all this going on she has had to take time off. My goal is to raise around $200/mile. With me running 26.2 miles that would be around $5,200 going to Jason’s needs. I am reaching out to all of you. Would you please consider sponsoring a mile for Jason?
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Update 6
Posted by Jordan Holcombe
3 months ago
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Update on Jason...
The past week has been a very long one. As expected the heavy chemo he received just prior to the transplant kicked in and really put him in a downward spiral. He's been in a lot of pain - he developed a rash over much of his body and got mouth sores which are extremely painful and also hurts his throat. He also stays very nauseous. He has been very weak the past few days. He had to have platelets and two units of blood last night to try and boost his numbers.
He now has no immune system and they tell us that he will have to be extremely careful over the next several months - even a cold could be very dangerous for him.
On a lighter note, his sweet wife has tried to make his room as festive as possible since he can't have plants or anything. She made a gingerbread house, put up some little lights and drew a picture on his white board.
We have a ways to go but are grateful to have some of it behind us too.
Thank you all for the love, encouragement, support and prayers that you continue to offer. We have been so very blessed through each of you. We love you! ❤️❤️
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Update 5
Posted by Jordan Holcombe
6 months ago
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Update from Jason's mom:

Jason was admitted yesterday to begin round 2 of this new series of chemo treatments. He hadn't completely recouped from the first round and it was time to go again. He also has an infection at his incision site so he is receiving antibiotic drips as well. This new series consists of several 1 and 2 hr drips of chemo then a 24 hr one. When that is complete he has to wait 24 hrs to get a shot for his white blood count. We greatly appreciate your continued prayers as he continues to fight this battle with courage and faith. We love you.
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Posted by Jordan Holcombe
7 months ago
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From Jason's mother: Update on Jason… I have held back posting anything because things kept changing, so I decided it best to wait until we had more definite answers. Last Friday Jason had a surgical biopsy. The surgeon called yesterday morning to say that the biopsy had confirmed that the cancer is still there. He had an appointment with his chemo oncologist yesterday. She is going to put him on a completely different type of chemo treatment. It will be in-patient for three days each round then on the fourth day he will return to the hospital to get a shot for his white count. He will have a round every two to three weeks. After three to four rounds he will be tested and when it is under control he will go to Emory for a bone marrow transplant. He goes into the hospital this Friday to begin the new chemo. The family extends heartfelt thanks to each of you for every prayer that has gone and will continue to go up during this continued battle. ❤️

Update on my training:
Last Sunday I ran 16miles. It was not an easy run, but I finished in 2:53. I was scheduled to run 18miles this coming Sunday, but have decided to postpone that another week to enjoy the birth of my newest daughter.
There is a lot going on in our family right now, and your prayers and support are greatly appreciated. Thank you all for helping us through this tough time with Jason and Sarah!
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Update 3
Posted by Jordan Holcombe
8 months ago
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Ok, so I have been really bad about updating this. Sorry to everyone who has wanted to keep up.
Right now I am almost half way into my training. My goal from here is to update you guys on a weekly basis on what's going on. I will post my running schedule (so you can pray for me). I am getting to the point where I will be running longer distances than I ever have. I will also try and update on Jason and their needs.

Sunday was 12 miles, Tuesday was 6 miles, Thursday (today) was 6 miles, Saturday 5 miles, and Sunday 7 miles. My long runs are every other week and go up by 2 miles.

I am getting tired of listening to the same tunes every run, so I am making a new playlist for my marathon. I am taking suggestions for songs that should be added to the playlist. For every $5 you donate to Jason's Gofundme I will take a song suggestion and add it to my playlist. Just write the song title and artist in the notes box when you donate. Thank you all for your support! Keep praying for Jason.
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$6,825 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 61 people in 15 months
Created December 16, 2015
Jordan Holcombe  
on behalf of Kayla Holcombe
$100
Julia Simpson
5 months ago
KM
$25
Kelly Mason
5 months ago
SM
$35
Scott and Teresa McVickers
5 months ago

Yet I am confident I will see the LORD'S goodness while I am here in the land of the living. Wait patiently for the LORD. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the LORD. Psalm 27:13-14 We are among the multitude praying for you all!

KJ
$100
Kelly Johnston
5 months ago
JC
$20
Juli and Brooks Clay
5 months ago
SC
$250
Sarah and David Camero
5 months ago

Thinking and praying about y'all all the time. May there be complete healing in the name of Jesus.

$25
Anonymous
5 months ago
DC
$150
David Carlton
5 months ago
BS
$100
Bobby Sikes
5 months ago
PS
$20
Pieter and Fatima Seidel
5 months ago

Praying for complete healing for Jason.

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