Justin's Brain Cancer Fund

$178,656 of $350,000 goal

Raised by 1,144 people in 28 months
BUFFALO WILD WINGS FUNDRAISER FOR JUSTIN MASOTTI
ALL DAY – APRIL 23, 2017- 12 LOCATIONS - Take out and Bar

10% OF YOUR BILL will go to Justin if you present the flyer.   See directly below for flyers



Justin continues to do well. I am trying to get my phone fixed to take more videos.

For Donations in Ancaster and Stoney Creek Restaurants call Sonia Masotti first at 905-574-8651. If no response call the Ancaster or Stoney Creek location

For all other locations please donate directly to the restaurant of choice.

BUFFALO WILD WINGS LOCATIONS

Ancaster Buffalo Wild Wings
1015 Golf Links Rd.
Hamilton, Ontario
L9K 1L6
Phone: 905-304-3759

Stoney Creek Buffalo Wild Wings
514 Centennial Parkway North
Hamilton, ON
L8E 0G2
Phone:905-664-5554
Fax:905-664-5869

Guelph Buffalo Wild Wings
35 Harvard Rd
Guelph, ON
NIG 4V8
Phone: 519-836-9464
Fax: 519-836-3006

Oakville Buffalo Wild Wings
2501 Hyde Park Gate #A3
Oakville, On
L6H 6G6
Phone: 905-829-0188
Fax: 905-829-3127

Mississauga Buffalo Wild Wings
3015 Argentia Rd.
Mississauga, On
L5N 8E1
Phone: 905-824-6999
Fax: 905-824-6054

Vaughan Buffalo Wild Wings
580 Major Mackenzie Dr. W.
Vaughan, ON
L4L 1A6
Phone: 905-553-7177
Fax: 905-553-8766

Barrie Buffalo Wild Wings
139 Park Place Blvd.
Barrie, ON
L4N 6P1
Phone: 705-722-9548
Fax: 705-722-3293

East Gwillimbury (Yonge St. & Green Lane) Buffalo Wild Wings
18287 Yonge St
East Gwillimbury, ON
L9N 0A2
Phone: 905-853-8668
Fax: 905-853-5894

Ajax Buffalo Wild Wings
130 Kingston Rd. E. #J1
Ajax, ON
L1Z 1G1
Phone: 905-427-4070
Fax: 905-427-5720

Oshawa Buffalo Wild Wings
903 Taunton Rd. East
Oshawa, ON
L1H 7K5
Phone: 905-725-8447
Fax: 905-725-3078

London Buffalo Wild Wings
425 Southdale Rd. W. Suite 3
London, ON
N6P 1M7
Phone: 519-680-2828
Fax: 519-680-1053

Windsor Buffalo Wild Wings
3100 Howard Ave. #D10
Windsor, ON
N8X 3Y8
Phone: 519-966-4646
Fax: 519-966-3386

Updated goal to $350,000 as my family has spent $330,000 on Justin's Cancer treatments in Mexico.   Justin will be in Mexico for at  least a few more weeks.    

Will be updating all the donations on this site today.  Sorry for the long delay.

Thank you so much for all the individual  donations to  Justin's GoFundMe site!!!! Every single donation is important, no matter what the amount.

Thank you to all  the wonderful Fundraisers that truly amazing  people from  Hamilton, Ontario and area organized!  Thank you to all the people who bought tickets to this fundraisers.  All a big success!!!!

Last but not least thank you to all wonderful students and staff that helped organize the Hamilton , Ontario Catholic School fundraisers!   All a big success!!!

Justin would not still be in Mexico receiving his life saving cancer treatment without ALL OF YOU!!!!

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BUFFALO WILD WINGS FUNDRAISER FOR JUSTIN IS TODAY!!!

BUFFALO WILD WINGS FUNDRAISER FOR JUSTIN MASOTTI! FEBRUARY 15TH
5PM TO 9PM - 1015 Golf Links Rd. Hamilton, ON
905-304-3759

10% of your total bill will be donated to Justin Masotti's Cancer Treatments!
Come out with friends and family and enjoy some awesome food!


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I just wanted to let you know that there is a fundraiser for Justin Masotti on January 28, 2017.

It is a Dance Party!!! It is at the Leander Boat Club from 7pm to 1am.

The tickets are $25

Not able to put contact phone  numbers or emails in GoFundme. in GofundMe
Contact me at masotti@mcmaster.ca for  contact information.   

There is going to be a DJ, Photo booth, light finger food because it is all about the dancing not the eating!!!

So if anyone wants to dance off some of that extra pasta or sweets that they ate over the holidays, this is a great way to do it!! Get those “Boggie Shoes” out and come dance with us.
Would love to see everyone dance the night away!!!!! Should be a great night.

Thank you so much!!

Justin Masotti and Family
 
 





December 31,  2016 -   Premier Wynne Government Sentences Justin to Death !!!!!!  They have REJECTED PROVIDING OHIP FUNDING!!!!

Watch Justin on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/mike.masotti.15/videos/10154289693373041/

ARE YOU WATCHING PREMIER WYNNE, AND HEALTH MINISTER DR. ERIC HOSKINS?  DOES THIS LOOK LIKE A BOY WITH NO HOPE?    IF THIS WAS YOUR CHILD WHAT WOULD YOU DO?  OF COURSE WITH YOUR SALARY AND LIFETIME PENSION YOU CAN AFFORD THE TREATMENT JUSTIN IS RECEIVING.   ORDINARY FAMILIES IN ONTARIO CANNOT!!!!

BUT..... Justin and his Family and all his wonderful Friends in Canada and Mexico have not.!!!!!!

JUSTIN'S CANCER TREATMENTS ARE WORKING!!!!

PREMIER WYNNE!!! EXERCISE LEADERSHIP FOR THE FIRST TIME AND PROVIDE OHIP FUNDING FOR JUSTIN.

MAKE JUSTIN'S NEW YEAR EXTRA SPECIAL!!!!!


I AM ASKING EVERYONE WHO HAS GIVEN ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR AND MORE TIMES TO PLEASE DONATE TO JUSTIN AGAIN AS JUSTIN'S CHRISTMAS GIFT.    Christmas is a very difficult to for many people.       Christmas is also a time for families spending time TOGETHER!!!   My family cannot afford to spend any time together as all our money and anyone else's money is going to #KeepJustinAlive

Justin is not receiving any Christmas gifts from his family.  All our money is going to Justin's treatment.   Justin and I wouldn't be down here still without all your donations.  Please give to Justin as much as you can and Merry Christmas!!

This is so difficult to ask of everyone.  I am asking, pleading and begging for anyone who hasn't already to please send a donation for Justin.

Thank you EVERYONE for all your donations and wonderful thoughts and prayers.   You have all come through for Justin and my family.  I will never be able to say how wonderful all of you are.  God Bless you all and Merry Christmas!!!!

November 20,2016 - Increased the Campaign goal to $200,000 as Justin will be in Mexico at the clinic for at least another 4 weeks.   I apologize for increasing the Goal.  The cost of Justin's treatment is currently          $13, 700 a week.     And I do not know when the treatment here in Mexico will end.  If I did know I would provide  afinal total.     Thank you everyone for your support of Justin!  

Update from Mexico:
Justin's MRI results from November 18, 2016. For the first time since Justin was diagnosed back on January 28, 2016, not only is there no further increase in the cancer, there is a slight improvement!!!!  Normally, after one month of treatments with Justin's type of brain cancer, stablilization would be a marvelous resultl!!!!   Please continue to trend hastag #KeepJustinAlive.
Please put pressure on your MPP for the Ontario Government to fund Justin's treatment here in Mexico.

Hello Everyone
November 10 update - Reminder of Justin's Fundraiser event on November 26th.   
 
http://justinevents777.wixsite.com/jevents

Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 7pm ​
Where: St. Gregory the Great Church – 125 Centennial Parkway North, , Hamilton



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Hello Everyone,
November 1st update - Knock on wood, Justin is improving!  Please continue to give to allow Justin to continue his treatments in Mexico!!!

 Justin has made progress (for the first time since he suffered his first seizure on June 23rd of this year).    He has gone days without seizures.  He had his first round (5 days) of chemo treatment, beginning on Oct 27th, which includes  a DMSO IV to deliver the chemo past the blood barrier in the brain.  DMSO also greatly reduces side effects.   After  the 5 days of chemo, Justin has had no side effects and hasn't had any side effects since.   Justin continues to receive the DMSO IV on a daily basis.   This is not allowed in the hospitals in Ontario.  Next round of chemo begins on November 8th for 5 days.   Justin walked with assistance for the first time   last week.  He can now get himself up from a laid down position in bed  to a sitting up position.  He is now able to stand up on his own for the first time since his first seizure on June 23rd.   He is now gaining weight.  He speaking voice better.   The doctors here in Mexico are optimistic.  


On January 28, 2016,  Justin got diagnosed with a very rare and inoperable Brain Cancer in which there is no cure.  On June 23rd, 2016, just also lost his eyesight due to 2 very bad seizures that day.   Justin has a seizure which causes extreme pain in his neck.  

Yet he remains so optimistic about his future.  He has his plan laid out for his career and spends more time worrying about his family and all his friends hoping that everyone is doing well.   Justin is an inspiration for me.  I don't think I will every witness anything like it for the rest of my life.

Please help in making all Justin's wishes come true.  Please give  as much as you can.

The goal has been increased as the cost for 4 weeks of treatment will be at least $40000 American (52000 Canadian) Canadian or more depending how things go. Also the Air Ambulance will cost $30000 American ($40000 Canadian) one way. 

See letter Justin wrote to Lebron James in the updates section.  Also on Justin's  and my Twitter account as well as my facebook account.



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Justin Masotti loves playing soccer. At 17 years old, Justin was being scouted, receiving phone calls from Europe and the US. This was all until January 28th, 2016 when he was diagnosed with Gliomatosis Cerebri, a very rare and aggressive type of brain cancer.

Since the cancer is inoperable and is very difficult to remove with radiation/chemo, Justin and his family have chosen alternative treatment.  He’s responding to the treatments, but unfortunately they are not covered by health insurance.

Please consider any size donation to assist with Justin’s treatments.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Gliomatosis cerebri facts:

Rare brain cancer. Typically involving two or more lobes of the brain.
Very resistance to treatment.
Surgical removal is generally not attempted, because it is so widespread. The tumors are not lumps but threads.
Fewer than 100 cases are diagnosed in the United States each year.
It affects males and females equally.
This cancer is so rare that it hasn’t receive nearly enough research funding to find a cause, a cure, or even better treatment options.
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As most you may know, Justin passed away on April 20, 2017. I have been unable to login to his gofundme account until now.

Justin did want the account to continue until we raised enough money to pay for his treatment. Thanks to all the special people that donated and all the special people that volunteered to run fundraisers, we were able to raise just over 220,000 dollars. Justin tried so hard to get better as he wanted to thanks everyone. He was just too busy trying to get better.

The cost of Justin's treatment was over 550,000 dollars. We are keeping the gofundme account open hoping to receive more donations. Other than this statement, we will not ask for more donations. We understand now that Justin has passed. I did promise Justin that we would continue to raise money. Again, a heartfelt thank you to everyone!!!
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HAPPY 18th BIRTHDAY JUSTIN!!! We Love You!!! We are so proud of you. You are an inspiration to your parents, sister and brother.

LOVE xoxoxoxox
Mom, Dad, Sara and Joshua.
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JUSTIN MASOTTI FUNDRAISER

The Fundraiser was a HUGE SUCCESS. This event was organized by a group of amazing people in the UTS Department of McMaster University. Every single person in this group has been so supportive to Justin and my family. I am so lucky to be part of this group.

SEE THE LIST OF THE WONDERFUL SPONSORS, VOLUNTEERS FURTHER DOWN IN THIS POST.

Justin would also like to thank his Mom, Dad, sister Sara and brother Joshua for all they have done. He would also like to thank all his wonderful friends and their families and people Justin and my family have never met for all their prayers and thoughts and donations. Justin keeps saying over and over again that all your support is an inspiration. It is what keeps him working harder and harder everyday to get better.

Thank you to Doris McGuire for taking on the Leadership of organizing and running the Fundraiser. You made it look so easy.

As Doris knows, it is impossible for one person to run an fundraiser such as this one. Thank you in no particular order to Janice Tsang, Michelle Turnbull and Sue McKinlay for all your hard work and dedication!.

Thank you to my Manager Gerry Gysbers, Richard Godsmark and the entire McMaster University UTS team for for all your support!!!

Thank you to all the volunteers. Again, this event would not have been a success without you.

MCMASTER UNIVERSITY UTS DEPARTMENT VOLUNTEERS
Doris McGuire
Janice Tsang (silent auction)
Carla Divinski (balloons)
Gord Stephan (skype & games)
Sue McKinlay (kitchen organizer)
Laura Seely (kitchen helper)
Gerry Gysbers (shuffle board)
Paula Brown-Hackett (bar fridge & setup)
Marissa Benson (security at side door)
Larissa Novokchanova (kitchen helper)
Gicel Cartagena (games)
Asma Fayyaz (mother & daughter ran the westjet table)
Kevin Cao (runner)
Carmalita Larkin (late night cleanup)

NON MCMASTER UTS DEPARTMENT VOLUNTEERS
Pat McGuire (bank deposit, bar stocker)
David McGuire (Bartender – donated their tips money)
Carly O’Connor (front door)
Luke Ionico (bartender)
Sarah Howarth (setup & front door)
John Trumbell (take down)
Phoebe Trumbell (games)
Joshua Turley (setup & take down)
Jacob Turley (setup & take down)
Bob & Bev TurnBull (Michelle parents)
Elyse Stephan (bartender)
Ed Kennedy (security at front door)
Luke Seely (won the $100 and gave to Justin)
Olivia Seely (setup)
Laura Benson (side door)
Nosaiba Fayyaz (westjet table)

Thank you so much to all the Sponsors of this event. Without you, Justin's Fundraiser would not have been such a huge success.

CINEPLEX
COBS FRESH BREAD
COLLECTIVE ARTS BREWING
FLAMOROUGH HILLS
Italian-Canadian Club of Burlington
JOZINA LUNDY Esthetician & Makeup Artist
LimeRidge Financial
LiUNA Local 837
Luongos - Team at Walker's Line Burlington
MANDARIN
MICELI FAMILY BAKERY​
Ren's PETS Depot
ROOTS
SOBEYS
SOUTHCOTE 53
STAYBRIDGE SUITES
the POWERHOUSE
THE WORKS GOURMET BURGER BISTRO
Tim Hortons (Hwy 56 in Binbrook)
Theatre Aquarius
WAVE HOCKEY
WESTJET

Justin and my family will never be able to put in words how thankful we are for all your hard work, support and donations. #KeepJustinAlive

#KeepJustinAlive
God Bless All of You!
Fundraiser was sold out
Thank you to all the Volunteers
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Knock on wood, Justin has made progress (for the first time since he suffered his first seizure on June 23rd of this year). He has gone days without seizures. He had his first round (5 days) of chemo treatment, beginning on Oct 27th, which includes a DMSO IV to deliver the chemo past the blood barrier in the brain. DMSO also greatly reduces side effects. After the 5 days of chemo, Justin has had no side effects and hasn't had any side effects since. Justin continues to receive the DMSO IV on a daily basis. This is not allowed in the hospitals in Ontario. Next round of chemo begins on November 8th for 5 days. Justin walked with assistance for the first time last week. He can now get himself up from a laid down position in bed to a sitting up position. He is now able to stand up on his own for the first time since his first seizure on June 23rd. He is now gaining weight. He speaking voice better. The doctors here in Mexico are optimistic.
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Mike Masotti
27 months ago
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Thank you, Everyone, so much for all your donations!!!

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Mike Masotti
23 months ago
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This is Day 10 of no seizures. Continue to pray for no more seizures. Justin is winning the seizure battle and will continue to battle and defeat cancer. The next battle is to get his eye sight back. Like many of his alternative cancer treatment, getting his eye sight back will be expensive as we will search all over the world to find a way. Justin had a great day today. He is working very hard with the Physio specialist. Some days he asleep most of the day, some days he is up for 5 or 6 hours. He movement has shown some improvement. Justin on a number of alternative treatments and will be on a new one starting tomorrow.

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Mike Masotti
27 months ago
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Justin's latest MRI results show some improvement. This is great news as this type of cancer is very aggressive.

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Adriana Cerqueira
19 months ago

May you be very successful and continue to persevere. Courage everyone. Maria A Cerqueira

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Ramina Decho
21 months ago

I will keep you in my prayers Justin, but do me a favour and keep your head up, and keep fighting! God is with you

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Steph Scott
21 months ago

Sending my thoughts and prayers to Justin and to you all. I can donate some Reiki therapy, if you're interested. Big hugs. ♥

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Tina Rogano
22 months ago

Dear Mike and Family, Staybridge Suites Hamilton- Downtown will be happy to donate prizes for the event, and of course I will reach out to neighbouring "hospitality" partners to donate where ever possible. Tina Rogano- General Manager

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Mike Masotti
23 months ago

@KingJames Hello Everyone, I have included a letter that Justin wrote to Lebron James via the Make A Wish foundation. Unfortunately, it takes time for this to happen. Hoping to use Social Media to possibly speed up the process. Hoping to find someone who could speed the process up so Lebron can be contacted. Also I have researched all the Cancer clinics that would take a bed ridden patient. If anyone knows of clincis that would be better than the Immunity Therapy Clinic in Mexico. Please let me know. Mike ****************************************************** September 16, 2016 Dear LeBron; I have stage 4 brain cancer (Gliomatosis Cerebri). I was diagnosed back in January of this year. I am 17 years old. I was able to graduate high school this past year, with honors. I am very proud of that. I will be going to a clinic in Mexico soon to find a cure. My family is amazing. They are doing everything they can to find a cure for me. On June 23rd of this year, I started have bad seizures and lost my eye sight. I You’re my favorite basketball player and the greatest am not giving up. Lebron, you are definitely the best player ever to play basketball. I don’t care what team you’re on, you’re still my favorite player. My Dad and brother Josh argue with me all the time about this but I’ll stay loyal. We have had many discussions and I win. They never thought you were the best player but now they listen to me, now they see what it is about you I admire and they’re starting to admire you too. I’ll always be loyal. You’re a great person and a great player. I’m inspired by you. I respect you. I respect that you’re a cool dude who is not only the best basketball player ever but also a man who donates money to important things like anti-gun violence. I love the way you dunk. I think its awesome that you have three titles now. I believe you can get three more to tie Jordan. I know you can add one more as well. You’re a role model for me. I’m going through a tough time right now and you set the example that keeps me strong through the hard stuff. You decided on your goal and you’re getting there despite the critics and despite the hardships. Despite all the hard stuff you persevere and keep winning on your way to your goal. That’s how I’ve done cancer. Focus on the goal no matter what is going on around you. No matter what the critics say. No matter what the hardships. Even before cancer I respected you. You’re the reason I started to work out. This has helped me so much in my illness. I’m glad I went into this so fit, so healthy and so strong. That’s because of you. I want to meet you. Can we make that happen? Justin Masotti

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Mike Masotti
27 months ago
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Thank you, Everyone, so much for all your donations!!!

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Mike Masotti
23 months ago
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This is Day 10 of no seizures. Continue to pray for no more seizures. Justin is winning the seizure battle and will continue to battle and defeat cancer. The next battle is to get his eye sight back. Like many of his alternative cancer treatment, getting his eye sight back will be expensive as we will search all over the world to find a way. Justin had a great day today. He is working very hard with the Physio specialist. Some days he asleep most of the day, some days he is up for 5 or 6 hours. He movement has shown some improvement. Justin on a number of alternative treatments and will be on a new one starting tomorrow.

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Mike Masotti
27 months ago
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Justin's latest MRI results show some improvement. This is great news as this type of cancer is very aggressive.

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Adriana Cerqueira
19 months ago

May you be very successful and continue to persevere. Courage everyone. Maria A Cerqueira

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Ramina Decho
21 months ago

I will keep you in my prayers Justin, but do me a favour and keep your head up, and keep fighting! God is with you

+ Read More
Steph Scott
21 months ago

Sending my thoughts and prayers to Justin and to you all. I can donate some Reiki therapy, if you're interested. Big hugs. ♥

+ Read More
Tina Rogano
22 months ago

Dear Mike and Family, Staybridge Suites Hamilton- Downtown will be happy to donate prizes for the event, and of course I will reach out to neighbouring "hospitality" partners to donate where ever possible. Tina Rogano- General Manager

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Mike Masotti
23 months ago

@KingJames Hello Everyone, I have included a letter that Justin wrote to Lebron James via the Make A Wish foundation. Unfortunately, it takes time for this to happen. Hoping to use Social Media to possibly speed up the process. Hoping to find someone who could speed the process up so Lebron can be contacted. Also I have researched all the Cancer clinics that would take a bed ridden patient. If anyone knows of clincis that would be better than the Immunity Therapy Clinic in Mexico. Please let me know. Mike ****************************************************** September 16, 2016 Dear LeBron; I have stage 4 brain cancer (Gliomatosis Cerebri). I was diagnosed back in January of this year. I am 17 years old. I was able to graduate high school this past year, with honors. I am very proud of that. I will be going to a clinic in Mexico soon to find a cure. My family is amazing. They are doing everything they can to find a cure for me. On June 23rd of this year, I started have bad seizures and lost my eye sight. I You’re my favorite basketball player and the greatest am not giving up. Lebron, you are definitely the best player ever to play basketball. I don’t care what team you’re on, you’re still my favorite player. My Dad and brother Josh argue with me all the time about this but I’ll stay loyal. We have had many discussions and I win. They never thought you were the best player but now they listen to me, now they see what it is about you I admire and they’re starting to admire you too. I’ll always be loyal. You’re a great person and a great player. I’m inspired by you. I respect you. I respect that you’re a cool dude who is not only the best basketball player ever but also a man who donates money to important things like anti-gun violence. I love the way you dunk. I think its awesome that you have three titles now. I believe you can get three more to tie Jordan. I know you can add one more as well. You’re a role model for me. I’m going through a tough time right now and you set the example that keeps me strong through the hard stuff. You decided on your goal and you’re getting there despite the critics and despite the hardships. Despite all the hard stuff you persevere and keep winning on your way to your goal. That’s how I’ve done cancer. Focus on the goal no matter what is going on around you. No matter what the critics say. No matter what the hardships. Even before cancer I respected you. You’re the reason I started to work out. This has helped me so much in my illness. I’m glad I went into this so fit, so healthy and so strong. That’s because of you. I want to meet you. Can we make that happen? Justin Masotti

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