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Support Jorge battle Osteosarcoma

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Jorge (16) is an amazing, loved and caring teenager he is in 10th grade in Borah High School in Boise.  He was diagnosed back in June 2017 with Osteosarcoma in the right tibia following an intensive chemotherapy regimen (MAP) and a Limb Salvage surgery in September 2017, finishing in February 2018. Like many of the childrens and teens with LLS he has lost his ability to run, jump, and play like a normal teenager but always will receive you with a smile.
When we thought he was finished with this horrible cancer like is Osteosarcoma "THE BEAST" we listened for a second time in June of this year that he relapse, our #JorgeStrong had a tracheotomy to remove the Osteosarcoma nodules in his lungs. Sadly in October 22nd Jorge's oncologist said to us that Jorge relapse for a third time, they found a tumor in his chest wall of 7cm invading his diafragm (what make the surgery really difficult) and 3 little nodules in his lungs. 
Having Jorge had to many side effects caused by the chemotherapy (MAP) : cardiomyopathy, Loss hearing and damage in the kidneys, the doctors need to be careful with the treatments he need to follow , the next steps are start a trial or chemo next week. If this dont work in the next 6 weeks we need to travel and look for another specialist. 

We are a family of 4, Jorge have and adorable and little advocate in her sister Dulcemaria (4) and lots of friends around us trying always to help, so please we ask you to donate and share this account the most that you can.  We believe that with God's favor we will find our miracle for Jorge, please have Jorge and us in your prayers and if you know about Prayers Chain add us.

We are creating this account and  asking for your  help because we have really struggled financially since Jorge's first  diagnosis in June 2017 because the only one who is working is dad, that way mom can take care of Jorge. but sometimes we need take days off because surgeries, scans, appointments that we all want to be present, and that reduce our budget, we always try to  save and we never before asked for help for us but  we now need  help to buy some stuff that Jorge needs and have him the more comfortable and happy we can.

Thanks for the love.

Donaldson - Ibanez Family
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Update (June 11th 2019, in FB page JorgeStrong Foundation)
I'm so sorry for the silence but every time I start to make a post for an #update the tears came to my face and I can't finish

2 weeks ago Jorge started a chemo pill trying to help him to stop the tumor growing, the first week he was pretty ok but from a week ago he declined pretty fast, he still fighting, but I saw a side of my son that I didn't see ever before.

I saw my son asking just to hold his hand when he vomit (he is puking a lot of times in the day, this do not allow him to eat to much)

I saw my son crying frustrated because none of this chemo work!! We really need to do it better I wish there is no more moms watching their child's suffer like mine

I saw my son going down depressed and after an empowered and emotional talk taking the strength to still fighting

I saw my son crying and saying he doesn't want to die, he will miss me, saying he is scared and after that i explain that I will be ok, that our love is forever and there in heaven he will be able to run and jump (things that he miss so much) he will see his grandma (my mom) to the one he love so much and make him the promise that I will do my best to don't let the people forget about him, I will take his name to create awareness and bring all the love that he wants to bring with his will.

I saw my child, taking decisions about the DNR papers

I'm seeing him right now building a Bucket list (that hopefully I make public tomorrow and I will need help sharing in social media and with people that can help)

Tomorrow he wants to plan his Celebration of life ( I promise him to respect his decisions, even if are heartbreaking for me)

And how come don't go to be heart breaking if what he suppose need to be planning is get a summer job have fun with his friends, plan go to college, but I'm being the more strong I can in this situation, I need to take care of my family, but I'm focused to spent more time with Jorge, I wish I have better news, I dream with those, but right now this is our reality just still fighting and #KeepGoing. Just our faith in God keep us going

We have an awesome village who are helping us trough this journey and my amazing friend Sheri set up an #MealTrain that I will share here in the page

And our friend Iliana from Rising Light Farm Ministry is doing a fundraiser Saturday 29th, please they still needing donations for the raffle, if you can help please let me know I will sharing the link for this too

Please pray for every family fighting cancer, pray for us mommas, pray for the siblings and dads, nothing of this is ok


#TeamJorge #JorgeStrong #prayforJorge #FightlikeaTeen #pediatriccancer #cancerinfantil #childhoodcancer #OsteosarcomaAwareness #familyLove
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Has been more than 3 weeks that I post an update about Jorge

And is because is the hardest one trough all this journey, in our visit to E. R they told us that the tumor in the chest wall progressed, it was really scary but it was more when in the clinic Jorge's oncologist sent him to have more tests!! All that week was full of MRI, CT Scans, ultrasounds, etc

Sadly a day after they finished the tests, the doctor called me, and I can notice in his voice how worried and sad he was to give those news, the news nobody wants and ever need to receive "I'm so sorry things are getting complicated. Jorge's cancer spread to several places and I can't even name all of them. I ask to him please to don't give up with my son. But he said the next step was a trial (if Jorge want it) + hospice, this was a week before mother's day,

I remember hang out the phone and start crying like a baby, is really heartbreaking know that you try all, you look for specialist, you investigate and that can do nothing! This F...... Cancer don't let my son alone!

I can't think in a life with out Jorge, he is not just my son but my friend, the one can make you laugh even in a sad moment. Jorge is an amazing human being he is more worried about how momma feel than for him.

He will start a chemo pill, it was his decision, he will take it in home and we will observe him, he will still having appointments in Msti.

There is some people to who I reach right away, our family and closed friends, the ones all this days was reaching us and texting, and asking how they can help.
To my cancer family, all this volunters and cancer families that hug me, call and text and hold my hands and dry my tears THANK YOU

Please pray for Jorge and our family, pray for peace, pray for a miracle, pray for a cure, that way no more families feel what we are feeling right now.

I promise from today update the more I can about Jorge's health and share how his days are filled with a lot of love from the community.

#TeamJorge #JorgeStrong #Fightlikeateen #Osteosarcomaawareness
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#UPDATE Monday April 29th
Jorge is at home from Sunday 6am, after the most terrifying night of our lifes. I never before felt that I was really losing him until Saturday night that I saw him in his bed with pain in all his chest, having a hard time breathing, screaming in pain, asking to please help him, and can't do anything, just stay by his side holding his hand and trying to calm him down but was impossible until the Paramedics gave him some IV medicine.
When he was in pain my little one woke up and when she saw brother that way she start crying and yell I don't want my brother die. Thanks God my husband calm her down and explain everything will be fine.

We hope to find answers today, but looks like the tumor in the chest wall grew up and that is causing the pain.

Please we need more than ever your prayers, good toughts, love and vibes.
Jorge is a resilient soul, he spent Sunday listening music, and enjoying time with us in home.

#TeamJorge #JorgeStrong #prayforJorge #FightlikeaTeen #pediatriccancer #cancerinfantil #Osteosarcomaawareness #Childhoodcancerawareness
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This happened Saturday night
"We called 911 my Jorge is in a lot of pain, he is yelling and crying
Ada County Paramedics came to see Jorge and took us in the ambulance to St. Luke's Health System
We are not sure of what is going on
Please please pray, pray hard for him
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