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Josh Buckley Cancer Cause

Josh Buckley Cancer Cause

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My name is Jeanine Buckley, from the Western Cape. I am appealing to all, on behalf of our amazing 22-year-old son, Josh, who is battling stage 4 Clear Cell Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer of soft tissue. 

Here is my brave boy’s story:-
Josh had been complaining of pain in his right lower leg for some time. On the 22 February 2019, after the scans had shown a large growth, Josh went in for a biopsy! The results of the biopsy were absolutely devastating for our entire family! Josh was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer known as Clear Cell Sarcoma which is cancer that arises from the connective tissue (muscle, fat, tendons, and bone).

I remember when we received the news, Josh and I just sat there, dumbstruck! I thought that I had heard incorrectly, impossible I thought, not my healthy 21-year-old son, they must have got it wrong!!! The first step was to remove the tumour as it was already large. On the 1 March 2019 Josh underwent surgery, unfortunately, the Achilles tendon had to be removed as well as some of the surrounding muscle. His amazing surgeon performed reconstructive surgery so that Josh will be able to have full foot function with the help of physiotherapy at a later stage. As this cancer often targets soft tissue (like the lungs and brain) Josh had a CT scan of his torso. Unfortunately, these scans only bought on more bad news as the cancer had spread to his lungs confirming it as Stage 4. 

After a month of waiting for Josh’s leg to heal enough, he began 6-week radiation treatment of his leg. Half way through radiation Josh found another lump on his back that was growing rapidly. On the final day of his radiation treatment, Josh went in for another operation to have the lump removed. Sadly it was more bad news, yet another Sarcoma. This tumour was sent in for genetic testing.

Josh was given a week off to recover from the radiation, the operation, and to enjoy his 22nd birthday.  Then began chemo!  Josh’s treatment plan consists of 4 consecutive days of chemotherapy, every 3rd week. Josh receives a combination of doxorubicin (commonly known as the red devil) and ifosfamide, due to the toxicity of the treatment Josh is required to stay in hospital so that he can be administered mesna intravenously every night.

Six weeks of radiation therapy, the planning scans, the genetic testing and second round of chemo, Josh’s cancer benefit has been used up and we are now responsible for 20% of all the cancer-related claims.  As Josh’s medical aid plan is more of a hospital cover plan, services such as MRI and CT scans, physiotherapy that are performed as an out-hospital basis as well as prescription medication are not covered and have been paid out of our savings.

Josh has always been a very busy and independent person. His days were spent at university and nights working behind a bar. He spent his weekends out with friends and family. As a result of this happening Josh has had to take a leave of absence and put his studies on hold till next year. He has been housebound since his operation on 1 March, having to use crutches and wear a moon-boot till the end of May. Unfortunately, he still needs the crutches until such time as physiotherapy can begin.

Josh’s treatments are on-going, co-ayments are required every 3rd week, he recently completed round 5 of chemo!!! Josh started physio at the end of July and is working hard at learning to walk again.  His positivity and strength are an inspiration to our entire family and we are so proud of him.

The funds raised will go towards covering the shortfalls and co-payments for:

  • the operations, pathology and chemotherapy Josh is receiving.
  • Medication and
  • additional out of hospitals scans not covered by his medical aid that might be required.
  • Assist with the 20% co-payment of all the cancer-related claims.
  • Special dietary needs and vitamins.
  • Cover fuel costs to and from the hospital.
  • Physiotherapy

Please help alleviate the financial strain that this cancer has placed on our family and allow us to support our son in his fight for survival.

Donations

  • Feb 25, 2020 - R 203.50
  • "My prayers are with you - show us you can stay positive." - Z

  • Feb 25, 2020 - R 51.41
  • "Get better soon " - Anonymous

  • Feb 03, 2020 - R 2 056.40
  • "Strongs Josh. Wishing you so much good stuff xxx" - Anonymous

  • Feb 03, 2020 - USD $ 28.20
  • "Get well soon pls" - Anonymous

  • Jan 20, 2020 - R 51.41
  • "Stay strong man xx" - Daniel

  • Jan 18, 2020 - USD $ 36.39
  • "Stay strong buddy, wishing you the best." - Matt Cottrell

  • Dec 05, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Stay Strong!!" - Anonymous

  • Dec 02, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "My favourite hippie, you got this, your amazing! " - Loli

  • Oct 23, 2019 - R 330.00
  • "Sending lots of love " - Adam C

  • Oct 23, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Stay strong !

    " - Sabrina Loubser

  • Oct 22, 2019 - USD $ 676.00
  • "Hopefully this will help towards a speedy recovery from the UK" - Mansfield UK

  • Sep 21, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Sending our very best wishes and prayers for recovery." - Penny Jamie Stevan

  • Sep 18, 2019 - R 2 056.40
  • "Keeping you in our prayers, and praying for a true miracle, lots of love" - Carlos & Leanne

  • Sep 17, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "From UPS days" - Nicholas

  • Sep 06, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "All the best my boy! Got your back every step of the way ????" - Brad and Melinda Glanvill

  • Aug 29, 2019 - USD $ 78.21
  • "Be positive and we wish you all the best in the coming months xx" - Phil Middlekoop

  • Aug 07, 2019 - USD $ 210.40
  • "Mate hope you come good. I have never met you but we family and we are thinking about you. " - Ryan Glutz

  • Aug 05, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "You are not alone Josh, God is in control! You were created for a purpose and that you will fulfill! I pray for grace to pull through this challenge. It is well with you." - Anonymous

  • Aug 03, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Praying for you Josh" - Anonymous

  • Aug 01, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Get better soon!" - Carmen Devine

  • Aug 01, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Josh hold on to Jesus, and remember that You are more than a conqueror. Be encouraged by Gods word in the book of Isaiah 41v10. " - Ashley & Sharne

  • Jul 29, 2019 - R 1 015.00
  • "Stay strong and be positive Josh!" - Craig

  • Jul 28, 2019 - USD $ 367.93
  • "All the best of luck young man." - Robby Mcclelland

  • Jul 24, 2019 - R 2 056.40
  • "Keeping you all in our prayers xx" - Dean & Lisa Bewick

  • Jul 22, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Always thinking of you guys" - Dean & Minette

  • Jul 17, 2019 - R 25 375.00
  • "wish you all the best" - vickers

  • Jul 17, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Jeanine and Mark you are in our pray's as well as Sheldon and especially Josh. " - Hennie & Julie

  • Jul 16, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Josh stay strong, fight this battle, I know you can, lots of love my friend and be strong!" - Dwane Pieters

  • Jul 15, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "You are all in our thoughts and prayers xxx" - Rowan and Leanne

  • Jul 10, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Love to you all, hope and courage. X" - Gail and Brian

  • Jul 09, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "With love and prayers xxx" - Lorraine Petterson

  • Jul 08, 2019 - R 2 056.40
  • "Loving prayers from the Bond-Humphries" - Derick

  • Jul 08, 2019 - R 2 000.00
  • "Our thoughts are with Josh and all family, best wishes " - Chantale and Erik

  • Jul 05, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Get well soon Buckles xx" - Monica

  • Jul 05, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Sending my love and support. Stay strong! Xx" - Sonia

  • Jul 04, 2019 - R 5 141.00
  • "Be strong guys. Thinking of you. " - Anonymous

  • Jul 03, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "Stay strong." - Schruers

  • Jul 03, 2019 - R 257.05
  • "Praying for you bro !" - Nelson

  • Jul 02, 2019 - USD $ 7.45
  • "My heart goes out to you all " - Alison

  • Jul 02, 2019 - R 110.00
  • "With much love and best wishes for a super speedy recovery. " - Anonymous

  • Jul 01, 2019 - USD $ 56.80
  • "Praying for a complete healing, Josh. Stay strong! Michele Moxham" - Michele Moxham

  • Jul 01, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Sending you strength during this difficult time! " - Angie Logan

  • Jul 01, 2019 - R 507.50
  • "Praying that God will heal and restore your body." - Anonymous

  • Jul 01, 2019 - R 2 056.40
  • "You are in my thoughts" - Matt

  • Jul 01, 2019 - R 2 056.40
  • "You are in our prayers." - Anonymous

  • Jul 01, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "All our love !! " - Taylor & Jordan Cloete

  • Jul 01, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Get well soon !" - Ben da silva

  • Jul 01, 2019 - R 2 010.00
  • "All the best Josh" - Rob

  • Jun 30, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Stay strong brother - keeping you in my prayers" - Travis Kombol

  • Jun 30, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Keeping you in our prayers, Josh! " - Svenn and Kirsty

  • Jun 30, 2019 - R 2 056.40
  • "So sorry that you are going thorugh this. Stay strong and know that we are thinking of you all. " - Catherine, Keegan and Liam

  • Jun 30, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Praying for complete healing????????" - Anonymous

  • Jun 29, 2019 - USD $ 23.14
  • "Stay strong" - Anonymous

  • Jun 29, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Praying for full recovery and strength, peace for you and your family, and for every cancerous cell to go in the name of Jesus! " - Kate

  • Jun 29, 2019 - USD $ 37.35
  • "Such heartbreaking news - sending you so much love Josh! Hang in there xo " - Jordan Wilkins

  • Jun 29, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "All the best through this tough time. Wishing you a speedy recovery xx" - Nicole Duarte

  • Jun 29, 2019 - R 5 141.00
  • "Thinking about you and your family Josh xx" - Claire & Craig VIckers

  • Jun 29, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Keeping you and Josh in my prayers, all my love. " - Nikki Hamann

  • Jun 29, 2019 - R 2 030.00
  • "Wishing you only the best and will keep you in my prayers ????" - Ingried

  • Jun 29, 2019 - USD $ 369.36
  • "love you lots, trust me we are having plenty of tequilas for you my joshie. See you soon ! " - The Richardson's

  • Jun 28, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "God bless" - Monique

  • Jun 28, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Trusting that you will be fully healed. Amen" - Loubser family

  • Jun 28, 2019 - R 558.25
  • "Praying for a true miracle and keeping you all in our prayers xxx love and light always" - Alyscia,George and Albie Swartz

  • Jun 28, 2019 - R 10 150.00
  • "Hang in there. " - AC

  • Jun 28, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "God bless you and your family. X" - Aimee

  • Jun 28, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Keeping you all in our prayers. " - Merle, Colin, Tyrone and Travis

  • Jun 28, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "Sending strength and healing powers your way" - Teagan Heap

  • Jun 28, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Your family is in our thoughts." - Coastal Kitchens

  • Jun 28, 2019 - R 5 000.00
  • "We are praying for you and your family " - Simon Joubert

  • Jun 28, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Thinking of you Buckles keep strong xx" - Lala

  • Jun 28, 2019 - R 761.25
  • "Thinking of you and your family" - Swartz Family

  • Jun 27, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Isaiah 41:10 Sending love, hugs, thoughts and prayers - keep that gorgeous smile, smiling Josh :) " - Trish and Greg xxx

  • Jun 27, 2019 - R 5 141.00
  • "Praying for you Josh. May God hold your hand every day!" - Anonymous

  • Jun 27, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "In our prayers Josh!" - Anonymous

  • Jun 27, 2019 - USD $ 14.79
  • "Prayers are with you and your family " - Anonymous

  • Jun 27, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Caitlin and I wish you well and hope this bit helps" - Wendy Beckett Schultz

  • Jun 27, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "In our prayers Josh ????????" - Jackie Reynolds

  • Jun 27, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Sending best wishes !" - Anonymous

  • Jun 27, 2019 - USD $ 14.15
  • "Prayers are with you and your family. " - Michaela

  • Jun 27, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Praying for you Josh, stay strong! " - Jessie

  • Jun 27, 2019 - R 210.00
  • "Be brave and strong Josh!!! Your are all in our prayers." - Toti Family

  • Jun 27, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Our prayers are with you" - Anonymous

  • Jun 27, 2019 - USD $ 14.66
  • "." - Anonymous

  • Jun 27, 2019 - USD $ 252.82
  • "Keep Strong!" - Charlie Severs

  • Jun 27, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "We’re praying for complete absence of cancer and FULLNESS of life. Love ya buddy, keep fighting - Steve and Jess Turner " - Steve And Jess Turner

  • Jun 27, 2019 - R 260.00
  • "Thinking of you & your family! " - Mieke vd veen

  • Jun 27, 2019 - R 210.00
  • "All the best" - Anonymous

  • Jun 27, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Keep strong you legend - I’m backing you all the way! " - Christian Maidman

  • Jun 26, 2019 - USD $ 1 000.00
  • "Prayers for Josh and family." - Mark Buckley

  • Jun 25, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "Because you are loved" - Praying for strength

  • Jun 25, 2019 - R 1 010.00
  • "Love you guys. " - Minette & Dean

  • Jun 24, 2019 - USD $ 586.99
  • "You guys are in our thoughts every day - be strong Big Boy!! " - Cyndra & Greg Schultz

  • Jun 24, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Keeping you in my prays stay strong" - Faz

  • Jun 24, 2019 - USD $ 146.75
  • "our prayers and thoughts are with you all" - anonymous

  • Jun 24, 2019 - R 5 000.00
  • "Do not think too much. Happy every day. More effective than the gods." - feng zheng

  • Jun 24, 2019 - R 10 000.00
  • "Best wishes to Josh" - Fendy

  • Jun 23, 2019 - R 5 141.00
  • "Sending lots of ??" - Kerry

  • Jun 22, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "With love Mandy and Steven" - Steven and Mandy

  • Jun 22, 2019 - R 2 000.00
  • "Hi Mark and Janine. Sorry to hear about Josh, You are all in our thoughts, be strong. xxxx" - Chris and Ruth de Jager

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 I am appealing to all, on behalf of my 22 year old son, Josh who is battling stage 4 Clear Cell Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer of soft tissue, primarily affecting young adults between 20 to 40 years old.