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Keeping up with the Joneses

Cause page created in the Health category by Sarah McCormick for Joshua Jones

$47,576 donated
Given by 388 generous donors in 5 weeks

Buying this beautiful family invaluable TIME - so Harrison always remembers his Dad.

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Keeping up with the Joneses....

2020 has been one out of the bag for us all but this year will forever hold a lot of painful memories for the Joneses .......

Josh was diagnosed with terminal bowel cancer (which has spread to his liver & lungs) mere days before our nation went into lockdown.

The palliative chemo has bought Josh, Sarah & Harrison time , such precious time, but it’s effectiveness is exhausted and is coming to a close.. a diagnosis of terminal cancer with 10 months to live is devastating at any age but at 36 with a wife and toddler it’s even harder to digest...

Josh’s will to fight & live has only ever been about his beautiful 2 year old son Harrison remembering his Dad & his endless love for Sarah his wife. Josh’s worst nightmare is his son growing up without a single memory of him ... For this to happen he needs more time with him so Harrison gets to an age where the memories are forever ...

They have been given the opportunity to do a treatment (once the chemo has finished) This treatment ( Cetuximab ) is administered fortnightly in a private hospital and is only offered to people with certain cancers that respond to it. This will buy him 3-9 months.

But this precious time comes at a cost, a HUGE non funded cost - the side effects are minimal but it buys him such valuable,precious time.

This treatment comes with a price tag..... of around $60k. So we are reaching out and asking you to help buy Josh, Sarah and Harrison TIME .

Time to create memories with his beautiful family , time to spend with his friends, time for a miracle to come about ........

If you could buy time in anyway shape or form, it would be a no brainer....... you would do it in a heartbeat ...

Not forgetting keeping up with pain management which itself comes at a cost of $1000+ a fortnight & any other palliative/support costs that arise as Josh’s health deteriorates.

There are NO other means of income for this beautiful family - aside from Sarah’s Job. There is no government assistance, life insurance, medical insurance ...... nothing. As you can imagine there is a lot of stress that comes with an unknown future and unknown costs.

It’s taken a lot of courage for these guys to accept my offer to create this page. They have no expectations just hoping sharing this will buy them a little more time ..

They appreciate it more than words can ever portray ....

Thank you from the Joneses and the people who love them 💖

Sarah McCormick's involvement (page creator)

1 of many life long friends

Use of funds

Treatment, pain management and anything else that arises as Josh’s health deteriorates

Latest update

Big thanks from the Joneses  22 December 2020

Posted by: Sarah McCormick

From Josh, Sarah and Harrison

Wow we are blown away by how much support we have received. Thank you all so much from the bottom of our hearts. We are so grateful for each and every donation, no matter how large or small. We hope you have a lovely Christmas and New Year. Thank you all again, love the Joneses xx

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Trish 6 days ago
Claire 7 days ago
Our thoughts are with you Jones whanau. Arohanui.
Kelda on 12 Jan 2021

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Paying to a verified bank account of Joshua Jones

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