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The family and friends of Joseph Cardarelli are uniting to raise money to help his battle with colon cancer. Please show your support!

Please help us surround Joseph Cardarelli and his family with love and support in his fight against colon cancer.

As many of you know, Joseph Cardarelli was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer in August of 2011. Though his journey has been bumpy, he is fighting a brave fight to beat this disease through his amazing faith in God and with the help and support of his family, friends, and the skilled doctors and nurses at Suburban Hematology Oncology Associates.

Whether you know Joseph as your family member, stylist, father figure or friend, you know that he is a force to be reckoned with. He is an amazing, strong man who continues to be in great spirits even as he endures his bi-weekly chemotherapy treatments.

In addition to the tumor in his colon he has multiple tumors in his liver. But after several months of chemotherapy – good news – the tumors had shrunk 60%!

So in March, after seven months of chemotherapy, Joseph underwent surgery to remove the tumor in his colon, and had 18 inches of his colon removed. However, four weeks after his surgery another CT scan revealed that some of the tumors in his liver had begun to increase in size. It also revealed 4 new small tumors on his lungs. Joseph’s doctor, Dr. Saker, has now started him on an even stronger chemotherapy course.

And then, if all this weren’t enough, he got an incisional hernia. But he can't have surgery on that until his cancer is under control.

But our Joseph is hanging in there and is STILL FIGHTING!! The outpouring of love and support for Joseph has been remarkable. With your prayers and thoughts, the healing process is continuing.

This site has been developed due to the overwhelming number of people who continue to ask how they can help Joseph and Denise through this process. As many of you know, and have experienced personally, fighting this disease requires tremendous financial resources. Please remember to keep Joseph, Denise and their family in your prayers first! If you want to help them financially as well, please give through this site.

We will continue to post updates about Joseph’s progress as often as possible. Please feel free to leave any thoughts, prayers or messages of support and love. We will be sure they are immediately forwarded to Joseph! THANK YOU for your love, support and generosity!
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