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CJ age 10, was recently diagnosed with bone cancer (Ewing sarcoma). Please help him fight the fight!

CJ (Christopher John) was recently diagnosed with bone cancer (Ewing sarcoma). His family has come together to help Maria (CJ's mom) offset/assist with medical/daily living expenses to alleviate the financial burden. This will allow her to focus on him, be with him every step of the way fighting the fight of his life!

After a family trip to Florida, CJ had come home and started complaining of pain in his hip. After several doctor visits an x-ray discovered a tumor in his hip socket. After further tests, he was diagnosed with bone cancer.

CJ is currently in the hospital undergoing chemotherapy treatment. He is part of two new studies for this type of cancer. CJ is on his second round of chemo and has already lost all of his hair. This has been very emotionally draining for him, and as any child would feel he can’t understand why this is happening to him. He has the next year to look forward to being in and out of the hospital undergoing this treatment. We are hoping at some point CJ will be able to return to school.

The family has been able to be there to emotionally support Maria and CJ. We were able to give CJ a memorable Christmas and give him everything on his list to Santa. CJ now has a laptop and Ipod touch to keep his mind off reality while in the hospital. Maria is doing all she can do to hold it all together and be strong for the sake of CJ. This has been the hardest thing Maria has ever had to deal with, especially having lost her mother to cancer at a young age. CJ is lucky to have his best friend at his side as well, his dad, Chris. Chris has been strong throughout it all and supports Maria and CJ every step of the way.

But even with all the support, the time has come that we need to reach out to all of our family and friends to ask for help. We hope to raise money for CJ and Maria to try to alleviate one stressful situation, finances, so they can focus on what is important.

Help us help CJ and Maria fight the fight!! We thank you in advance for all your prayers and support at this time of need.

A special thank you to the following friends and family:

Chrissy Rojek (Aunt) for being there every step of the way and spending many hours in the hospital by CJ’s bedside

Nicole Jenkins (Aunt) for the Wireless Laptop which was on his wish list
Lisa Brown (Cousin) & Kathy Hartman (Great Aunt) for the Ipod touch on his wish list

Daisy Troop 2570, Lake Grove NY (Girl Scout Leaders, Colleen, Heather & Lisa) – 20 scouts handmade feel better cards for CJ and all of their parents came together and put together a huge care package filled with activities and candy to keep CJ busy while in the hospital

Jennifer Julich (Cousin) & Mary Wetter (Grandma) for putting this site together to make it possible to raise money

To all of our loved ones who have expressed their support, sympathy, and prayers, you are all appreciated!
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