Transplant Expected Soon
David is scheduled to undergo a bone-marrow transplant next week, says his mom Sandra Calixto, who set up a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to help cover his medical bills. "He was diagnosed with this disease in August 2013, and after not showing improvement with immunosuppressive therapy (ATG chemo + cyclosporine), he will have to undergo a bone marrow transplant. By the grace of God, a young man, whom we don't yet know, will be donating his bone marrow to David in December 2013."
Here are four more GoFundMe campaigns currently seeking donations in Oswego, Montgomery and Yorkville.
- Camp Out From Cancer was started by 8-year-old Isaac Parris. Isaac was only 5 when he was diagnosed with brain cancer. Now, he creates care packages for other pediatric cancer patients.
- Chris James, of Yorkville, a friend and former co-worker of a mom who lives in tornado-ravaged Washington, IL, wants to help the family. "They lost everything in the storm but each other." In Yorkville
- A mom is raising money to send her sons to a youth football tournament. In Oswego
- Raising money to help a man fight idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. In Oswego
To learn more about any of these campaigns, click on the headline in the photograph and you'll be directed to their GoFundMe page. Look for more local and Chicago-area campaigns on GoFundMe, which has partnered with Patch to help draw attention to your neighbors in need.Subscribe to Our Newsletters: Get daily email and news alerts to stay in the know.