NCO Helps Raise Over $49,000 in 2 Days for Ill 12 Year Old
Imagine that you are living your normal everyday life; maybe you stop at your favorite coffee shop before work or drive to your favorite song before you get to the office. Living everyday as you should with your normal routines…and then suddenly it all changes. You are diagnosed with a terminal illness. Chemo treatment is horribly expensive enough as it is, but even with insurance it can still cost thousands of dollars. Chemo is treatment that treats the terminally ill and works to fight off the cancer. This was the case for 12-year-old Jordan Pearson who was recently diagnosed with cancer this year.
The cancer is called Osteosarcoma. The American Cancer Society defines the illness of Osteosarcoma as; “the most common type of cancer that starts in the bones. The cancer cells in these tumors look like early forms of bone cells that normally help make new bone tissue, but the bone tissue in an osteosarcoma is not as strong as that of normal bones.” The American Cancer Society also refers to the cancer as the most common in children and young adults. This was devastating news for Jordan’s family who loves her dearly and knows her as a warm spirit, who loves to play Volleyball and the flute in band at her school. Jordan & her family have remained strong throughout her journey as her treatment officially started on October 27, 2018.
Sal & Carlos of National Cash Offer
When Jordan and her family found out about the cancer, her mom was forced to quit her job to take care of her and Jordan has now taken a year off from school. The cost for chemo treatment are always expensive, so Jordan’s family decided to start a GoFundMe.com account online for donations. The goal for the chemo therapy was set at $35,000.00 to cover the costs of the treatment. National Cash Offer’s own, Sal Shakir and Carlos Reyes found out about her condition through a friend and decided to step in and help. The influence of social media is VERY powerful, so Sal and Carlos not only donated money to help, but they also used their social media presence to spread the word about Jordan’s story. Within days, the account reached over $49,000.00! We all know the negativity that can come from the internet via social media, but it’s finally good to see something positive come out of it from our very own, Sal & Carlos Reyes of National Cash Offer.