Cuando vamos a jugar? When are we gonna play? These words from an excited little Jason just filled my ears with jubilee. I just got off the phone with Jason. He is at the hospital with Teri finalizing the paperwork for his trip to Lima tomorrow.
It is with great delight and joy that I write. Jason has been in the hospital now for about 7 months and has left for about an hour during that time. I am happy to tell you that he is going to spend the night with his family in their own home. Teri and the mom packed up all their things that they had at the hospital and hauled it to their house in Huilkarpay.
Tomorrow the journey to Lima starts. It is the first time to Lima for the Jason or his mother. They are out of their league for sure. Teri has been working on the details of which are far from abundant. In fact, there is hardly any information about the place where they may or may not be staying, whether there is any type of furniture, bedding, cooking facilities, or anything for that matter. Teri is going into this with an open mind. She is ready to help them with getting settled into the big city. She has two days to accomplish the task. I must say I am a bit jealous that she gets to go with them. She deserves the blessing more than anyone. I am so blessed to see my amazing wife just dive into the life of this kid and his family. Tearing up as I write.
The situation is this: Jason heads to Lima tomorrow to have an operation to remove his testicles. They have been damaged beyond repair from the chemotherapy. Once he recovers from that, he will be run through a barrage of tests that need to be done before the bone marrow transplant. In the meantime, the doctors are working to secure the location of the BMT. It is almost for sure to be in Santiago, Chile. Jason will be in Lima for about 3-5 weeks. Sometime during this period, Antauro, Jason’s little brother and bone marrow donor, will need to meet up with the doctors in Lima. From, there they all will be heading to the BMT center. That is what the scenario looks like at this moment.
I am super excited to see this thing moving forward. As many of you have been following this story, you know that this has been a wild ride. I beg you to continue to keep Jason and his family in your prayers. We are not out of the woods yet. We still do not have a total number for the costs of the process, but it looks like it may be around $30,000 US dollars. We are scrounging up resources from everywhere. I know that God will provide. If you would like to chip in to support this little guy and his family, you can send tax deductable donations to Warwick Valley Church of the Nazarene-Missions. They have graciously agreed to help with the process of donations. Please make sure that you write Jason in Peru on the memo line on the check. The address is:
601 State Route 94 North
Warwick, NY 10990
If you want to make other donations and need help, please respond back to scott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks in advance for your prayers and financial support. More updates to come…