Gus was diagnosed with a relatively rare brain cancer on October 1st of 2012. He was three years old.
In May of 2015 the tumors returned, in July they discovered it had spread into his spinal cord, and in December it returned again. Gus endured three surgeries in seven months, 43 days of radiation, and three months of immunotherapy in the hopes of stopping it.
But on June 27th, at seven years old, Gus’ oncologist confirmed that the cancer has returned, and spread so aggressively that there is nothing to be done except address his symptoms and do whatever they can to keep him comfortable for as long as possible.
Gus is still blessedly healthy despite significant pain that is so far manageable. However, he is heartbroken that his life is ending and that he hasn’t had the chance to see the world.
This is where you can help. Please donate to Gus’ travel fund. Gus has always planned to spend his life traveling the world, find a previously unknown dinosaur, and have endless adventures. You can help his dreams come true.
Gus has narrowed the places he would most like to visit down to:
Smithsonian, Washington DC
Field Museum, Chicago
Legoland, the beach, and friends in California
Disney and Universal, Florida
We hope to be able to make as many trips as possible in the time Gus has left. Please donate to help Gus see some small part of the world he wanted to, and let him and his 6 year old brother, Charlie, make some lasting memories.
Your donations will help cover:
Accessible hotels in areas close to hospitals
Rental cars that can accommodate a wheelchair when it becomes necessary
Food and park admission
Thank you, beyond what words can express, for helping us make his last months what he most hopes for.
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Seriously guys, be grateful for all the brilliant things you have and all the amazing people you know now because nothing lasts forever!!