March 6th, 2017--
I am really sorry to say that Matt's cancer has returned. He was doing well for several months but after having severe pain and loss of appetite, he went to the emergency room and ended up having a biopsy and other diagnostic tests which determined that the cancer is back, on his liver, and needs to be treated immediately. He will be admitted to the hospital this Wednesday 3/8/17 to begin an aggressive schedule of several chemotherapies. This regiment will knock out his immune system and make him very ill by the second week. I will update with more information on his condition and situation as I learn it but right now the most important thing is that he begin treatment with as much light and positivity from us as possible.
We must believe that he will recover rapidly and wholly. He needs his support system so badly right now. The diagnostic tests alone cost enough to drain his accounts. We were able to get him on disability (which barely scrapes the surface of his needs) and are looking into every avenue that exists to get him assistance, both financially and emotionally... but it just isn't enough. I have said it so many times but Matt Jones is the platonic love of my life... I am powerless to heal his body but I can help to alleviate his stress about money and get him back to wellness ASAP. I am asking for your help... Last year we raised nearly 10k in less than 24 hours. The world is significantly more confusing and crappy now than it was then but that's just a good reason to come together and support someone who gives us so much light. Share his page, tell the world why you love him, and send him all your love and protection. WWW.YOUCARING.COM/SAVEMATTJONES
With all my love and light, Jessy
Anyone who knows Matt Jones knows his infinite light and beauty. He has been the source of so much happiness and love in our community. From his involvement in art projects to working at nearly every restaurant in town... This kid is everywhere! He is my best friend in this life and I know many who feel the same way.
This past week he had a biopsy done on a tumor near his pancreas and was diagnosed with an aggressive and fast growing cancer called Burkitt's Lymphoma.
Just days after he was admitted to Northside Hospital to begin in patient treatments.
The prognosis is good and there is no cause or reason to fear for his immediate life. However, this cancer is very aggressive and his medical care team is taking the upmost precautions and treating the cancer accordingly.
He obviously will not be able to work during this treatments and his savings have pretty much run out. Aside from vibing as positively as you can, there isn't much you can do to heal him but can we help him get on his feet and stay in Atlanta with his friends when he goes into remission and we can help him pay for things he will want or need during his treatment to stay comfortable or to lift his spirits.
Right now, MJ is very positive and feels well enough to keep in touch with everybody. As the treatments get more and more intense, there will be days when he doesn't feel up to chatting all day online and will need his rest. On those days, I will be more than happy to answer questions or update anybody on his condition and healing. Visitation is an option. I can update everybody on times, restrictions, and other things to consider regularly.
Please, share this page to every social media account you can think of and continue to share it regularly. I will be donating regularly and ask his closest friends to consider doing the same.
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