Barnard has been diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer. The doctors are saying “only 25-50 people in the United States have this type of osteosarcoma.”
He is in the early stages of surgeries with chemotherapy starting beginning soon. At this time they have found 2 tumors in his upper right femur; 1 golf ball and 1 marble-sized. Chemotherapy is now a must to make sure that it doesn’t metastasize to his lungs.
Resection surgeries are also necessary and more biopsies are likely. The next surgery will be soon – no date yet. They will put a PICC line in for chemo during surgery. You can follow the status of Mason’s cancer process by clicking here.
This fundraiser will help support Mason and the family throughout his treatments and surgeries. Funds are needed for Mason’s treatments, surgeries, and the family’s loss of income to allow Mom to stay at home so Mason is in a healthy environment when he is undergoing chemotherapy treatments.
Mason & family are members of Providence Baptist Church of Kansas City where Matt serves as a deacon in training. You can contact Providence Baptist Church by clicking here.
To help please consider donating to the GoFundMe campaign to help out the Barnards. They have set a goal of $50,000 and have raised $5,139 as of today.