Cancer Won't bully me
The reason we fight
Cancer Won't Bully Me is a motto adopted by my nephew, John aka Jay-El, who battled cancer and was one of the bravest and strongest people I'll ever know.
In October 2015 John underwent a surgery, in which the doctors believed it was to remove a hematoma. John was later diagnosed with Undifferentiated Sarcoma of the soft tissue of his scalp in November 2015, which metastasized to stage 4 of his lung. John underwent 7 rounds of chemotherapy and several radiation treatments.
After receiving his test results in April 2016 John went into remission. However, in September 2016 John's cancer returned even more aggressive than the first time. On Wednesday, November 2, 2016 John Lloyd Bailey V gained his wings to God’s greatest team. John was 11 years old and a sweet kid who stayed on the honor roll, loved school & just wanted to eat, sleep & drink football.
John had a selflessness to him and he was always looking out for others. He was a true inspiration and he taught us all what it means to have strength and great determination. That is why we will continue to honor his memory through The John Lloyd Bailey V Cancer Won’t Bully Me Foundation.
Like many families, when John was first diagnosed his family worried about how they would afford his treatments due to no health insurance. Later, he was able to be covered under employer provided health insurance. However, this was a major financial set back.
The John Lloyd Bailey V Cancer Won't Bully Me Foundation was founded in June 2016 to assist families who may be going through similar situations. Our goal is to be able to assist children with cancer and their families as well as help fund childhood cancer research projects at hospitals all across the United States. Our goal is also to keep our administrative and fundraising cost below 25% in order to assist as many families and fund as many projects as possible.