Justin’s Journey to Recovery
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Raised $24,800
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"At the end of this, no matter what happens, I'll never say I'm unlucky because of my beautiful family."
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The Story

Omaha, NE

Justin Watkins (35) is a hardworking family man with a love for sports. He has been happily married to Lindsey (33) for 4 years. They are proud parents to two beautiful little girls, Ally (3) and Lucy (2). When Justin isn’t spending time with his family or at work, you can find him cheering on the Chicago Cubs or watching Nebraska Husker football. Unfortunately, due to Justin’s recent cancer diagnosis, he is having to travel to Houston rather than spend time with the people he loves most.

In October 2017, Justin scheduled an appointment with his primary physician after noticing a mass. After meeting with his doctor, Justin was referred to a colon surgeon who removed the growth. “My diagnosis of mucosal melanoma was first thought to be hemorrhoids,” said Justin. Justin was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called mucosal melanoma in November 2017.

Since Justin’s diagnosis, he has traveled to Houston three times for a surgery, testing, and follow-up care. Little to no one in Omaha, where Justin and his family live, has experience treating mucosal melanoma. As a result, Justin is seeking treatment at MD Anderson in Houston due to their knowledge and expertise. “I am very lucky, my family and employer have been very supportive,” said Justin.

While he is going through treatment, Justin and Lindsey want their girls to continue to live life as normally as possible, which includes Ally’s education and therapies (due to having Down syndrome), which have led her to be so successful. Now with the costs of travel and treatments for Justin, they need support and assistance.

The Watkins family hopes to raise $20,000 through RedBasket.org to offset the cost of medical bills and travel to and from treatments. If the family’s goal is achieved, it will help relieve the some of the stress and worry caused from anticipated costs. They will be able to afford the trips to MD Anderson where they are experienced in treating Justin’s rare form of cancer. “We also want to continue our normal family life as much as possible, particularly for our girls,” said Justin. By making a tax-deductible donation, you can help the Watkins family get back to living a life they love. Donate and share Justin’s story today!

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Encouragements (11) Encouragements (11)
From: Derek |
You are in my family's thoughts and prayers!

From: Deborah Pudlowski |
Lindsey, we are keeping both you & Justin in our prayers. Stay strong in your faith.

From: Kristi Richling |
Continuing to send prayers!

From: Bruce and Nancy Meyer |
You are Rock Stars!!!! So proud of your courage❤️

From: Bruce and Nancy Meyer |
You are Rock Stars!!!! So proud of your courage❤️

From: Jim & Jane |
Sending love and blessings. MDA is the BEST place to be. Praying for positive outcomes. It's possible!

Thank you so very much!
Lindsey Watkins

From: Anonymous |
Justin wishing you the courage and strength to get through your procedures. You and and Lindsey have the needed attitude to get through anything. We are thinking of you everyday!!

From: Sara Brendmoen |
Continuing to love and support you all from the east coast.

From: AWirsh |
Sending positive thoughts & prayers to you and your sweet family! -Amy, teammate of Lindsey’s on BSU golf team.

From: Mo and Nate Goessling |
"Never Never give up"

From: johnhuebert |
You have our support.

Questions for (1) Questions for (1)
From: Anonymous |
How do I get my name on donation

I’m not sure but I can look into it. Who is this?
Lindsey Watkins

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