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Our dear friend and co-worker, Josh duPont, and his family are going through a very strenuous time.  In late November 2019, Josh and his wife, Sarah, were blessed to find out they were expecting their second child.  However, shortly after the news of their pregnancy, Sarah became violently ill and she was barely able to walk.  They went to the hospital but doctors could not figure out what was causing her symptoms. 

Practically overnight Sarah lost 90% of her hearing and began to lose her vision.  After visiting with several specialists Sarah was diagnosed with Susac Syndrome, a very rare autoimmune disease.

Susac’s attacks the tissue lining in the blood vessels of the eyes, ears and brain.  Due to the swelling in the blood vessels patients suffer loss of hearing, sight and neurological issues.  Sarah was not eligible for treatment due to her pregnancy and the longer her treatment was withheld the more irreversible and permanent the symptoms became.  Once the baby was born, Sarah started treatment but will have to undergo ~4 years of treatment, adjust to her hearing aids and her cochlear implant. 

As you can imagine, this unexpected medical situation has created a devastating financial crisis for Josh and his family.  After insurance coverage, the remaining medical and basic living/support expenses will create a life-altering burden of debt. This fundraiser has been established to ease this burden so that the duPont family can focus on Sarah’s healing.

Josh has been a police officer for the past 11 years with the Apache Junction Police Department.  During Sarah's initial diagnosis, Josh was unable to return to work for several months as he was required to provide Sarah with round the clock care as well as child care for their daughter who was 3 at the time.  In order to keep his family insurance he eventually returned to work with the additional worry of funding care for Sarah and their 2 young daughters. 

All proceeds will go to Josh and Sarah to cover medical costs and support expenses.


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August 2nd, 2022 Apache Junction, AZ
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Our dear friend and co-worker, Josh duPont, and his family are going through a very strenuous time.  In late November...

Our dear friend and co-worker, Josh duPont, and his family are going through a very strenuous time.  In late November 2019, Josh and his wife, Sarah, were blessed to find out they were expecting their second child.  However, shortly after the news of their pregnancy, Sarah became violently ill and she was barely able to walk.  They went to the hospital but doctors could not figure out what was causing her symptoms. 

Practically overnight Sarah lost 90% of her hearing and began to lose her vision.  After visiting with several specialists Sarah was diagnosed with Susac Syndrome, a very rare autoimmune disease.

Susac’s attacks the tissue lining in the blood vessels of the eyes, ears and brain.  Due to the swelling in the blood vessels patients suffer loss of hearing, sight and neurological issues.  Sarah was not eligible for treatment due to her pregnancy and the longer her treatment was withheld the more irreversible and permanent the symptoms became.  Once the baby was born, Sarah started treatment but will have to undergo ~4 years of treatment, adjust to her hearing aids and her cochlear implant. 

As you can imagine, this unexpected medical situation has created a devastating financial crisis for Josh and his family.  After insurance coverage, the remaining medical and basic living/support expenses will create a life-altering burden of debt. This fundraiser has been established to ease this burden so that the duPont family can focus on Sarah’s healing.

Josh has been a police officer for the past 11 years with the Apache Junction Police Department.  During Sarah's initial diagnosis, Josh was unable to return to work for several months as he was required to provide Sarah with round the clock care as well as child care for their daughter who was 3 at the time.  In order to keep his family insurance he eventually returned to work with the additional worry of funding care for Sarah and their 2 young daughters. 

All proceeds will go to Josh and Sarah to cover medical costs and support expenses.

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K Field
Prayers for encouragement and many blessings for your family💐
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Mark Rees
Proudly donated by your FOP Brothers and Sisters at Mesa Lodge 9
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Jason Warwick
Keeping you in our prayers!
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Cynthia Planert
Just as you delivered a miracle to the lady washed away in her SUV, I'm praying a miracle be delivered to your wife. God sees everything and He hears your heart.
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Thought and prayers for your family.

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