On February 6, 2017, a beloved dad, baby brother and minister, Jose Saucedo passed away at 54. Jose was first diagnosed with throat cancer, approximately in 2001. After a series of unfortunate events, including the death of his ten day old son in 2006, cancer treatment took a back seat. The disease spread and created tumors. Jose only escaped death the first time because of the grace of his Heavenly Father. He found a new passion in ministry, becoming a servant of God.
The first round of treatment with chemotherapy and radiation came years later. It was highly aggressive and dangerous. His battle was successful and he was cancer free. However, he sustained long term damage from the radiation internally and externally. Also, the heavy use of this form of treatment, created more cancer beginning in his lungs.
Jose dedicated his later life to his church, Victory Outreach, for more than 5 years. He worked with the men's home helping other men find thier way in life. This was difficult on Jose because while assisting others, he silently endured his war with the cancer within.
In October of 2016, the disease took over hosting a variety of ailments beginning his long term hospitalization. He had a baseball size tumor removed from his brain during the holiday season in 2016. He risked paralysis and death. Throughout this time, his family was was unaware of the severity of his condition. After weeks of rigorous therapy, transferring to various units, overcoming abuse after surgery in one center, Jose's spirit could not be broken. Jose's fight was not over, with the final transfer to a hospice hospital. He displayed his innocence and optimism for recovery for his family. This cherished dad fought to the bitter end. Jose enjoyed a week with all of his children united by his side before passing away Monday evening.
Jose had a warrior spirit with a heart of gold. Although more than six years of his life he quietly struggled with cancer, no one could take his dignity or the joy that he brought to the lives of everyone he met. His family is so proud of Jose because he stood strong even in the face of such incredible adversity. We are requesting assistance because his family cannot afford the immediate costs of a funeral for Jose. The donated funds will help his children ensure that their dad receives a proper burial that honors his life. Thank you in advance for your generosity and all donations will be tax deductible. On behalf of our charity and Jose's family, we extend our appreciation and are very grateful for your support during this difficult time.
Local residents may support by visiting a car wash this weekend.
Location: 51st ave & Indian school
At Title Max.
Dates: Friday, 2/10 at 9am and Saturday, 2/11 at 8am.
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