Joseph Castro Joseph's Journey

First post: Aug 13, 2020 Latest post: Feb 3, 2021
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Joseph has always been very healthy. He would get the common cold or flu every now and then but he was never hospitalized for anything, not even a broken bone and never had to take much medicine. 

Then 2020 happened. January he dealt with the onset on double vision and everything just spiraled from there. We went to several doctor appointments and received very little help. His primary doctor said he was Anemic and did nothing else. His Optometrist said he had the worst vision she had ever seen and gave him new glasses and did nothing else. His Chiropractor said he just pulled a muscle and did nothing. His Anxiety doctor just pushed pills. It wasn't until we saw his Ophthalmologist on 7/29 and she said he needed an MRI ASAP.  Then on August 1st(while waiting for an MRI appointment) he collapsed at home and 911 was called. He went to Banner UMC and they ran several test and found a tumor in his brain. After more in-depth scans they found a second tumor in his brain. On August 11th the biopsy results came back confirming cancer. He has 2 Germinoma brain tumors. Now he is starting the journey of Chemotherapy and Radiation. Please keep Joseph in your prayers.