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Jonathan Yarnell’s story starts on Saturday, October 12, 2013 when Cyndy Carstens received a frantic call from her daughter-in-law telling her that her son Jonathan Yarnell, was having emergency spinal surgery. A vertebra in his back had collapsed.

Jonathan Yarnell, is the thirty-three year old, lives in Temecula, California with his wife Rachael and 10-month old son Elliot.

He was in immense and overwhelming pain until he became paralyzed from the waist down. Surgery was an option but the surgeon gave Jonathan Yarnell only a 10% chance to ever walk again.

During this surgery, the doctors discovered cancer within Jonathan Yarnell’s body. It had been the cause of the vertebra collapse. It would take another 6 agonizing days before the family would know the final diagnosis of multiple myeloma. The cancer was too wide-spread to allow for radiation. The cancer had already invaded all of his spine, neck, pelvis, ribs & sternum. Even with a diagnosis, the doctors would not start chemo until Jonathan Yarnell was out of the hospital. He would need to heal from the surgery, be fitted for a body brace, and work with a physical therapist.
Share Art by Opening Your Heart to Jonathan Yarnell
 3 weeks later Jonathan was moved to an intensive physical therapy medical center. Although, he would spend another 5 weeks there, he was transported by ambulance to the cancer clinic for treatments twice a week.
Jonathan Yarnell’s First Miracle – Jonathan is Walking!

(only limitations: no bending, twisting,stooping,lifting, holding or carrying his baby boy)

Jonathan has undergone 7 rounds of chemo to no avail. This past Saturday, February 15th, 2014.  Jonathan started a different drug regimen including and IV drip twice a week. This chemo therapy treatment is necessary to bring his blood numbers to a proper level that will help the bone marrow transplant take hold. It may take another 5 rounds with the new meds to reach the doctors’ goals.
Just one capsule Jonathan takes everyday for 3 weeks is $550.00 per pill (Insurance covers most of it, but not all).
If this option does not work, there are still additional options. Some of these may include moving Jonathan Yarnell & his family to the University of Arkansas Myeloma Institute for Reseach & Therapy in Little Rock, AR. (outside his insurance coverage)

Before all of this Jonathan Yarnell grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. He attended North Canyon High School , he was the quarterback and captain of the football team. He was also a member of the North Canyon Cross-Country Running Team. Then Jonathan Yarnell earned Academic & Running Scholarships attending Phoenix College.

 One of the most important thing is our communities and the people within them. Together we can change a life, by saving one we save others. It is not about the money or materials, it is about the love and energy being sent throughout the World.
“So I am doing the only thing I know how to do well — and that is to paint.” ~  Cyndy Carstens 


Hosting by:  Local Arizona Artists Cyndy Carstens and Jonathan Yarnell’s Family

Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery

Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 6-9 pm  

7077 Main Street #5, Scottsdale, Arizona

 Cyndy will be in the studio live painting on a 24 x30 for 3-hour. Additionally, a 2nd Painting, entitled “Forever” will also be included in this raffle, to win one of these priceless paintings you must purchase a raffle ticket for $10.00 

All funds raised will be used to pay for Jonathan Yarnell’s life-saving bone marrow transplant

Music performed by Grammy Nominated Sherry Finzer and Darin Mahoney, playing music from the Best Album of 2013 ‘Transformations’. Half of all CD sales will be donated to Jonathan Yarnell’s life-saving bone marrow transplant.

“I wanted to do something that would raise moneys for Jonathan’s treatments while being fun for those who participate.”

Tickets for the event can be purchased here :  goo.gl/xhN69a

 For more information contact Rhonda S. Verona at 480-998-4323 or Rhonda@rsvppr.com

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Check it out! I am helping Help Jonathan beat Cancer http://www.gofundme.com/6bxvlg?pc=tw_p3

Jonathan is 33 years old, a loving husband, and amazing father to an 8 month old baby. He was recently diagnosed with Bone Marrow Cancer called, Multiple Myeloma. This cancer caused a collapsed vertebrae in his spine which led to emergency surgery and loss of feeling in his legs. Through his determination, spirit, and amazing attitude, he was able to walk again. Now he is fighting for his life against this terrible disease. Jonathan is currently not working so he can heal and focus on fighting and recovering. Please help us raise money to pay for the cost of health insurance premiums, physical therapy, and stem cell transplant costs, so we can ensure Jonathan continues to fight and get the best possible care.

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