The combat sports community has done it once again.
Former UFC and WEC veteran Javier Vazquez’s GoFundMe campaign to pay for colon cancer chemotherapy treatment reached its $35,000 USD goal in just three days.
As of this writing, 422 people chipped in with $37,414 USD.
The goal was to raise $35,000 USD to help cover a six-month cycle of chemotherapy, as detailed on the GoFundMe account:
Professor Javier Vazquez was recently diagnosed with colon cancer. A stage 3 tumor was removed. He is extremely ill and experiencing a number of life obstacles on top of embarking on 6 months of chemotherapy.
Once his immune system is up for the task, he will go through 6 grueling months of chemo in CA. Funds will be needed immediately. These funds will not only help cover the expenses of his medical treatments, but also assist in any additional expenses as he has decided to step away from his Jiu-Jitsu academy to focus on his health and recent divorce battle.
We also ask for prayers for Professor Javier, his two kids, and his family in this trying time. Messages are welcome as well. Professor Javier’s current situation is very dire. Your donations are so greatly appreciated. Va con dios.
Now, Vazquez (16-5-0) – who last fought in the UFC in 2011, decisioning TUF 2 winner Joe Stevenson – must undergo the difficult road of six months of chemotherapy treatment.
Fans interested in donating can click here to visit the GoFundMe page.