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First row, from left, are Jake Javick, 2; Meygan Javick, 3; Seth Javick, 1, and Joseph Javick, 6, with their parents, Dave and Abby Javick. A Concert of Compassion will be held Friday, Oct. 19, at the Border Bar, Laurel Street, Pittston, to help the family with Dave’s medical bills.

Dave Javick still carries his trademark smile, which is hard to believe when you hear what he is going through. Javick, 25, a father of four, has been diagnosed with something not usually associated with men — breast cancer.

But that is not all. Recently, doctors detected a brain tumor, thyroid tumors and malfunctioning heart valves.

“The visits have been hard for both me and my family. It has put a strain on us not only financially, but mentally, as well,” Dave said. “Being told constantly that doctors can’t help, and that surgery would be too risky for me is exhausting. Especially for the kids. I haven’t been able to have the time to devote to them.”

The Javicks, of Exeter, have four children; Joseph, 6; Meygan, 3; Jake, 2, and Seth, 1.

“We try to keep a smile on for them even though so much is really going on,” said Dave.

Dave and his wife, Abby, 22, and their young family need help.

“There are so many bills lined up from tests, doctor visits, gas from going to appointments so far away, consults, future surgeries, it would all just be helpful to paying those things so that we can breathe a little easier,” the family said in an email.

To help, event promoters Barnstorm Booking, along with Camp Rattler, a group of event promoters, musicians, writers and visual artists, and the Border Bar on Laurel Street in Pittston, will team up and host a Concert of Compassion at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at the Border Bar. The cost is $10 per person and 100 percent of the proceeds will go toward Javick’s medical bills.

This concert will feature five bands: Down to Six, playing rock music; Gods of Space, a metal group; University Drive, performing alternative rock; E57, showcasing rock, and Always Undecided, a cover band.

Barnstorm Booking also will accept any private donations before or after the show.

In addition, Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, is planning a #LouieLoves event this weekend. Saturday, Oct. 6, 20 percent of net sales will be donated to the Javicks.

The Javicks said all profits from the events will be used to cover Dave’s medical bills.

Dave’s health issues came out of the blue and the financial impact and constant traveling to doctors has put a strain on the family.

Dave said he began feeling “off” in June. The couple noticed a lump on his chest and immediately took him for tests, including a mammogram followed by a biopsy. Then they heard the word they were dreading.

“Cancer,” Abby said.

Javick has stage 1 breast cancer. After his diagnosis, the symptoms worsened, including memory problems and general tiredness. Another trip to the doctors and the troubles escalated. After blood work, doctors found several tumors in Dave’s thyroid, and his heart valves started to leak. Aug. 13, he received news an MRI detected two tumors in his brain.

“Looking at Dave you’d never know anything is wrong with him. He’s always seemed in such good health and this whole stem of problems came from nowhere,” Abby said.

The family’s situation was further complicated on Aug. 15 when their vehicle was rear-ended while Abby was stopped at a red light on Eighth Street in Wyoming.

Abby only had scratches, but the family was left without transportation, making getting to out-of-town medical appointments even more difficult.

“I was crying so bad and this was honestly the last thing we needed,” Abby said.” “I was hurt physically but also mentally just thinking, ‘Oh my god, how will Dave get to his appointments now?’”

The family has since been able to get a new car. Now they can focus on trying to get Dave well without the additional worry about transportation.

“We’re hopeful with modern medicine that this will be something that can be overcome, but it’s always hard knowing that so many people suffer and die from cancer,” Abby said. “It’s terrifying.”

If you would like to help the Javicks directly, visit www.gofundme.com/please-help-the-javicks.

Dave Javick still carries his trademark smile, which is hard to believe when you hear what he is going through. Javick, 25, and a father of four, has been diagnosed with something not usually associated with men — breast cancer.

But that is not all. Recently, doctors detected a brain tumor, thyroid tumors and malfunctioning heart valves.

“The visits have been hard for both me and my family. It has put a strain on us not only financially, but mentally, as well,” Dave said. “Being told constantly that doctors can’t help, and that surgery would be too risky for me is exhausting. Especially for the kids. I haven’t been able to have the time to devote to them.”

The Javicks, of Exeter, have four children; Joseph, 6; Meygan, 3; Jake, 2, and Seth, 1.

“We try to keep a smile on for them even though so much is really going on,” said Dave.

Dave and his wife Abby, 22, and their young family need help.

“There are so many bills lined up from tests, doctor visits, gas from going to appointments so far away, consults, future surgeries, it would all just be helpful to paying those things so that we can breathe a little easier.”???????????????

To help, Barnstorm Booking, along with the Border Bar and Camp Rattler, on Laurel Street in Pittston, will team up and host a Concert of Compassion at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19. The cost is $10 per person and 100 percent of the proceeds will go towards the Javicks’ medical bills.

This concert will feature five bands: Down to Six playing rock music; Gods of Space, a metal group; University Drive, performing alternative rock; E57, showcasing rock, and Always Undecided, a cover band.

Barnstorm Booking also will accept any private donations before or after the show.

In addition, Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, is planning a #LouieLoves event this weekend. Saturday, Oct. 6, 20 percent of net sales will be donated to the Javicks.

The Javicks said all profits from the events will be used to cover Dave’s medical bills.

Dave’s health issues came out of the blue and the financial impact and constant traveling to doctors has put a strain on the family.

Dave said he felt “off.” AROUND WHAT TIME???????? The couple noticed a lump on his chest and immediately took him for tests, a mammogram followed by a biopsy. Then they heard the word they were dreading.

“Cancer,” Abby said.

Javick has stage 1 breast cancer. After his diagnosis, the symptoms worsened, including memory problems and general tiredness. Another trip to the doctors and the troubles escalated. After blood work, doctors found several tumors in Dave’s thyroid, and his heart valves started to leak. Aug. 13, he received news an MRI detected two tumors in his brain.

“Looking at Dave you’d never know anything is wrong with him. He’s always seemed in such good health and this whole stem of problems came from nowhere,” Abby said.

The family’s situation was further complicated on Aug. 15 when the family’s vehicle was rear-ended while Abby was stopped at a red light on Eighth Street in Wyoming.

Abby only had scratches, but the family was left without transportation, making getting to out-of-town medical appointments even more difficult.

“I was crying to so bad and this was honestly the last thing we needed,” Abby said.” “I was hurt physically but also mentally just thinking, ‘Oh my god, how will Dave get to his appointments now?’”

The family has since been able to get a new car. Now they can focus on trying to get Dave well without the additional worry about travel.

“We’re hopeful with modern medicine that this will be something that can be overcome but it’s always hard knowing that so many people suffer and die from cancer,” Abby said. “It’s terrifying.”

If you would like to help the Javicks directly, visit, https://www.gofundme.com/please-help-the-javicks