Mason Saldana Needs Our Help!

Mason Saldana, current President of the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Student Section and recent winner of ICA/ADOSH Chairman’s Special Recognition Award for best up and coming Safety Professional of 2017, has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. This comes just weeks after his graduation from ERAU with his Master of Science in Safety Science. A Go-Fund-Me account has been set-up to help defray medical expenses while he is at/near UCLA for medical treatment.To read more, click below or follow this link to go to his donation page.

Last month the world was Mason’s oyster having just graduated with his Master’s degree in Safety from the prestigious Embry Riddell Aeronautic University. He was getting his resume and applications out into the world and after a short family vacation, was ready to embark in the profession he’d worked long and hard to prepare for.

Three weeks ago while heading out on a family celebratory vacation Mason felt a severe pain in his abdomen and the diagnosis has been a devastating blow. Mason has been diagnosed with a very, very, rare form of cancer, Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumor (DSRCT). Since this cancer was named in 1989, less than 2% of all cancer patients in the world have been diagnosed with this rare sarcoma. To date, about 200 cases have been diagnosed.

Mason is an amazing person, an honorable son, a great brother, a smart and contributing member of his university community, a budding young professional. His education tells him this is a great challenge, but his passion for life and everyone he has touched along the way, will be his strength and support in beating this cancer.

Ironically, while at Embry-Riddle, Mason was a volunteer for cancer funds raising. Together with his appeal for life, overall friendliness and respect for others, (not to mention his incredibly enviable head of hair) Mason was loved and respected by many in return.

Today, Mason Saldana, MS, GSP is the recipient of the Arizona Chapter of American Society of Safety Engineers Inaugural Student of the Year Award. This award is in recognition of his continual hard work, leadership and dedication to the chapter throughout the past year. Unfortunately, he has been hospitalized in California and will not be in attendance to receive this award in person. As always he is there in spirit.

This is Mason, giving his all to everything in life.

The amount of this Gofundme has been carefully budgeted. There is no excess. This amount is to help him stay near UCLA for the next year. The next 6 months are going to give him a run for his money and that’s what we are doing here. Making sure he is in the race. Please feel free to contact us for any financial justification.

We are all in this to help this incredible young man live a long, loving life in the service of others.