Cedric's Brain Surgery Recovery Fund

$13,320 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 192 people in 27 months
On May 29th, 2017 I refused to allow another emergency room to turn me away, as I knew that something needed to be done about my wonderful son Cedric. Over the past month he has been on a steady decline starting with irritability and nausea, and finally with inability to focus, lack of appetite, and lack of coordination with his right side. I assumed the worst and insisted on an MRI. I never expected my greatest fear to come true. Takoda and I learned on May 30, 2017 that our perfect boy has a 6cm by 3cm tumour in the left ventricle of his brain. Thankfully we brought him into Children's Hospital in Vancouver just to be safe, so we are in the best possible hands. Cedric will be going in for an operation on Friday June 2nd, 2017 to remove as much of the tumour as possible. Following his operation the neurosurgery team will be doing a pathology to determine whether it is benign or cancerous. Unfortunately this leaves both Takoda and I off of work for an indefinite amount of time. Our day to day life already consisted of scraping by paycheck to paycheck, and this is a huge setback. We are going through one of the hardest things any parents could have to deal with, and if you can spare even $5 to relieve some of our stresses we would be forever thankful. Thank you so much for the read. Even more than money we need every single prayer, positive vibration, and healing thought that everyone reading this can send
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Today was our big appointment with oncology to learn the pathology of our boy's tumour.

What Cedric has is called an atypical choroid plexus papilloma grade 2, which is very rare. It was confirmed through various scans that there was a "gross total resection" which means that the tumour has been 100% removed. It was localized, meaning that there are no other tumours growing elsewhere in the brain and spinal column. He does not require chemotherapy, and there is only a 17% that it may return and if that is the case we will explore chemotherapy as necessary.

Cedric will be closely monitored by Oncology with MRI scans every three months for several years, possibly less frequently as time goes on. We will also be doing genetic testing with Cedric, mommy, nana, and some of the "Head" side of the family to see if there is a link between the various cancers we've had in the family as well as all of the congenital heart disease to see if we can find which gene to watch for and to learn more.

We still have a long road ahead of us but we are so so grateful that we are not dealing with cancer in our baby boy.

A huge thank you to every single person who has sent love and healing thoughts to us today, and to everyone who has donated to our family
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We did it! We busted out!

Discharged this morning on no painkillers except for Tylenol and Advil! We are still awaiting the pathology results, as they need to do additional stains but I am so happy to be back home with my boys!

We stopped for a lovely brunch with Nana then hit the road!

We'll be seeing a physiotherapist and possibly other specialists while he regains use of his muscles in his legs, as well as an optometrist to see if there's any vision loss from the surgery. We will also be back and forth with the neurologist frequently over the next year, then less frequently as time goes on.

Please keep praying that it's not cancer and that we don't need to add oncologists onto our "to do" lists!

Thank you again for all of the emotional and financial support ❤️
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It's been so long since we've seen this smile my love, we're so happy to have you back.

We have received news that the tumour has been completely removed, and the pathology is looking hopeful that we're not dealing with cancer.

Unfortunately, due to the location of the tumour he will need to relearn how to walk, and regain his right arm's function to full capacity. I am so unbelievably proud of this little man. He's come so far in four days since his surgery, and I can't wait to have my baby back. I've missed his smiles, his laughs, and everything that makes him special.

We are so lucky ❤️
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I know I've said it before but Takoda and I are beyond amazed with how much financial and emotional support that everyone has sent our way. We look forward to spending lots of time with our baby once he's ready to come home ❤️

Day one post craniotomy and he's restless. My little champion has been so brave and he just wants to go home. Every time he sees a doctor or a nurse he says "open door, bye bye". There's a fair bit of swelling but the main issue is the anxiety. He just wants mommy and daddy and tries so hard to not sleep, he just wants us next to him. Fingers crossed that we can get him to sleep soon so that his little body can heal.

Please continue sending healing thoughts so that we can bring our brave boy home sooner than expected ❤️
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Rob Fujisan
27 months ago
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When you see this, get Takoda to check his email, I had to wire there as gofundme wouldn't accept my donation. Thoughts and prayers out to Cedric. Stay strong little guy! You can do this!

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Marianne Cote
27 months ago
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Sending loving healing thoughts your way.

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Debbie Gogolin
26 months ago

Such great news ! It is so wonderful that we have the healthcare facilities that we do ! I was talking Your in our hearts & prayers.

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Eileen Loh
26 months ago

I'm so happy to hear about Cedric bouncing back so well! What a little fighter! Lots of love for continued good progress ❤️❤️

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Jeanné Fox
26 months ago

How wonderful! He's a trooper. I hope you will all be home soon and the months and years ahead are full of good progress, health & happiness! ❤️

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Jeanné Fox
26 months ago

Wonderful news!

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GoFundMe Team
26 months ago
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Laara Tylor
26 months ago

I pray that The Lord will Bless little Cedric and heal him completely! Keeping watch over him, keeping him safe from danger and harm, Sickness,Diseases and Viruses too!

DG
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DEL&EARL GREER
26 months ago

Glad you're looking so well. Lots of Love and best wishes. Grandma Del&Earl

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E Ryan
26 months ago
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Anonymous
26 months ago
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Kim and Darren Buckley
26 months ago
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Fauna Church
26 months ago
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Angela Ryll
26 months ago
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Love and prayers your way for a full recovery little man! You're in good hands at that hospital and you're also in Gods hands. xo

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Pamela Buckshon
26 months ago
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Rob Fujisan
27 months ago
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When you see this, get Takoda to check his email, I had to wire there as gofundme wouldn't accept my donation. Thoughts and prayers out to Cedric. Stay strong little guy! You can do this!

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Marianne Cote
27 months ago
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Sending loving healing thoughts your way.

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Debbie Gogolin
26 months ago

Such great news ! It is so wonderful that we have the healthcare facilities that we do ! I was talking Your in our hearts & prayers.

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Eileen Loh
26 months ago

I'm so happy to hear about Cedric bouncing back so well! What a little fighter! Lots of love for continued good progress ❤️❤️

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Jeanné Fox
26 months ago

How wonderful! He's a trooper. I hope you will all be home soon and the months and years ahead are full of good progress, health & happiness! ❤️

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Jeanné Fox
26 months ago

Wonderful news!

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