Medical expenses and travel expenses

$24,355 of $100k goal

Raised by 232 people in 28 months
Rbert Janice Walker Kahaunaele   LOOMIS, CA
Hello viewers. We are here because my son R.J has a rare brain tumor located in his pineal gland. We discovered this 2 years ago. Long before this he was displaying symptoms such as sleep apnea, numbness in his hands and feet, painful migraines that concluded in vomiting, confusion, and memory loss. After discovering my son was officially diagnosed with a brain tumor through an MRI our family has fought for help. We have fundraised for funds and have seen every doctor under the sun. All of which, said that they could not help my son. This brain tumor is just too rare and in the worst spot in the brain. This brain surgery seems to frighten most doctors, so they have made multiple excuses, false explanations, and seem to just want to manage/treat his symptoms instead of addressing his brain tumor that's causing his symptoms. After years of trying and failing, we finally came across Dr. Kim from Huston, Texas. We sent him our years of paper work, medical records, and R.Js MRI's and brain scans. After we thought all hope was lost, this surgeon called us on Wednesday May, 7th 2014. He had personally called us to say that R.J is a perfect candidate for tumor removal and that his symptoms have gone on for far too long. My son has suffered. Dr. Kim made our dreams come true when he said he wants to do surgery on my son. All our hard work and fighting to get my son help finally paid off. Dr. Kim would like to do my sons surgery in July 2014. We are overly greatful for this man. So we hope for help/ donations to make this surgery possible. Everything donated will go directly to R.Js medical, travel, and lodging expenses.
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Update 45
23 months ago
R.J.'s follow up will be on News10 tomorrow /Thursday at 5:00 p.m. :) Just wanted to let you all know . Hugs !
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Update 44
23 months ago
R.J.'s first dance .Welcome to the 7th grade ! I wish for a lot more "FIRST 'S " ...:) His recovery is like a miracle . We are feeling so blessed ! It's amazing ...The power of hope and belief ,love, prayers, and support for all that you have done to make this journey of recovery possible!
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Cheryl Leddington
26 months ago

Dear god please stop this emotional roller coaster this family is on. My tears and heart goes out to you guys. They need your help more than ever. We love you guys!

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Rbert Janice Walker Kahaunaele
27 months ago

Met Leea and her mother Carrieann today ! Thanks for a wonderful visit ,and wanting to help RJ :) Hugs!

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Ana Torres
27 months ago

I have sent this link to all my friends even stars that I have on my fb list as friends. I wish I was a millionare, I would cover everything. But I am not. I have donated what I can. God bless you RJ and you will have your miracle soon. God Bless you and your family....

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Teenie Siewell
27 months ago

Laura Keenan Black RJ is my cousin and my aunt owns a dog grooming shop in Citrus Heights it's called Gentle Touch Pet Salon. I'm sure you could drop your donation off there. And thank you all for your generosity!

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Laura Keenan Black
27 months ago

Are there any local drop off places accepting money?

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Leea Summerse
27 months ago

I wanna help your son so imma try an throw a carwash to get some money please contact me 9167428155 my name is leea

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Rbert Janice Walker Kahaunaele
28 months ago

Thank you Michele ! xxx:) hugs !

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$24,355 of $100k goal

Raised by 232 people in 28 months
Created May 8, 2014
Rbert Janice Walker Kahaunaele     Medical   LOOMIS, CA
$300
Anonymous
20 months ago
$30
Anonymous
24 months ago
EH
$10
Evette Hernandez
25 months ago

Best of luck to you...sending healing your way. May God guide the hands of the surgeon.

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TB
$100
Tracy Brandon
25 months ago

I have a cyst on my Pineal Gland too, and have had two brain surgeries over the years. I'm happy to be donating to a cause so close to my heart. I wish you strength, comfort, and support to get well quickly!

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TF
$25
The Johnson Family
25 months ago

Sending good thoughts your way as you begin your journey to recovery. Best of luck.. You'll do great!

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$10
Anonymous
25 months ago
AZ
$100
Alicia Zeringue
25 months ago

From a local Houstonian who has a son close to your age. Praying for your recovery.

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$50
Anonymous
26 months ago
$25
Anonymous
26 months ago
JB
$25
Jill M Brandt
26 months ago

God Bless you and your Dr.

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Cheryl Leddington
26 months ago

Dear god please stop this emotional roller coaster this family is on. My tears and heart goes out to you guys. They need your help more than ever. We love you guys!

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Rbert Janice Walker Kahaunaele
27 months ago

Met Leea and her mother Carrieann today ! Thanks for a wonderful visit ,and wanting to help RJ :) Hugs!

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Ana Torres
27 months ago

I have sent this link to all my friends even stars that I have on my fb list as friends. I wish I was a millionare, I would cover everything. But I am not. I have donated what I can. God bless you RJ and you will have your miracle soon. God Bless you and your family....

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Teenie Siewell
27 months ago

Laura Keenan Black RJ is my cousin and my aunt owns a dog grooming shop in Citrus Heights it's called Gentle Touch Pet Salon. I'm sure you could drop your donation off there. And thank you all for your generosity!

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Laura Keenan Black
27 months ago

Are there any local drop off places accepting money?

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Leea Summerse
27 months ago

I wanna help your son so imma try an throw a carwash to get some money please contact me 9167428155 my name is leea

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Rbert Janice Walker Kahaunaele
28 months ago

Thank you Michele ! xxx:) hugs !

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