Brain Tumors Aint Cheap

$27,360 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 292 people in 40 months
After experiencing a numbness in Tim's hand and face, an MRI showed that Tim has an Oligodendroglioma brain tumor, near his right motor strip, that needs to be treated.  I created this fund for those who feel it in their hearts to donate to help Timmy and I afford the medical bills & treatments that he needs, and get Timmy back on his surfboard and back to living a healthy, exciting life! If you know Tim, you know that he is one of the most positive people on the planet. He's very strong and we will get through this. He wants nothing more than to be back out on the water, surfing and teaching others to surf! We thank everyone, from the bottom of our hearts, for your love, prayers and support! This money will help us pay for bills, medical expenses, and expensive  healthcare, that will likely be ongoing for the rest of Tim’s life.  Tim will work as much & as hard as he can, but chemo & radiation treatments make it challenging to nearly impossible to work. Any remaining funds will be donated to Brain Tumor Research (as this is technically an incurable illness).

Sincerly, 
Amy Reda
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Just an update: Kicking cancers butt! Today’s MRI shows that Tim’s tumor is stable. It’s been 3.5 yrs since diagnosis and 2 years since the completion of treatment (chemo, radiation, & natural alternative therapies). Specialists don’t think this tumor will ever totally go away; we just do everything we can to stop it from growing. If it starts growing again, chemo (& maybe surgery) would be recommended again. Tim is doing awesome, has been working his butt off at our surf school & is ready to become a papa in September (he’s going to be an incredible one)! Thank you to EVERYONEs continued support and love. I’ve learned that survivors often need more support after diagnosis & treatment (and I hope to offer that to others). Love you all!
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Great News!... Tim’s MRI today looked great and Tim’s tumor remains stable. And for all of you that don’t know, we’re also expecting a baby in September! We had to put a hold on this while going through Chemo (& a bit after) and then we were a little nervous that we might never get pregnant naturally. But we’ve been blessed with many miracles lately! We’ve already reached our goal here, which completely helped us pay for all of the sudden, unforeseen medical bills. But I continue to use this Gofundme to communicate with those who’ve so greatly helped us, and to keep you all posted with these emails. We are forever grateful for all of you for showing us so much love and giving us strength.
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Take that brain cancer
Tim’s MRI results today showed that Tim’s tumor remains stable. No new growth. Most of the side effects from the tumor & treatment are gone. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a little afraid of the future. However, our present moment is full of joy & adventure, and that’s where I choose to remain. Thank you for all of the love and support; sending it right back at you! ❤️
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MRI showed that Tim’s tumor is stable, which is great news! This means no chemotherapy or treatment is needed at this time. We hope to get this result (or a sign of shrinkage) at all of the rest of the MRIs, which take place every 3 months! Thank you everyone for all of your love & support
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Lisa Morehead Pavlik
40 months ago
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All our love and prayers!!

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Suzanne van Houden
39 months ago
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You two are an inspiration to me (and so many others I'm sure). I think of you often and your romantic love story. It gives me hope and reminds me beautiful things are everywhere we just have to be open to the possibilities. I send good vibes your way everyday. I'm so fortunate that I was able to have my first surf lesson with Tim. I love telling the story how he didn't have the keys to the board closet and I got to surf on his personal green board. I could hear Amy in the background saying "Are you sure?" and Tim said "She looks athletic I think it will be ok." It might sound silly but at 47 that made me feel pretty cool. Sending so much love to you guys!!

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Kristi Carter
39 months ago
1
1

Praying for all involved and especially you Amy and Tim! May God give you strength and peace as you walk thru this very tough season. Hang tight and don't give up

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Marissa Allen
39 months ago
1
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Is Tim taking visitors this week? Kealoha wanted to say hi!

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Pamela
3 months ago

So happy for you two! Look forward to meeting your little nugget ❤️

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Jude
6 months ago

Great for you both. Live in the Moment. Like some of your past fun on the last trip..... Love and prayers for cont. good results. You are blessed with the love and prayers of so many. Thinking all this helps tremendously.

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Jude
9 months ago

You both have shown us Faith, Commitment and Great Love. Always close in mind, with a big space in my and so many other hearts. Love you! Blessings each day to you!

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Jude Detloff
18 months ago

Great, no more radiation. Blessings of Love. You most likely found the lemon cure idea your mom sent out. Wishing you both a wonderful and miraculous year.

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Robin Chesnie
18 months ago

Yes, that seems to be some good news for the New Year and you all look like one happy family, and Daisy still steels my heart!!

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Jules Augustus Rush
18 months ago

So happy he's doing well! Much love to you both and hope you score some awesome waves in 2018!! :)

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Jude Detloff
32 months ago

It was so fantastic to see both of you and meet you, Amy. No words can be said for the Love felt all around. Tim looks good despite the wt. loss. You are both so beautiful and radiate it. I appreciate those words of wisdom, Tim, and you are both in my daily prayers as is your families and friends. I was blessed by you as so many are,,,, Love and keep up with you dig...

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Robin Chesnie
32 months ago

That is such great news. Some of the posts I have seen lately make it look like life as usual, even though we all know its been a rough road, and we are so inspired by how you both have handled this. We are anxious to hear the good news after the 20th!! BTW, Graeme became a dad to a beautiful little girl on November 25th! Can you believe that!!!

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Jude Detloff
33 months ago

Bless You Both. Has been a huge trial and you are both most amazing. Miracles do happen just as Tim coming into this world and into many hearts was a miracle... and Amy, such forbearance and strength right along with Tim. So sure all of this and that amazing group who has opened hearts of prayer along with pocketbooks, as they could, has been blessed by all the sharing, truth and trials. It is about the Universe and Tim and Amy and we are part of the perfect plan, tho, hard to understand. Some say, the chaos is the sprouting of angels wings as folks evolve to help grow and solve some worlds of trouble and I know you are part of every single one of ours growth into the trusting and awakening to the possibilities that are present if we grab and hang on for the ride... and yours is not easy or pretty, but we stand with you. I only hope that this has opened more hearts to love and health of heart and mind to prepare for the coming changes we shall all be part of. I know you two and those who cared are inspiring to all the rest of us. May Our Sweet and Eternal Divine and all the wonders of this world fill your day as yet, more trials to come. I know of your strength Timmy and Amy is so amazing with both of you standing firm in Love and Faith. So many blessings to you and all will be by you side as the effort continues... as there is no greater power than the 'True Love' that pours your way.... and more to come.

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Kristi Carter
34 months ago

Every day is a gift and I am so happy that financial issues aren't going to be a worry! Focus on the blessings- God is amazing and Tim is proof again of the power of prayer! In our thoughts and prayers- Kristi & Peyton

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Robin Chesnie
35 months ago

Rick and I think of you both often and are so glad for this update. It is encouraging that Timmy is getting out and surfing and working with the camp. Being able to do what he loves is important. Sending good thoughts your way, as always.

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Deirdre Hickey Sturm
37 months ago

Sending you lots of love Timmy. There is light at the end of this tunnel, believe me I know!

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Suzanne van Houden
39 months ago

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$20
Gina Yu
2 months ago

Tim, Hope your speedy recovery, bless u and your family. Always good to see u at blackie. Gina.

JS
$20
Joseph Santiago
2 months ago
GT
$100
George Turk
3 months ago
1
1
KD
$25
Kate Davey
3 months ago
CT
$25
Chris Teig
4 months ago

We need more people like you in the water so keep fighting and stay strong.

MD
$20
Michael Durland
6 months ago

I remember nothing but good times with Tim. Best wishes bro

$25
Mir Randa
6 months ago

You got this Tim!

SG
$20
Shawn Grona
9 months ago
WM
$50
William Mattson
9 months ago

Thanks for being an awesome surf teacher!

$100
Anonymous
9 months ago
Lisa Morehead Pavlik
40 months ago
2
2

All our love and prayers!!

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Suzanne van Houden
39 months ago
1
1

You two are an inspiration to me (and so many others I'm sure). I think of you often and your romantic love story. It gives me hope and reminds me beautiful things are everywhere we just have to be open to the possibilities. I send good vibes your way everyday. I'm so fortunate that I was able to have my first surf lesson with Tim. I love telling the story how he didn't have the keys to the board closet and I got to surf on his personal green board. I could hear Amy in the background saying "Are you sure?" and Tim said "She looks athletic I think it will be ok." It might sound silly but at 47 that made me feel pretty cool. Sending so much love to you guys!!

+ Read More
Kristi Carter
39 months ago
1
1

Praying for all involved and especially you Amy and Tim! May God give you strength and peace as you walk thru this very tough season. Hang tight and don't give up

+ Read More
Marissa Allen
39 months ago
1
1

Is Tim taking visitors this week? Kealoha wanted to say hi!

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Pamela
3 months ago

So happy for you two! Look forward to meeting your little nugget ❤️

+ Read More
Jude
6 months ago

Great for you both. Live in the Moment. Like some of your past fun on the last trip..... Love and prayers for cont. good results. You are blessed with the love and prayers of so many. Thinking all this helps tremendously.

+ Read More
Jude
9 months ago

You both have shown us Faith, Commitment and Great Love. Always close in mind, with a big space in my and so many other hearts. Love you! Blessings each day to you!

+ Read More
Jude Detloff
18 months ago

Great, no more radiation. Blessings of Love. You most likely found the lemon cure idea your mom sent out. Wishing you both a wonderful and miraculous year.

+ Read More
Robin Chesnie
18 months ago

Yes, that seems to be some good news for the New Year and you all look like one happy family, and Daisy still steels my heart!!

+ Read More
Jules Augustus Rush
18 months ago

So happy he's doing well! Much love to you both and hope you score some awesome waves in 2018!! :)

+ Read More
Jude Detloff
32 months ago

It was so fantastic to see both of you and meet you, Amy. No words can be said for the Love felt all around. Tim looks good despite the wt. loss. You are both so beautiful and radiate it. I appreciate those words of wisdom, Tim, and you are both in my daily prayers as is your families and friends. I was blessed by you as so many are,,,, Love and keep up with you dig...

+ Read More
Robin Chesnie
32 months ago

That is such great news. Some of the posts I have seen lately make it look like life as usual, even though we all know its been a rough road, and we are so inspired by how you both have handled this. We are anxious to hear the good news after the 20th!! BTW, Graeme became a dad to a beautiful little girl on November 25th! Can you believe that!!!

+ Read More
Jude Detloff
33 months ago

Bless You Both. Has been a huge trial and you are both most amazing. Miracles do happen just as Tim coming into this world and into many hearts was a miracle... and Amy, such forbearance and strength right along with Tim. So sure all of this and that amazing group who has opened hearts of prayer along with pocketbooks, as they could, has been blessed by all the sharing, truth and trials. It is about the Universe and Tim and Amy and we are part of the perfect plan, tho, hard to understand. Some say, the chaos is the sprouting of angels wings as folks evolve to help grow and solve some worlds of trouble and I know you are part of every single one of ours growth into the trusting and awakening to the possibilities that are present if we grab and hang on for the ride... and yours is not easy or pretty, but we stand with you. I only hope that this has opened more hearts to love and health of heart and mind to prepare for the coming changes we shall all be part of. I know you two and those who cared are inspiring to all the rest of us. May Our Sweet and Eternal Divine and all the wonders of this world fill your day as yet, more trials to come. I know of your strength Timmy and Amy is so amazing with both of you standing firm in Love and Faith. So many blessings to you and all will be by you side as the effort continues... as there is no greater power than the 'True Love' that pours your way.... and more to come.

+ Read More
Kristi Carter
34 months ago

Every day is a gift and I am so happy that financial issues aren't going to be a worry! Focus on the blessings- God is amazing and Tim is proof again of the power of prayer! In our thoughts and prayers- Kristi & Peyton

+ Read More
Robin Chesnie
35 months ago

Rick and I think of you both often and are so glad for this update. It is encouraging that Timmy is getting out and surfing and working with the camp. Being able to do what he loves is important. Sending good thoughts your way, as always.

+ Read More
Deirdre Hickey Sturm
37 months ago

Sending you lots of love Timmy. There is light at the end of this tunnel, believe me I know!

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Suzanne van Houden
39 months ago
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