Brain Tumors Aint Cheap

$26,430 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 273 people in 26 months
After experiencing a strange numbness in Tim's hands and face, we discovered 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 Timmy, 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 hearts, for your love, prayers and support! This money will help us pay for bills, medical expenses, and healthcare (possibly over the next several years), while Tim cant work at this time. Any remaining funds will be donated to Brain Tumor Research!

Sincerly, 
Amy Reda
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Tim’s latest MRI results showed that his tumor is stable (meaning it hasn’t grown). That’s good news. He’s currently not doing any treatments or taking any medications. He gets MRIs for the next 3 months...for the rest of his life.
The concern is that most (I kindof don’t want to say “all”) of these types of brain tumors start growing again. And if Tim’s did show signs of growth, then the common course is to treat it again with more chemo, alternative treatments and/or surgery.
It’s pretty wild and overwhelming to have this hanging over your head. I think it feels different for Tim than it does for me...but both of us still have/had a lot of mental & emotional processing to do.
Some days we really don’t think about it, and other days it really affects us. Some days I feel really fortunate that Tim’s tumor responded well to all of the treatments, and that we’re both here to live another day. Other days (especially before MRIs), we cry all day and are overwhelmed with anxiety.
But we are reminded to enjoy the little things, because life can be short. You also really never know what the future holds. We live very much in the present moment. We’ve also come away with a lot more gratitude and appreciation for our life, friends and family.
Timmy’s being teaching/coaching a lot and shaping some boards too!
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Happy New Year friends! We finally got Timmy's MRI results back (it took awhile this time), and the scan shows that Tim's tumor is stable/still the same size as before. This is what doctors want to see. Tim will continue to have these MRIs for the rest of his life (every 3 months for now). To answer everyone's common questions: Tim is done with radiation, forever. Tim is done with chemo for now, and hopefully never has to do take it again. There's technically no "cure" for this tumor. Most experts expect it to start growing again at some point in time. If that happens, Tim might attack it again with Chemo/Temodar. Brain Surgery/Resection could also be an option. However, many patients who chose this option have pretty undesireable outcomes. So Tim isn't choosing a total resection at this time. In addition, Tim's amazing doctor believes that, with improvements in modern medicine, there's a huge chance that this tumor isn't going to take Timmy down. There are also a lot of natural, alternative solutions that we have hope in as well. We're looking forward to hopefully a much more peaceful year, with still some, but a lot less, visits to the hospital. We're wishing you all a peaceful year, filled with blessings. Thank you for all of your love, care and support.
Tim Daisy and I spent NYE day hiking & surfing in NorCal
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Happy Holidays everyone! Over Christmas, Tim & I thought a lot about everyone who has supported us, lifted us up and loved us! Today, Timmy is at a routine MRI scan. We use to feel very nervous going to these, but we're feeling a bit better these days! Tim is off of all medications, and is doing well. We pray that the only thing that grows on the rest of this journey is our hearts, our courage and our love (and not this tumor). Timmy will continue with MRIs for the rest of his life, and we pray that they will continue to have stable results, as they've recently been showing!!! Tim continues to charge through this, through life,...still following his dreams, while helping others follow their dreams along the way! We've already reached our donation goal. This is just a way to update those who've helped! Thank you!!! You are always on our minds. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
MRI Dec 26, 2017
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Hi all! Here to update everyone....Good results from today's MRI! Timmy's tumor remains stable. Many people keep asking if he's in remission or if the tumor's gone...there's "technically" no cure for this tumor; but Timmy has thrown in the whole kitchen sink and all of his strength into fighting this...and over the course of it, his tumor has shrunk a little bit, and his symptoms seem to be going away. He's done with standard treatment, and you can only pray & hope that he won't have to do it again, or at least for a very long time.
This has been an incredibly challenging year and a half, to say the least. There were moments where we both wanted to run away and hide (sometimes together, sometimes away from each other :). But we are so fortunate to have our loving, compassionate tribe ...of family, friends,
employees/instructors, doctors & nurses ...who have all helped us in many different ways! We've grown so much from this experience, and will no doubt continue to grow. When you're looking death in the face, I think that tends to happen.
There's always something to be thankful for each day...I can usually find at least 10 things.

Until the next MRI (which take place every 3 months!), Timmy needs more surf & less donuts ;) Doctor's orders! We can't thank everyone enough for all of the love, support, strength, generosity, compassion and heart-felt care ❤️
Waiting for MRI results in LA today
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Lisa Morehead Pavlik
26 months ago
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All our love and prayers!!

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Suzanne van Houden
25 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
26 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
26 months ago
1
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Is Tim taking visitors this week? Kealoha wanted to say hi!

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Jude Detloff
5 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
5 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
5 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
18 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
18 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
20 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
20 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
21 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
24 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
25 months ago

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Hallette Salazar
2 months ago

I’m in tears. Thank you for reminding me of how precious and tentative life is. Love Hallette

$100
Hawk Gunal
11 months ago
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SS
$250
Stephanie Sibley
11 months ago
1
1

Love the Sibley family! Always thinking of you guys

WM
$100
William Mattson
12 months ago
1
1

You are the BEST surf teacher in the world! You are in my family's thoughts & prayers! You are an awesome person! Xo The Mattson Family

LB
$40
Lily Bui
12 months ago
1
1

Aloha and amor to you, Tim! Thank you for all you do for the surf community here in California and beyond. You are truly a force!

Lisa Morehead Pavlik
26 months ago
2
2

All our love and prayers!!

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Suzanne van Houden
25 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!!

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Kristi Carter
26 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
26 months ago
1
1

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

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Jude Detloff
5 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
5 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
5 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
18 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
18 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
20 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
20 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
21 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
24 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
25 months ago
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