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Final AVM Removal

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Raised by 46 people in 5 months
Created September 4, 2018
Here we go again! Here's a quick update:

After returning from the East Coast, Thomas was given 6 months to a year to heal from his 23.5 hour triple craniotomy and eye removal. He was fortunate enough to get Disability for the year; within that time, we were on the hunt for the best available health insurance that would cover him from coast to coast (since his Motion Picture Insurance can no longer cover him due to not being able to work). Sadly, we came across no insurance companies that can cater to what we need (not to mention the new law on healthcare made it completely impossible for us to begin with).

Thomas' disability has officially run out as of last week and has no health insurance to cover future medical costs. 

Thomas has approval from his Doctor in Boston to move forward with his final surgeries. This last trip will include the removal of his second AVM (arteriovenous malformation) and the correction of his right eye that was not properly fixed in the last surgery. 

The Doctor cares enough to not charge Thomas for his services. The hospital unfortunately is not that giving, in which lies our problem. We will not be able to cover the medical bills on our own this time around especially with no insurance. Considering the total bill of the last round was over a million dollars. This is where we really need help!

We know that the first time around was a lot to ask for to begin with and we thank you all so much for truly going out of your way to helping in such a stressful time. We have been fortunate enough to get some time to prepare for this surgery, but we would rather not wait and just get it over with as soon as possible. 

We know it is tough out there so please, do not go out of your way if you cannot. All of your support truly is what pushes us to continue this journey. We thank you all so much from the bottom of our hearts!
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I want to thank you all so much for your help during the most difficult time of my life. Medically I seem to be over the hardest part but now I must begin from scratch with nothing at almost 40 years of age. I must say I don't see a way out of this dilemma. Unable to drive which in turn makes living in California almost impossible. All of my savings and resources have been tapped. I pray I can stay off the streets, I pray my wife forgives me for the pressure put on her. I did nothing to gain these life threatening ailments I was born with. I only know that I have been fighting my entire life just to keep up with everyone else. I am tired, hurt, beat, dismayed, sad, frustrated and most of all GRATEFUL for whatever lies ahead. I will be shutting this account down in a few days... You all have done so much.

Thank you all.
God bless you.
Tommy.
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Following a successful 4th surgery on the 18th of dec to remove my final AVM. (thank you all for your support). We decided to try to ween me off of my Keppra (seizure medication). It was an unsuccessful attempt. I ended up in the emergency room late last night. I still am not feeling so well. I am resting now to try and regain my strength.

I wish you all and loved ones in life health. It is to never be taken for granted. Bless you all. I will have further updates... But for now I rest.
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Hey all!
Tomorrow 12/18 at 5:30am (eastern time), Thomas will be going into surgery where they will fix the placement of his eye then remove his final AVM.
Thank you all for your love and support. Thank you for taking the time to follow our journey!
We will continue to update you all with how he's doing.
Thank you again!
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Raised by 46 people in 5 months
Created September 4, 2018
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