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Bretts Camen Medical expenses!

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Raised by 32 people in 2 months
Brett Camen is a 16-year-old student athlete at Libby High School, participating in football, basketball and track and field. He is a volunteer referee for Libby Youth Soccer and a promising welding technology student.  Since his father’s death in 2012, Brett has taken on the role of man of his family. He works often and plans a career as a welder.


Brett became ill in November 2017, with major headaches and blurry vision loss. Brett was diagnosed with Pseudotumor Cerebri in December of 2017. This uncommon condition causes an excess of cerebrospinal fluid to build up and put pressure on the brain and spine. The symptoms mimic those of a tumor in the brain. Thus far, damage to his optic nerves has caused Brett to lose his sight. Brett has had three spinal taps, been on medications causing other issues, had surgery to put a shunt in his brain, has numerous visits to doctors and specialists in Kalispell every week, and are now facing traveling out of state with an extended stay to find the cause of this, and try to save his vision. His current doctors have no experience with a case as severe as his and have referred him to a specialist hospital that doesn’t take his insurance. Through it all Brett has kept a hopeful, positive state of mind, and a smile that people never forget.


Brett’s mother is disabled. She is the sole provider for the family and these costs are exhausting her already tight budget.  This amazing young man is a wonderful son, brother, and friend to many, and he deserves the best chance to grow into the man he will be. He deserves the best care available. Please help him to access that care!
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Well we have a busy few couple of weeks a head of us and I want to thank everyone who has been there for us in all means of support! It tuley means a great deal to my family. We love you all. Brett has had a great couple of days feeling well and having a bit more energy than normal. We are heading out to Salt Lake City to the Moran Eye Center.. We are also having a spagettii feed tomorrow for Brett at the Elks in Libby!! So if your looking for something to do tomorrow evening come see Brett! I will post on Tuesday after his appointment and let you all know what we find out. Brett is really excited to see what they say, than we head to Seattle the next week and than to a learning weekend right after that to help us all learn how to help brett get around and many other things to help him, All of this comes with many new learning experiences, trials and looking forward to new outcomes for Brett. He has been a great trooper with all of this and Iam not sure I could walk around with a smile on my face as he does. Again I want to thank everyone for your support and I am hoping to take some pictures on this trip and post some pictures of Brett for you all he hasnt really wanted any pictures taken since he got sick, and I have been trying to honor that for him as he has had lots happening and surgerys and scars.
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Today was a productive day for Brett. We got things lined up for school for next year and learned a lot of new things that will be helpful for him. We are going to check on some programs out of state for mobility and orientation trainings for him so he can go to his high school in the fall. Seems like things are starting to come along great for him now! We also had a Brews for Benifits for him tonight and it was a fun time! Thanks for all the supporters that came out to see him tonight! Sunday he has another dinner and than we will be heading out to Utah! The week after we get back we head out to Seattle to do more blood work.. He has lots of busy things happening still, but we are excited for the trainings to see what will help him to live a normal life.. I want to thank everyone for their support it means a great deal to my family! It means more to us than you will know.
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Up date on Brett!!!

We have been busy with appointments again. Brett got his braces off yesterday, YAY!! that will be one less appointment to worry about for a while. Brett does have 2 more kidney stones and they are not going to worry about those right at this moment, as they are not sure what will come of those one right now. Brett seen the hemotology doctors and there are tests that are going to be repeated for a while now as they are not sure if there is issues with what what happening at the time they did the blood work. We leave for salt lake this weekend and are excited to see what that brings answers we hope.... When we get back from there we go back to seattle again. We are also working hard on getting programs set up for Brett to be able to get back into school and finding out what assistive equipment will be good for him. We have been busy meeting many new people and are blessed with all the support we recieve from our community and others around the world.

This Thursday there is a BREWs FOR BENEFITS
Come down to the Brewery and support Brett Camen and his family!

SEE YOU All THERE May 17,2018 FROM
6-8!

BRETT CAMEN is a local youth who suddenly lost
his vision. $1 from every brew sold from 6-8 goes
directly to Brett. Please help him pay for staggering
medical expenses & the costs to begin his new life..

On Sunday there will also be a dinner from 4-7
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Again we want to thank you all for your support it means the world to us helping get brett back to a normal life and all support is greatly apprecitated from our family!!!
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Finally and update for you all!!! Brett has been busy with doctors apts and even ended up in hospital for a few days. He had a procedure done that was supposed to be in and out and ended up with phneomonia out of it. Poor kid!!! Brett has several apts coming the next couple of weeks... We did go to the eye doctor and his vision isnt gettig worse but not getting better. His optic nerves have damage and now they say the retnias have damage as well and that might be the cause of his vision troubles. I will update more as we get more info. Also Brett had a clot in his head and that may have been the cause of everything going on that was missed (sad)... I love you all and thanks so much for prayers, thoughts, money and anything else anyone has helped with...It means a great deal to my family...
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