Norma & Trent Brooks Medical Fund

$3,065 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 37 people in 33 months
HOUBBQ Festival
on behalf of Trent Brooks
Above: Norma & Trent Brooks, and Trent's dad, Freddie. 

Trent & Norma Brooks own the Brooks' Place BBQ trailer in Cypress Texas and are loyal members of the Houston barbecue community. It is a true "mom-and-pop" operation - Norma makes the sides (those fantastic garlic smashed potatoes!) and Trent smokes the meat including superb brisket, pork ribs, sausage and a fantastic oxtail dish. 

Recently, Norma suffered a stroke. She is back at home and recovering well with the help of her whole family. She is in the process of seeing specialists and will soon begin physical therapy.

Fortunately, they did have health insurance (at significant cost, as any self-employed person will tell you) but the insurance will only cover a certain percentage.

The purpose of this fundraising campaign is to help Trent & Norma with their current significant medical costs not covered by insurance and to ensure enough funds will be available in the future so Norma will continue to receive the best medical treatment.

All funds collected will go directly to these medical costs. 

Trent & Norma have contributed to the Houston barbecue community through their enthusiastic participation in local barbecue events, as well as making direct monetary contributions to other fundraising camapaigns. 

We now ask that the Houston barbecue community support Trent & Norma in their time of financial need. Any contribution is greatly appreciated!

The Houston Barbecue Festival team

PS. A barbecue fundraiser event benefitting Trent & Norma  is in the works, so watch for more details!
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Unfortunately there's been a setback in Norma's recovery. While recovering from the stroke, doctors discovered cancer throughout her body, most urgently, colon rectal cancer. From Trent:

"The diagnosis is stage 4 colon rectal cancer. We are fighting this for a cure regardless of the diagnosis. It's going to be a long hard fight but it won't be easy. Thank you!"

As mentioned before, the family does have health insurance, though it will not cover nearly all of the expenses. Also, Trent has had to cut back on opening hours at the trailer to take Norma to her treatments. Any additional gifts are greatly appreciated.
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Update from Trent Brooks: Almost 2 months ago, our lives changed. Mrs Brooks is doing ok. Her recent doctors visit showed she's a severe anemic and is losing a lot of weight. She doesn't have alot of energy or strength and get exhausted quickly. She keeps going but some days are worst than others. Thank you for your prayers as our fight continues.
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$3,065 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 37 people in 33 months
Created June 15, 2016
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Natalie Grubbs
22 months ago

Praying for God's healing!

Dawn Edwards
32 months ago

♥ Prayers

Sean F
32 months ago

GOD BLESS YOU Norma and Trent!

Lonnie Brooks Sr.
32 months ago

Keep pushing

Jeff Hunt
32 months ago
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