CHRISTIAN'S MEDICAL FUND

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Raised by 56 people in 20 months
My name is Christian Oman.  I was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma (brain cancer) when I was 6 years old and lost my eyesight from the brain tumor.  I went through 1 year of chemotherapy and multiple radiation treatments in 2007-2008.  I had been cancer free for the last several years while suffering with multiple medical problems from the long term effects of chemotherapy.  

I have just recently been diagnosed with recurring Medulloblastoma in my brain which has now spread to the spine.  While being told that there was nothing that could be done at this point, my mom has not given up hope and is working tirelessly to find clinical trials and treatments available in other states.  We believe we have found hope in a clinical trial that is currently being done at Boston's Children's Hospital/Dana Farber Children's Cancer Institute.  This will require a lot of medical and travel expenses for my family.  This fund will help with those expenses not covered by insurance.  I cannot tell you how much your help will mean to me and to my family.  This treatment, if I am a candidate could help to save my life...your help will allow me to seek this treatment.  I still have a lot of fight left in me and am not ready to give up yet...thank you so much for all the support, love, and especially prayers that I continue to receive from all of you!  God Bless!
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Friday, January 20, 2017

Christian Update:

Christian has been in MUSC for almost a week now. He has been hooked up to wires for his EEG since day one with nothing happening...finally today he had two episodes of what we have been witnessing with him over the last few months continually getting worse. They were able to pick 2 seizures in a few hours today. The neurologist said they are from the chemo and radiation treatment he had years ago. He will now start treatment for the seizures and hopefully that will help him feel better. He had is feeding tube changed while there so that is done for now. We will follow up with oncology and neurology in 4 weeks and go from there...special thank to Patrick Callahan of the Hanahan Police Department for visiting him today and bringing the canine to visit as well! That made his day! Huge hugs and love to everyone who visited and called to check on him....

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Tuesday, January 17, 2016
Update

Christian has just been admitted to the hospital at MUSC for seizures. They have hooked him up to have an EEG over the next several days and possibly another MRI even though he just had one 2 weeks ago. Neuro surgery will also be meeting with us sometime this week about the blood clot near his shunt...as well as the neuro oncology team and neurology team...Please continue to keep him in your prayers! I will post updates through this website since it is easier to get the word out to everyone this way.
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1-6-2017 Update on Christian

It is with a broken heart that we received the news yesterday that the medulloblastoma has spread to several other areas in the brain. Christian has what is called leptomeningeal mestastases which means that the cancer is now in the meninges (lining) of the brain. We are still waiting for the CSF results to come back to see if it has spread up the spine. The neuro-oncologist will meet with the Tumor Board next Thursday to discuss our options (chemo vs no treatment). Unfortunately there is no cure, we are just trying to prolong his life for as long as possible. They have estimated he may have up to a year but cannot guarantee that time. Only God knows how long he will bless us all with this amazing child. We have a lot of decisions to make going forward and needless to say this has been a very emotional two days for all of us and there are no words to express what we are going through right now...It is heart wrenching to have to watch your child go through such a horrible disease. We don't want him to suffer but we also want him with us for as long as possible, I pray for God's guidance with all the decisions that we are facing. It has been an amazing thing to watch all the lives this child has touched in his short life....he brings such light and laughter to everyone he meets, he has such an amazing attitude and faith in God and I am so proud to be his mother...please continue to pray for our family as we try to make the most of the precious time we have left with our amazing son!

God Bless!
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Happy New Year! Just wanted to update everyone on Christian...Now that the holidays are over we are back to reality (we tried to take a break for the holidays knowing what was coming in January). We are now at a critical point and Christian will once again have an MRI and Lumbar Puncture tomorrow at MUSC to determine if the tumor has spread or enlarged in his brain and if the cells in the spinal fluid have spread. Obviously this has been a very scary time and we continue to wait for his miracle. We will meet with the Neuro-Oncologist on Friday afternoon to discuss the new findings and decide how to proceed from there. Christian continues to be the most courageous person I have ever known with an unbelievable attitude about it all. While we do have our moments of tears together we can continue to keep our thoughts and prayers focused on God since he is the one in control. I ask once again for all of you to keep in your prayers as we receive the news about his tests tomorrow. I thank everyone for all the texts, phone calls, cards and definitely the prayers...they are making a difference for him! I will try to keep all of you informed through facebook once we have the results. God Bless!
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Brianna Crosby
20 months ago

Christian is in my class at Stratford high and I've been praying for him to get better and he's definitely a sweetheart I eat lunch with him!!!

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Dick Mclauchlin
16 months ago

Good luck susan

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Joan Bergmann
16 months ago

I will keep you in my prayers

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Becky Coffey
17 months ago

Best Wishes. We ate all rooting for you!

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17 months ago
Brianna Crosby
20 months ago

Christian is in my class at Stratford high and I've been praying for him to get better and he's definitely a sweetheart I eat lunch with him!!!

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