Courageous Christopher's Battle

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Raised by 13 people in 33 months
Elisha Lynn Kime-Thompson   GROVETOWN, GA
Courageous Christopher is a page dedicated to our son, Christopher Thompson. You can also search on Facebook for Courageous Christopher to keep up with his story! Christopher is an 8 year old boy who is so full of life despite the complications he faces everyday due to a life threatening brain tumor. He was diagnosed in July of 2011 & life hasn't been the same for him since. Christopher had emergency brain surgery to relieve hydrocephalus & tonsillar herniation. Christopher had... a shunt put in to relieve the pressure. Since then he has also had surgery to insert an ommaya reservoir catheter for injections of interferon (chemo-like drug). Since July 2011 we have tried several rounds of intracystic interferon which seemed to work for 3 months. After 3 months we continued to see growth. A new treatment was published this past summer that we decided to try.....Pegylated Interferon Treatments. The same type of (chemo like drug) but administered through an injection in the leg. We have tried 2 rounds of that & received great news after the first round. So, we decided to do a second round in which we received devastating news on September 10th, 2013. Christopher's tumor showed growth again. At this point we have basically hit a brick wall with treatment options. At this time there is no more treatment options available for this type of tumor. As parents it breaks our hearts to hear this......our next step will be surgery. Christopher will have an Endoscopic Endonasal Approach. He is scheduled for surgery November 6th, 2013. We ask for prayers that we have no complications & a speedy recovery! Our goal is to enjoy the time we have now & make as many memories as we can. Christopher lives a normal life & we want to continue his life as normal as we can. Christopher copes with his cancer by singing songs from his ALL TIME FAVORITE COUNTRY SINGER LUKE BRYAN!! He someday hopes to be just like Luke Bryan :) Christopher calls himself "FAMOUS" because of how he sings karaoke & has been interviewed by the news! Maybe one day his wish will come true to be face to face with Luke Bryan :) To see Christopher right now, you would think nothing is wrong with him! His physical appearance does not match his MRI scans. He can literally break it down rocking out to some Luke Bryan music!! He truly is a walking miracle. We know God performs miracles everyday & we continue to pray that we will continue to receive a miracle with Christopher's life. God's love is everlasting & He is so faithful.....He continues to bless our family everyday. We stand strong knowing that He will not give us more than we can handle & we continue to hold on to HOPE that our child will one day be "TUMOR FREE!" We ask that you share this page with anyone.....Christopher would LOVE to know that so many people support him. Prayers work & for every person that knows about Christopher that is more prayers going up for him. We appreciate everyone's love, support & prayers during a very difficult time!

So many people have asked if we had something online for donations. We figured this would be a great way for people to donate to our family as they see fit! Again, we thank each of you from the bottom of our hearts.....you all truly mean so much to us!
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Update 2
7 months ago
Many of you already know from reading Courageous Christopher's FB page, but we were recently denied for Christopher's secondary insurance. We have been covered with Blue Cross Blue Shield for many years & are still covered with them. Christopher received Katie Beckett Medicaid as a secondary coverage due to our income being to high for Social Security. Katie Beckett paid anything that Blue Cross didn't pay....(prescription copays, doctor copays, MRI copays, surgery copays etc.) This is a huge hit for us financially....God will continue to provide for us!
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Update 1
23 months ago
Support Childhood Cancer Awareness Month & support Courageous Christopher :) Our family is forever grateful for support & the prayers....they especially mean the most!!!
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$1,400 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 13 people in 33 months
Created October 23, 2013
Elisha Lynn Kime-Thompson  
  Medical   GROVETOWN, GA
$100
Anonymous
1 month ago
JB
$40
Jeanie & Lloyd Brown
2 months ago

Prayers for all of you! I marvel at your perserverence! We still serve a Mighty and Awesome GOD!

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$150
Anonymous
6 months ago
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7 months ago
AH
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Ann Hutchins
11 months ago
$250
Anonymous
11 months ago
$250
Anonymous
19 months ago
TF
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The Dukes Family
19 months ago

Praying for Christopher and his family!

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Anonymous
31 months ago
VC
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Vicki Childs
32 months ago

Hugs to a special young Man!

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