Reese Roach's Medical Fund

Here is the story on Reese Roach, everything she has gone through over the past 4 1/2 years. When she was 8 months old we found out that she had something in her optic nerves but the Doctors were not sure of what it was. Immediately they sent us down to Cooks children's hospital trying to find out what was going on with our little girl. The doctors were reassuring us that everything was going to be just fine and it was no big deal, telling us going into her first needle brain biopsy would tell us everything we needed to know. Taking your eight month baby girl and having a needle biopsy is one of the hardest things to ever do, The surgery went well and they said they'd let us know in a couple of days on what the results were, after a few days they got back with us and told us that the needle biopsy was a bad sample that they needed to do another one. Laura and myself completely scared at this point taking our little girl back down to Dallas to Cooks children's hospital for another brain biopsy. The second biopsy was a failure as well them telling us we need to do an open brain surgery to try and figure out what this mass was in our daughters head. Sending everything off they found out what it was and it was a optic pathway glioma Two. As time passed Reese began to lose her vision and is now left completely blind with all the different operations the glasses or just for looks. A year and a half ago the tumor had grown so large that it was the size of a tennis ball and a closed off your brain ventricles. This was killing her immediately rushing into surgery for yet her third open brain surgery having to put in a shunt in her brain ventricles. She has completed over 500 chemo treatments along with 8 weeks of radiation. This past fall after radiation Reese became very sick she ended up having an infection in her port. It was time for another long surgery for her at that time a 4 year-old little girl. The surgery went well but we noticed she started to get sick and unresponsive after surgery finding out that she had gotten another infection while doing surgery. This left my baby girl hardly able to respond and unable to walk infection she had gotten was very rare and it sent in and her hips. Along with still trying to keep her on chemo reset damage done to her pituitary gland and the hypothalamus the frontal lobe of her brain had been severely damaged. People talk about the rare form of diabetes well recess is the real rare form it's not type one or type two it's diabetes Insipidis. This means Reese never know she's thirsty and can completely dehydrator self without even knowing it she doesn't want to drink. So the alternate in stead of trying to force her to drink as we've done for almost a year now was to put in a G tube in her stomach so we could give her medication and the amount of fluids she needs. The money that is raised will be to cover the expenses incurred while she is undergoing treatments at OU Children's, Pro Cure Radiation, Medical, Bethany Children's Rehabilitation Center, and other medical expenses incurred. 
The money that is donated to help support Reese in her ongoing struggles means more then words can describe. The funds will help with the heavy financial burden and allow us to continue to provide the necessary care that is needed for Reese.
Thank you for your support and many blessings.


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Rick Roach 
Woodward, OK
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