Wheelchair van for mommy with cancer

Tammy is a new mommy with stage 4 brain and spine cancer. She is completely wheelchair bound and we are raising money to buy a used wheelchair van. A wheelchair van would give Tammy much needed freedom and ability to get out of the house. Tammy's full story is below. Thanks so much for your prayers and support!


Tammy's story starts with the birth of her beautiful baby boy Keegan Andrew Frey on March 20, 2013 at 8:53am weighing in at 6lbs 1oz and 18 1/4 inches long. On March 22 Tammy went into surgery to have a brain tumor removed from the left side of her head. Unfortunately the surgeons were only able to remove about 50% of her tumor. Then the waiting process began for the pathology to come back. Pathology tests came back a few days later with the dreaded "malignancy" diagnosis. Eventually she was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumors (a cancer normally only found in pediatric patients). She was told that it was stage 4 and was growing in her brain and her spine.Tammy is currently at home with her parents where her mom and dad are able to assist with her 24/7 care. Tammy is maxed out on radiation and the chemo she was receiving was not working on her type of cancer. Tammy is hoping to get on with a clinical trial for a new chemo drug that comes in a pill form that is formulated for her specific cancer. The cancer has grown to the extent that it has made her completely paraplegic due to the pressure on her spinal cord. The money we raised for Tammy has been enough to cover her medical expenses so far and which is a huge blessing! Because Tammy is wheelchair bound we are trying to raise money to buy a used wheelchair van so that she has the freedom to get out of the house and do things. Keegan is growing like a weed and is now 7 months old! He is so big! Thank you for your continued prayers for Tammy and her family!

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/tammyfrey
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