Brian’s Life Saving Brain Surgery

Brian Scholet needs your immediate help with medical expenses for life saving brain surgery to help treat his newly diagnosed Moya Moya Disease.

All funds that are raised will go directly to Brian and his family to help towards his medical, living, and transportation costs.

Brian lost his twin brothers Aaron and Adam within 9 months of each other in 2015 and 2016 from Moya Moya. The devastating loss of both Aaron and Adam and the realization that they both suffered from and consequently passed away due to Moya Moya led him to seek testing for himself.

Brian was diagnosed with Moya Moya in May 2018. This is a rare progressive cerebrovascular disorder that is caused by blocked arteries in a part of the brain called the basal ganglia. Moya Moya disease has no cure. Without treatment and surgery many people with Moya Moya disease will experience mental decline and various strokes because of the progressive narrowing of the arteries in the brain. These strokes cause long term morbidity and a high risk of mortality (Moyamoya Disease Information, 2017). Brian’s only fighting chance is to go to a specialist in California and seek recommended neurosurgery to redirect the arteries to resupply blood flow to areas of his brain that aren’t receiving adequate blood flow currently.

Because the doctors in Brian’s home state of Florida are not specialized in this rare disease, it is crucial that Brian make the trip to California to see the leading neurosurgeon, Dr. Steinburg, at the Stanford University Medical Center where he will be required to stay and undergo brain surgery which will take a minimum of 3 weeks.

Brian is 29 years old, a husband, and a hard worker at The Refined K9 Dog Training in Clearwater FL where he helps his wife train K9s and Service Dogs for people in need, and law enforcement.

This recent diagnosis of Moya Moya disease and approaching surgery will be a heavy financial burden for Brian and his family, as they do not qualify for health insurance this will be out of pocket. Brian is fiercely independent and it is a struggle for him to ask for assistance of any kind. Brian needs to be able to concentrate on getting to California, undergoing the brain surgery, and get back home to heal.

Any awareness and/or donation that you can contribute will be greatly appreciated.

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For more information please visit the below listed references websites:

Moyamoya Disease Information Page. (2017, May 25). Retrieved April 4, 2017, from https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/All-Disorders/Moyamoya-Disease-Information-PageReferences

Gary K. Steinberg, MD, PhD. (n.d.). Retrieved April 19, 2017, from https://stanfordhealthcare.org/doctors/s/gary-steinberg.html?ecid=glocalsearch-ls-google-doctor-all-Gary-K-Steinberg

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Alicia Morrison Scholet 
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Holiday, FL
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