Bryan's Brain Turmor Turmoil

I am the concerned mother of a young man who is under a lot of physical, emotional, and financial stress. My son Bryan is a 36 year old single father with 1 daughter Rain (18yrs) and 2 sons Zander (12yrs), Austin (10yrs). He was diagnosed with a pituitary gland tumor in late 2015. The tumor had already caused many health issues by putting enough pressure on the bone between the brain and spinal cord to dissolve it (leaving a gap from which spinal fluid can escape), wrapped itself around the carotid artery (which is now supported only by the tumor) as well as the left optic nerve (causing issues with sight). He was given medications to shrink it; however, as it shrank other problems arose. He began having seizures, emotional breakdowns due to the pituitary gland not working and other physical problems related to the location of the tumor. The doctors believe they can no longer shrink it or operate without risking loss of sight and heart attacks, current monthly medication keeps the tumor from growing further. Bryan has been barely keeping his head above water both emotionally and financially; he is no longer able to work in chosen trade of construction so income has changed drastically. He is now living on our (parent's) property in an aging camp trailer that needs to be winterized. A recent injury to his back (leaving his left leg in constant and extreme pain, oft times useless) has hindered his attempts to work. The Neurologist has determined that he has a herniated disk requiring surgery on Oct 26th. We are seeking financial assistance to help with his co pays for medications and medical visits, winterizing his trailer (insulation and roof for structure he has built around camper) and monthly bills to tide him over until can go back to work after surgery; he has a minimum wage job he can return to once he recovers from the back injury or he finds other sources of income better suited to his disabilities.

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Jodi Fee 
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Bigfork, MT
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