Kevin manto Jr funeral expenses

23790216_1505159110.182_funddescription.In September 2011 Kevin was home in his apartment when all of a sudden he started to have a seizure, his sister Katelynn was there and immediately called 911, that is when Kevin was first diagnosed with "childhood astrocytoma" which is a disease in which benign (noncancer) or malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the brain. Astrocytomas are tumors that start in star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes. An astrocyte is a type of glial cell.
Kevin went into westchester medical center in Valhalla N.Y. to have brain surgery done. They had to cut open his skull and go into the top of his brain to remove all the tumors, Kevins tumors were on his brain stem which meant he had a very high chance of coming out of surgery not being able to speak, walk, or do any of his normal routine. He had to undergo very painful recovery, and intense rehabilitation.
Kevin started to undergo radiation, which required us to have to drive back and fourth to westchester medical center. After some test they saw the radiation therapy dis not help so they placed Kevin on chemo. Which had helped.
In 2013 Kevin had a MRI to see how he was progressing, unfortunately the tumors had come back. Kevin had to go back into surgery again to have the tumors taken off. He had to do everything all over again.
After his second time on chemotherapy Kevin was doing much better. He went for his check ups and things were good.
Unfortunately two months ago Kevin started feeling week, he started falling and was very sick with throwing up. His parents decided that he needed to be seen by his brain doctor, they did another MRI on Kevin and his family and friends all waited to find out what was going on. They recived news they thought they would never hear again. Kevins tumors had come back, and this time on the top of his brain. They can't operate on this tumor because of the location.
Starting this week Kevin will be starting radiation therapy in westchester.
Kevin does receive SSI but it's only enough to cover his rent. Friends of the family have helped him in the past but now find themselves in a financial situation.
Where in a small town and own a flower shop for 35 plus years.
Kevin is a wonderful father to his son and his daughter, he is a great older brother, a terrific grandson and a loving uncle to his two nephews and a precious son to his loving parents Kevin Sr. And lynn. And is loved by so many.
Where asking for any kind of help
Such as: gas cards, money, and most importantly prayers. Please pray for kevin.
You can always stop in the store to drop anything off to help us in this very sad and heartbreaking time.
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Lynn Manto 
Wurtsboro, NY
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