Hello, friends and family. For those of you that don’t know 29 year old Pete Pierce was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor.
On Friday December 29th Pete was driving home from the store with his dog Bell by his side when he experienced his first ever seizure. Pete lost control of his body and drove 90 feet into the woods; barely missing two large trees. Thankfully Pete and Bell did not sustain any injuries from the car accident, and no other cars were involved. The car unfortunately was damaged, but not beyond repair. After a head CT revealed a suspicious looking spot he was transferred from Glens Falls Hospital to Albany Medical Center for a consult with their neurosurgical team. Pete then had a MRI with contrast that confirmed the presence of a brain tumor. It is a grade 2 glioma that is just over 3cm large and is residing in his right frontal lobe. Thanks to the location and overall nature of the tumor as well as Pete’s otherwise good health, surgery is the optimal solution. On February 2ndPete will undergo a craniotomy and tumor resection with the hopes of removing the entire tumor, which will then be sent off for pathology testing to determine exactly what it is. This procedure will require at least 5 days in the hospital and will be costly. After the surgery Pete will be following up with a neuro oncologist to determine what further treatment he may require.
This situation has created both a financial and emotional struggle for Pete and his wife Chelsea. Pete, who works as a realtor, is unable to drive for a minimum of six months due NYS law involving seizure activity. This has made working virtually impossible. Thankfully friends and family have been helping by driving Pete to some of his appointments. Even with this much appreciated assistance this dilemma has negatively impacted Pete’s overall business.
We are asking for donations to help pay some of Pete’s medical bills and to help offset the loss of income necessary to cover the cost of living while he recovers. Unfortunately, Chelsea’s income alone is not enough to support the two of them, let alone the impending medical bills. Any little bit helps. Thank you for your donations, thoughts, love and time!
- Stephen Parato
- Susan Rodems
- Ahne Kristin Bjelica
- Candace Birdsong
- Timothy Perez
Organizer and beneficiary
Mary Ellen Pierce
Hudson Falls, NY