First and foremost I’d like to say thank you to all who have had Bobby in their prayers and have reached out.
We finally met with Bobby’s neurosurgeon for the pathology report on type of tumor and grade, it is malignant (brain cancer), it’s called astrocytoma grade 3, but we did receive some good news, they discovered that he has a gene mutation of which only 10% of all patients have. This mutation 1DH1 acts to slow his brain cancer and helps Drs to target the appropriate chemotherapy to kill cancer cells . They are doing more tests to see if there could be more mutations that will help guide them during his treatments. These mutations respond to chemo and or radiation differently and in some cases more effectively. This gives us hope!
Bobby will be starting chemo very soon (3-4 weeks after surgery which was 12/18/17).. This Chemotherapy is required to prolong and could SAVE Bobby's life- These tumors are known to grow back , we just don’t know how fast. This being said, I’d like to give those who do not know my brother an idea about his life.
Bobby is 34 yrs old and has a fun and outgoing personality who LOVES music and has a huge heart. He has had a hard life to begin with. Not only did his mother pass away from cancer when he was 8 yrs old but his father passed away 2yrs prior to cancer as well --This journey for bobby will be long, physically, emotionally, and financially exhausting
due to our past experience with both parents.
Bobby chose the profession of care taking.
He cares for 3 disabled men , one with Down Syndrome and two with Cerebral Palsy.
Bobby cares for these men as if they are his own family with unconditional love- and these men love and care for Bobby the same.
**At this point in time, it’s Bobby’s turn to be cared for...
With this devastating news Bobby needs to be lifted up with not only prayers but with financial HELP
During his cancer treatment Bobby can not work until further notice and can not drive for a minimum of 6months.
Bobby has worked so hard to get where he is in life , Even with odds stacked against him.
The stresses of cancer alone are taxing but now knowing that he has ZERO income to meet his monthly bills and medical copays is adding to it.
We are setting up a GoFundMe account to help cover Bobby's monthly expenses until he’s able to return back to his job taking care of others.
We are asking for EVERYONE'S help.
Any amount would be a blessing...even $1...every penny adds up!
We understand this time is hard for families especially due to holidays, so if you are not able to donate we just ask you to continue to pray for Bobby.
Please pass this along to your friends and loved ones so everyone will see Bobby’s journey.
We ask for any gift you can give.
Any gift of money and prayers will help greatly.
Every cent and every prayer counts....
Thank you for all your support.
The family of Bobby Hawkins
Krystal Colby & Jamie McKinnis
- Rich Hogan
- Linda Diane Myers
- Nathan Kreiser
- Andrew Yannakakis
- Leticia Lugo
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