My name is Vanessa, and I (along with the help of his wonderful mother, Kris) have created this Go Fund Me page for my boyfriend, her son, Cameron, in the hopes of raising some money for his medical and living expenses.
Cam can be stubborn to accept help (so he kind of hates me for doing this), but he is also one of THE most caring and loving people I have ever met. His empathy towards others is astounding at times and his heart is so big (which makes sense because he's a large human).
He's always willing to help others in need, even if it sets him back a bit and he's always the first to offer help.
To give some back story to this page, goes in the past to November of 1996, when on his 4th birthday, he was struck by a car in a parking lot, walking into his own birthday party.
He suffered multiple breaks, fractures, lacerations, and other internal damages, resulting in many therapies and surgeries, for various areas of his little body, some of the damage being permanent.
Now, over 20 years later, he is dealing with facial pain that is a reflection of the damage that was done from that accident.
He underwent nose surgery over a year ago, for a severe deviated septum due to how messy his nasal passages had evolved as he grew older.
The surgery barely helped, if at all, and to this day, he still has trouble breathing and has consistent pain in his nose, along with growing pain behind his eyes, which is still undetermined.
On top of that, he has TMJ- Temporomandibular Joint disorder, which affects his jaw joint specifically on the left side of his face, causing severe pain.
Sometimes the pain is so bad, he can't eat (and if you know Cam, or have even seen the size of that human, you know ya boy loves food).
He sleeps with an ice pack on his face most days and at times, even talking hurts- and as a girlfriend who talks a lot, this is an issue for me!
Because of the amount of pain that he is in, and having a (forever) sinus infection, he has been off work since April 2018, with no set date to go back yet as he still needs to go through jaw surgery and healing.
He has been having regular doctors appointments almost weekly to receive different medications to attempt to help with the pain and regular sinus infections, along with being on waiting lists for an orthodontist, neurologist and TMJ specialist.
He has since gotten X-Rays, MRI's and is now waiting to be scheduled for a Lumbar Puncture/ Spinal Tap to assess any possible infections that could evolved in his brain. He is also still on the waiting list to see the TMJ/ Maxillofacial specialist, which is the most important but expensive consultation.
What we do know, is that he needs to get braces to re-align his teeth and have his jaw broken and sealed shut for 6-8 weeks to heal.
The issues behind his other facial pain is still a bit of a mystery, so that is currently pending, which is extremely frustrating, hence the various testing.
To help lessen the financial burden, my goal is to raise at least $5000-$8000 for him and his family to cover the cost of his braces, monthly bills since he has been off work for months (and will be for much more), specialist consultations, medications, and any other medical expenses that are not covered by OHIP or insurance.
Any contribution will help, no matter how small, we would be so so so grateful !!
He really does deserve it, so I want to help but can't do this alone.
If you're still here, thank you for taking the time to read this, we so appreciate you !!:)
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