Through a routine eye examination in January, 2018, some spots were seen behind Carl's eyes. The optometrist referred Carl to a specialist whom Carl saw on February 28, 2018. The specialist confirmed the presence of abnormality and sent Carl to Children's Hospital in Vancouver immediately.
Once he arrived at Children's Hospital, Carl was given a CT scan and an MRI. The results of these tests were devastating to Carl and his loving parents, Fiona and Eric. Carl has two Non-germinatous germ cell tumours on his brain which have spread through cerebrospinal fluid to several spots on Carl's spine.
On Friday, March 2, Carl underwent surgery to have a (VAD) ventricular assist device inserted in order for Carl to receive chemotherapy. Carl's treatment plan includes six cycles of chemotherapy - some while hospitalized and some at home. Late in the afternoon on Saturday, March 3, Carl received the initial treatment of the first cycle of chemotherapy.
Carl is supported by numerous friends and family members and he will need continued support as he recovers!
How You Can Help
At the present time, Carl's parents, Fiona and Eric are unsure of what effects treatment will have on Carl and what they will need in terms of support. Gifts in any amount will be greatly appreciated by Carl's family.
Updates on Carl's condition and progress will be posted as soon as they are available so that those who support Carl can keep up-to-date. Please revisit this site and keep Carl in your thoughts, close to your hearts and in your prayers!
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