On 10/15/19 my 10 year old nephew Charlie had an MRI following an unexpected seizure he experienced a couple weeks before. The scans found a 6CM golf ball sized mass on his brain, the Doctor’s said that Charlie would need emergency neurosurgery to remove the mass to relieve pressure and to test it to see if it is cancerous. This has been so hard on my family and especially his parents who are being as strong as they can be. I am asking that if anyone feels it in their hearts to help Charlie’s family in this time of need to alleviate as much stress as possible and so that his parents can fully focus on their baby and his recovery. My family would greatly appreciate it. Thank you. UPDATE: Charlie is awake and alert, talking but still on lots of pain meds. We will have to wait to find out what type of tumor this was but his surgery went really well! Thank you all for your prayers and support you have no idea how much it means to me and my family during this time! UPDATE #2 (From Robin) We spoke with a member of the surgery team tonight and went over the mri, he said everything looked really good. No brain bleeds but one of his veins didn’t get enough blood during the procedure and essentially had a stroke. This isn’t like a normal stroke and doesn’t seem to be affecting Charlie with any of his motor skills but they are still monitoring that. Also he may still have more swelling so if it gets to a point where he is swollen enough to not feel comfortable having visitors I will let everyone know but for right now he is doing good. He walked around outside a little bit tonight and he did really well. Keep praying for good progress and no setbacks! Love you all!!
- Yonas Selassie
- Julia Collins
- Amanda Will
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Robin Roberts Luttrell