Hi folks, it's Mike Smith/Bubbles from the Netflix series 'Trailer Park Boys' here. I'm starting this GoFundMe campaign for a long time Trailer Park Boys fan, and now our friend, Tom Termeer. Tom is from London, Ontario, Canada and he suffers from what a lot of doctors refer to as 'the most painful disease known to science - Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalgia, or more commonly known as the Cluster Headache, or 'Suicide Headache'. It's a very rare condition that affects .01% of the worlds population, but it is aptly nicknamed the suicide headache because the pain can be so intense that, in many cases, people afflicted by it simply aren't able to withstand the pain, and take their own lives to escape it. And if you watch the video below, you can begin to understand why.
Since 2005, Tom has been suffering from the chronic version of this disease, which means he endures this excruciating pain on a daily basis, often multiple times a day, for anywhere between 30 minutes to 3 hours, per attack. Just take a minute to think about that. Every. Single. Day. Multiple times. Since 2005.
Since getting to know Tom better over the past several months he's been truly inspiring to me. During the precious moments he has where he isn't suffering through one of these horrendous episodes, he uses that time to help the people around him, including working tirelessly to help the homeless. Meeting him, talking to him, and seeing first hand not only what he endures on a daily basis, but seeing the lengths he goes to help other people, despite his own condition, has been a truly humbling experience.
There is no known cure for this disease. BUT there is a clinic in NY that I've arranged to send Tom and his wife to, that is going to perform a promising new stem cell procedure on him, which hopefully will give him some much needed relief and healing. He deserves this chance to have any amount of improvement for his quality of life.
Every penny I raise from this page is going directly to Tom's treatment and any follow ups that we can arrange. I've also setup a page at:
where, if you haven't seen it yet, you can pay to have celebrities record you a personalized shoutout. I thought this might be a fun way to give something back to you hardcore Trailer Park Boys who wanna donate, so every penny I raise from selling cameos will also go to Tom's treatment.
On behalf of myself, and Tom, thanks for taking the time to read this and for anything you're able to contribute! Every dollar counts!!