"CJ" Chelsea and her four year old son Deakyn have been at Oakland Children’s Hospital since Monday the 15th of April.
Deakyn has a rare, large tumor on his brain.
There was an overwhelming amount of fluid in his skull which they had to drill and drain out first to take the pressure away. He has had the first surgery which lasted 14 hours to remove the bottom half of the tumor which is the size of an Orange. This first surgery went well, and did not affect his eyesight, speech, or swallowing which was a huge concern. Fortunately the surgeons were able to avoid any complications. There have only been 300 cases of this in the country in the last year. Three of these were performed just a week ago by Deakyn’s surgeon.
While he is in the best hands, this is a very delicate surgery. As of now, another surgery is scheduled for Wednesday, the 24th of April to get as much of what remains of the tumor, as possible. There may be an additional 3rd surgery needed.
We ask that you all send positive thoughts and prayers to Chelsea and Deakyn and if you could please find it in your heart to make a donation of any size that you can towards the building financial stress, any and all amounts would be incredibly generous and very much appreciated. Whether monetarily or through prayers, we thank you so much for your support.
Please continue to keep Chelsea, Deakyn and their family in your thoughts and prayers. It’s going to be a long road.
Here is the link if you would like to donate.