On July 3rd our family was completely turned upside down as we learned Steve had a brain tumor. This was a complete shock to us as Steve has never been sick a day in his life. After further testing the Dr's in charge decided to go in and do a biopsy on August 7th, unfortunately the biopsy came back as Stage 4 Glioplastoma (gpm) Brain Cancer. The Dr's also told us the tumor is wrapped around the brain stem making it inoperable. After surgery Steve lost all use of his Right Arm & Leg making his quality of life even harder. He is now undergoing Chemotherapy and Radiation everyday and will continue with a 2nd round of Chemo after the 1st round is finished. This has not only devastated our family emotionally but financially as well. Steve was the only source of income for our family and is now unable to work and confined to a wheelchair. We are trying to seek out every possible opportunity to help Steve as well as our kids as we all face this devestation that has now consumed us all. If you are able to make any type of donation it would be beyond appreciated. Not only do we have our normal monthly bills but our health insurance was thru Steve's employment and will soon end. We have also now incurred the added expenses of all his medications, home health care, gas to drive him 50 miles r/t everyday for radiation and special medical equipment he now has to have, etc. This has by far been the worst thing that could ever happen to our family but we are determined to remain strong, togethor with love, strength, courage, hope and lots of prayers. Thank You from the bottom of our hearts.
- Pam Rodriguez
- John Lynch