Help Fight Ron’s Brain Tumor

$26,755 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 190 people in 1 month
Created February 21, 2019
After being sick months on end, missing many days of work and completing many tests our worst nightmare has come true. My dad has a brain tumor. There are three possible tumors types, but due to the size and location a biopsy is not possible luckily surgery is.  It is in the fourth ventricle of the posterior fossa. My dad is scheduled to go in for brain surgery for March 15. Unfortunately, with surgery comes a cost and an over three-month recovery. He will most likely be in the hospital for 1 month and another 2 months at home.

My dad has his own business and is the sole support for the family. He is one of the most humble and caring men you will ever meet. He has several clients who aren’t physically able to make it into his barber shop so he takes the time to go to their homes with no additional costs. This is just one small example of his kindness. He has taught me and my sister everyday how to be respectful, generous and loving. My dad now needs help.

My family needs help covering medical and living expenses. Any donation would be appreciated beyond belief. We are so grateful for you all. I look forward to seeing him healthy again and meet his new grandson! Please keep my dad in your prayers!


  If you prefer to send a check or card please send to:

Ronald & Suzan Dorweiler
C/O Scissorhands Barber Shop
705 W. Devon Ave.
Park Ridge, IL 60068
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Dad was successfully moved to a special rehab and is finally out of the ICU!! Now is the time to truly start the rest of the recovery journey. Thank you everyone for your love and thoughts and prayers!! ♥️ It means so much to all of us! It was not an easy day and my dad is overwhelmed with many mixed emotions but I KNOW he’s got this. There will be more to update everybody on over the weekend. Please continue to pray for my dad! He needs the strength mentally to take on the rest of this battle. We’ve come so far but we also have far to go. It’s a hard one but he is such a brave guy.
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Hi everyone Things have been up and down and it’s been VERY emotional and stressful as we head down the road to recovery. ❤️ I think I speak for the family when I say that people’s generosity and kindness has been so touching through this hard time I know the love and prayers surrounding my dad is what’s helping him continue to stay strong. If all goes as planned then Dad finally leaves the ICU tomorrow. He’s been there for over a damn month!!! Idk anybody who could take on this battle except my Dad. Some complications have delayed him moving forward to acute rehab but as of right now it’s looking like tomorrow is the day. I ask that everyone prays that dad sleeps well tonight and gets some good rest. Please pray that he will be okay enough to go to rehab. Getting him out of the ICU will be such a huge and healthy step in itself. He is very aware and starting to regain lots of strength. Dad can’t talk because of the trach but he mouths words and is communicating a lot! It’s great seeing the trach successful. He’s breathing on his own a LOT and the respirator is rarely in use. The formula being fed through his peg in his stomach was making him sick so they’ve added a j tube which feeds him straight into his intestines instead of his stomach. He feels better and it’s great to see dad getting some real nutrition. I wish all of you could see how strong he is and how brave he is. I love my dad so much and I just wanna tell everyone to cherish your loved ones and make sure they know you love them. You never know when your world will be flipped upside down. The road isn’t the way we expected but we’re rolling with it.
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To everyone,
For those of you who know Ron, you already understand that his strengths are quiet, considerable and never lessened by his lack of bravado. He's using that same power, one hopeful day after another and while his gains are incremental, they are huge. He has been floated and carefully cocooned by your prayers and generosities of every nature. We have all been wowed and lifted by the incredible support. His road back will be longer than anyone thought, but no less spectacular. Our daughters have shown uncommon strength through this ordeal and I know that all the light being sent our way, is guiding them. Guiding us all. Thank you seems insignificant in the face of such amazing fellowship, but from the bottom of my heart, thank you.

Suzan Dorweiler
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For all of you who are asking we had our blessing born 3/17/19. Can’t wait to meet Grandpa!
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