On September 12, 2018 I woke up like any other day. My wife Arielle had left for work and i was going to spend the day with my Daughter Noelle, Ian, and Madison. That was until i started having a seziure on the floor. When i woke from it I had no idea what had happened but EMTs where in the living room asking me if i could stand up which i replied "yes." We get in the ambulance and proceed to Community Hospital in Bricktown, NJ. After we arrived at the hospital I was taken to the ER and directly for a CT Scan. 30 minutes later a Dr. finally came in to inform me they had found a mass in my brain and they would need to send me to Jersey Shore University Hospital to get the care i truly needed.
When we arrived at Jersey shore i was admitted into the icu immediately and sent for an MRI to determine the severity of the mass. Neurosurgeon Dr. Kazmi showed me the photos from the mri and that was when I seen it, the majority of the front right of my brain was filled with a tumor. This was the biggest shock i had ever, up until this point in my life received. By this time all of my loved ones had already rushed to the hospital to see me and make sure I was ok. At this point all I could think was, "if this was my time at least i had my loved ones as close as they could be to me."
Fortunately 2 days after being admitted into ICU on September 14, 2018 i was scheduled for emergency tumor removal surgery at 7:30am. By 12:30pm i was out of the operating room and semi alert to what was happening. The Dr. was able to remove the mass and the surgery was a success. I am still waiting to hear weather or not it was benign, but usually no news is good news when it comes to things of this nature.
So the reason i am creating this gofundme is to help get myself and my family back on our feet, and help pay back the people that helped me on this journey. I set this to $15,000 with no true intention on receiving that much, a like, a share, a nickel, dime, or quarter. Anything at all well help us. I am not sure how long i am going to be out of work, disability only pays so much and my wife is missing work due to me being rocky still from the surgery and unsure if i can function on my own still. If you can donate we would appreciate it more than you will ever know if you cant donate a share on a social media page goes a long way and is just as appreciated. I thank everyone who has already reached out to me with kind words and thoughts, it made this entire ordeal a lot less scary.
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