My brother Matthew, who is a father to 3 young children, has recently been experiencing serious health problems.
On January 10th Matthew was rushed to hospital with difficulty breathing. Once at the hospital, doctors found a cystic left paracentral lesion in his brain the size of a grapefruit as well as inter cranial swelling. In addition, they found lesions and swelling in his lungs, all of which are connected.
At present, Matthew is undergoing multiple tests, biopsies, and CT scans to help ascertain treatment and a plan for surgery. He is currently being treated with steroids to reduce the size of the lesion and medication to help with the swelling. He is expected to be in hospital for at least 7 days and surgery is imminent.
Matthew is unable to have any visitors in hospital due to COVID-19. This has been very difficult for him and further compounds the need for help.
Matthew is self-employed and given the unknown of what his healing process looks like, the ask is for any help to cover his expenses and bills that will need to be paid while he recovers.
For those of you who don’t know, this isn’t Matthew’s first major health issue. At 16, he was in
a serious car accident resulting in multiple life-saving surgeries and years of recovery. He got through this with his eternally optimistic spirit and with the support of his family and friends.
We know Matthew will face this current health crisis with the same spirit and determination. We are hopeful our community of family and friends with help support Matthew during this difficult time. As a family, we all appreciate your support for Matthew and send him all of our healing love. Matthew would also appreciate your healing prayers or thoughts while he faces this challenge. ❤️
- Chantelle Wood
- Melissa Ficke
- Mel Woodworth
Organizer and beneficiary
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