On October 1st Rick was admitted into ICU at Inland Valley Medical when they found a golf ball size tumor in his left temporal lobe. The neurosurgeon immediately ordered a craniotomy brain re-section to take out as much of the tumor as possible and get a biopsy to make full diagnosis on what he believed to be an aggressive and strong cancerous tumor.
Tuesday, October 3rd Rick was in brain surgery for about 7 hours. Post surgery Rick was able to recall his entire family names, move his limbs, form sentences and within 24 hours was walking. By Friday he was able to return home and recover from surgery with his family.
I can't put into words how much this family means to me. At a time when the future for them is uncertain I'm asking for financial assistance to relieve the stress that has been placed upon them. Rick is self employed and if he had his way he would be on a ladder today painting someone's house. All he talked about while hospitalized was getting back to work so he could take care of his family. All his family needs and prays for his for him to be whole and healthy.
They have only begun this journey and I'm asking for support to relive the anxious burden on Rick to take care of Tina, the kids and the grandkids so he can concentrate on his recovery process. Rick has always been there for others so my prayer is that you find it in your heart to donate what you can so we can help take care of him.
Any amount would be greatly appreciated. Please continue to pray for Rick and the family as they wait for biopsy results and be prepared for the journey ahead.
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