Another Brain Surgery

This is a tough story to tell because it has SOOO many layers for a young caring man at the age of 30!!!    In addition, he is the love of my life, so we are scared...  To be honest I have personally never been so scared in my life.  To have someone you love and is your companion be faced with so much trauma is painful.  I cannot imagine his pain and experience. 

I (we) take for granted my health and no longer will I...

Once again, Brett is faced with a brain tumor and surgery.   This is a crumbling layer and devastating blow to his psyche among what he's already dealt with.

The short version (over the course of 4 years):
Mother's death, 2 brain surgeries, A Bone disease, called Avascular Necrosis, from medicine for his brain=1 hip replacement & one knee that is deteriorating, leaving job due to disability, getting denied twice from disability, trying to go to school while managing doctors, sleep apnea, anxiety, depression, and the disability application process.  The AVN bone disease is a lifelong process and the he's yet to afford or have access to the specialist he deserves.

Recently, Brett wrecked his car due to seizures, which he only had liability as he is struggling to make ends meet.  These siezures have come up in the last month and are becoming more frequent.  He recieved the phone call today (4/29/2015) that he has fluid in his brain and will need surgery once again.

This is so much for him.  He's already had to sacrifice to AVN the things we take for granted that he loves, like a hike in the woods, snowboarding, riding his bike.  He is trying to hold it together but it is a very DAUNTING journey.

The disability advocacy center is helping us with disability and an appeal but bills have piled up and financial strains are put on us.  I want to be there to support his surgery and process but we need help to get to a level place.  I love him and know he doesnt like asking for help so I am supporting him with that.  I am living on a teachers salary and support my two kids, so I am doing what I can.

Please, even if you cannot afford to donate, share this so that maybe someone who can, will.  Any tiny amount can add up and would give Brett that flint of hope he deserves.  This could help him be afloat while dealing with the hospital and waiting for the appeal (probably will take 2-4 months).

Or you can send books for him to read or just a nice encouraging note.

Pray, think positive thoughts, or whatever method you use to channel good energy, and send it his way. 
Thank you.

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Erika Cole 
Santa Rosa, CA
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