Jeremy and Heather Monroe have been married 19 years. They have 2 daughters, Hayley 23 and Anna 12. Jeremy has been a teacher and administrator with Huber Heights City Schools in Ohio. Heather teaches at Piqua High School. They have been avid Harley riders for years. Jeremy was also a skilled waterfowl hunter and fisherman. He belonged to the NRA, Ducks Unlimited, and the Willowbrook Hunt Club.
April 9, 2017 a Sunday morning. Tim McDaniel was preparing to run
a Boston qualifying marathon. Tim's niece, Heather Monroe was at church. Jeremy Monroe was riding Heathers Harley to prepare for a family ride later in the day. Tim's day was going as planned. Heather's too. Then tragedy struck. When Tim finished his race and wanted to share the good news on Facebook that he had qualified for Boston he found Jeremey and Heather were entering the fight of their lives.
A car pulled in front of Jeremy from a stop sign, Jeremy unable to stop hit the car broadside and went airborne. He was flown to Miami Valley Hospital to begin the first fight of his life.
Once at the hospital, double tragedy hit. The neuro surgeon informed the family that Jeremy had an anaplastic astrocytoma which is a rare grade 3 brain tumor. Now just hours later he was simultaneously beginning the second fight of his life.
On July 18, 2017, Jeremy had recovered enough from the accident to have the tumor extracted. He had to follow that up with radiation and chemo.
How Your Donation Can Help:
Throughout this experience his family has incurred some medical expenses, many travel expenses, and Jeremy will be applying for disability. His cancer is currently dormant but Jeremy may never be fully recovered or able to live without 24 hour supervision. Once Jeremy is able to return home, he will need a health aid to stay with him while Heather works and any time that she is unable to be at home. Heather is having to update her bathroom to make it more handicap accessible for Jeremy. Insurance will not pay for a full time aid. The family also has the added expense of medical supplies for his daily needs that are not a covered expense.
Heather, Anna, Jeremy and Tim
When Tim McDaniel runs the 2018 Boston Marathon on April 16, 2018 it will be just a year and a week after Jeremy and Heathers fight began He would like you to join with him in dedicating his run to Jeremy and raising a marathon goal of $26,200 to help with the expenses. We also ask for you prayers for Jeremy to continue to progress in therapy, for the cancer to not return and for Heather and the rest of the family as they continue to care for Jeremy.
Heather has started a blog to capture some of the fight for their life. https://monroejandh.wixsite.com/mysite
Haley and Jeremy