He fought to the end.... And he WON! He left this earth with peace in his heart and a smile. A beautiful smile that we will always remember him by whenever we think of him.
Please remember our Christopher by advocating for childhood cancer funding or share his story of courage to kids who may need that little boost to accomplish a goal that they are struggling with.
Lastly, Aaron and I truly appreciate all of you who have been there for our Christopher, and our family, throughout this journey. Your prayers, thoughts, messages, phone calls, shoulders to cry on, meal deliveries, smiling faces, and just the simple hellos were a tremendous help and comfort for us. We love you all, and again we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Christopher (lilbeatpusher) is an amazing 11 year old who is loved by many, especially his siblings. He is a very active boy who loves outdoor activities, including his training to be a boxer. His world changed after a visit to the emergency room at Manteca Doctor's Hospital on March 30, 2014. Chris experienced some muscle weakness on his right arm and leg for a couple of weeks prior to his visit to the emergency room. After a CT Scan, the ER doctor informed us that they had found a "mass" in his brain. Chris was transported to Oakland Children's Hospital on March 30, 2014. He underwent an abrasive brain surgical biopsy, several MRI's and CT Scans, IV treatments, and numerous blood tests. And on April 11, 2014 he was diagnosed with an inoperable Stage 3 Anaplastic Astrocytoma brain cancer. Due to the nature of the tumor, surgery is not an option at this time. Because the tumor is growing rapidly and is very aggressive, which results in major pressure in his brain, it causes his right side to be partially paralyzed and short and long term memory loss.
Chris is scheduled to undergo an aggressive treatment of radiation in conjunction with chemotherapy for 5 days a week for a total of 6 weeks, and 1 year of chemotherapy. Chris will also undergo physical therapy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy for as long as he needs it. We are praying that with the marvelous neurology team, advanced oncology treatments, and amazing family and friends praying and keeping a positive attitude and outlook that the radiation and chemo will shrink his tumor down.
The hospital that he will be receiving his treatments from is at Oakland Children's Hospital, which is 130 miles roundtrip from our home. His current medical insurance will cover some of his medical cost for his treatments and therapies, however there will be remaining out-of-pocket medical costs that will not be covered. There will also be transportation, possible hotel stays, food, and other medical items that he will need for therapy that will all add up. During this time, Chris will be homeschooled and will need a lot of assistance from us.
We would greatly appreciate any donations through this site or personally. We would gladly accept gift cards for gas, food, and/or hotel nights, etc. And if you can also donate any items to help Chris with his therapy, we would be very grateful.
Please contact us at [email redacted] for any questions.
If you would like to get updates on Chris' journey, please join his Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chris-Lil-BeatPusher-Bryant/218419678368996
Chris and our family truly appreciate all of you! Thank you for keeping Chris in your thoughts and prayers, and please continue to do so. We love you all!
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