Hi everyone! Barbara, Isabella, and Bonnie Sumner here. For those of you who may not know our dad well, it's okay, because you'd walk into a room with him and within minutes feel as if he was your best friend, confidant, and go to jokester. He is a neural linguistic programmer, with a masters in Social Work. He owns his own business The Inevitable You, where he works with the minds of so many people to help them with all the issues life can bring. He works hard with you to make successful people, even more successful. But outside of this, he is an amazing friend, father, husband, grandfather and more!
A few weeks ago he had started to have some speech issues, and checked himself in to Tampa General. At this time they did a CT scan and discovered a mass in the speech center of his brain. From there, the journey became a bumpy and overwhelming ride. After quickly returning to Denver, he had meetings with a neurologist and neurosurgeon, and it was determined that his mass (tumor) had to be removed. His surgery took place on 2/4 and the neurosurgeon was successful in taking 100% of it out. While this is great news, we are spinning at some additional news that this tumor is classified as a grade 4 glioblastoma, a type of brain cancer. After he is healed from surgery, he will have 6 weeks of radiation and chemotherapy. He is currently working hard at regaining his speech as his brain is still very swollen from surgery.
As many of you are finding out the news, many are asking what they can do to help. While being self-employed and owning his own company has always been an accomplished dream of our Dad's, the reality is he doesn't have the luxury of things like paid time off or FMLA. We have created this page for our Dad and his current medical expenses. Any donations will go to his current medical bills, the costs of chemotherapy and radiation, as well as upcoming therapies such as speech, occupational, and physical therapy.
Dad and Barbara are sending all their love back to the Inevitable Warriors during this difficult time. And although he is unable to respond to text or email, he does read them and he is thankful and filled with gratitude. Any and all donations are appreciated and we can't thank you enough for thinking of our parents during this difficult and challenging time.
Love, Bonnie and Isabella and the entire Sumner Clan!