Hi there. My name is Shannon and I am a friend of the PEDROSA family. I met Mike at work when I started at the Ridge Meadows Detachment and Ida when I received my first of many “magic hands” massage treatments. I am honored to have had many personal conversations with them and honored to call them my friends. Mike and Ida also have three lovely children, Luca (7), Amalia (4), and Iris (2), all of whom leave a little sunshine and love behind, wherever they go.
In March of 2010, Mike suffered a grand mal seizure after a second day shift and a tumor was discovered in his brain. He underwent surgery, and after finding the tumor was malignant, he underwent 8 months of chemo. He returned to work in April of 2011, under the pretense of not returning to operational policing until he was 5 years seizure free. Mike was a faithful worker, excelling at every task that was given to him, despite not being able to work the streets, as he had signed up to do. During these 5 years, Mike obtained his Masters in Criminology, fathered two beautiful daughters, served his church, and coached his son and daughter's soccer teams. On June 30th, 2015 Mike returned to work, fully operational!!!! What a glorious day! The struggles that lay before Mike and his family were seemingly behind them.
Fast forward to September 7th, 2016 … Mike suffered another seizure while at the court house. He was rushed to the hospital and a CT scan confirmed a change in his brain. An MRI later revealed a main mass in his previous tumor site. This mass has a blood supply and is more aggressive. Brain surgery is scheduled for next Wednesday, September 28th. Additionally, there are more spots in other places of the brain that the neurosurgeon doesn’t feel he can operate on due to deficits that it would leave in Mike's personality or motor skills. This complicates matters and involves the options of chemo or radiation.
The PEDROSAs are a family of faith, trusting the Lord. After turning the page to another chapter, they find themselves repeating some of the story. There may be fear and uncertainty, but their trust is in God. “The Lord does not give us more than we can handle.”
This Gofundme page was created in an effort to support the PEDROSA family. Funds raised will go to aid the family in ways they see fit. With three small children, it is hard to manage a household without the stress of what is to come; child care, house cleaner, meals, affording time off work for ida, that trip to Disneyland that is on the bucket list…
Mike and Ida have been overwhelmed with the outpouring of support they have received from their friends, Maple Ridge community and Ridge Meadows RCMP. For those who are wanting to support Mike and his family, donations can be made on this site.
Mike, Ida, and family … In the days, weeks, months, and years ahead, we want you know that we support you all and are sending you our love and prayers!