Here we go again...

Tim is unaware of this, but I felt it was time his friends knew about his situation again, he is curious as too why I asked for his Facebook info. Lol.  I was hoping to jot have to do this again but I feel I must. Here is the latest uodate on Tim and his family.  Tim, Kyle and Lola moved to Ohio to be closer to his family in August of 2015 when Anthony left for college. He did ok for about 12/15 months then suffered a significant setback in early 2017. His symptoms worsened and became more inconsistent. Additional symptoms also developed. His motor skills are deteriorating, with abilities to hold on to many things is becoming more difficult as well as keeping his balance. This is in addition to short-term memory loss and chronic migraine headaches. His doctors at the Cleveland Clinic (similar to Mayo Clinic for us MN people)  have him visiting every month for additional testing to determine what, if anything, can be done for Tim. Currently signals from his brain are not making it consistently to his hands and legs/feet to tell them what to do. That is a cause of dropping things and stumbling/falling down.  Walking is becoming an issue too.  He has been seen in June and July thus far with CT scans and MRI being done as well as blood work and xrays. What has been discovered thus far is unnoticed brain seizures, their severity is currently unknown as well as what damage they have caused. This may or may not be the cause of Tim's setback. He goes back again Aug 23rd as well as Sept 21st.  Tim is very determined to find out what can be done. He is currently unable to fly, by doctors orders or drive himself more than 30/45 minutes. Some days Tim is unable to drive at all due to his symptoms. Things we all take for granted are becoming more and more difficult for Tim. Kyle is leaving for college Aug 18th and Anthony will be heading back to the Univ of Nebraska soon as well. Although his family in nearby, he still is a single dad to Lola and has all the responsibilities, both emotionally and financially for ALL 3 kids. All of you that know Tim know how he is as a dad and what the role means to him. Lets all do what we can to help Tim again. His doctors wont know for sure a final diagnosis until late September,  so whether its brain seizures, dementia or early on-set Alzheimers, or a combination of them all, we ALL need to rally again around Tim and his wonderful children. He is unaware this is happening, although he soon will be. One thing he and I have discussed is his hope of keeping this quiet from the kids until a final diagnosis is determined. No need to get them more concerned than they already are. So please be discreet, if at all possible, with Ant, Kyle and Lola. Some of you have known Tim 35/40 years and some just just a few years.  No matter how long, it doesn't take long to realize what a great dad he is and how selfless he is with them. Always putting their needs well above his own. He now needs all of  our help. He rarely asks anyone for anything, so I will hear from him for sure after this is sent. Lol. Help Tim be the dad he is to Anthony, Kyle and Lola. Thanks again to each and everyone of you. Please share this with anyone you feel may want to help Tim. Thanksbagain and Go. bless. Many of you know Tim's medical situation after suffering a near fatal brain injury at a baseball practice back in 2010. Most of you don't know Tim suffered two more concussions in November of 2013, the last requiring an ambulance to be called to his home. Since the 2010 injury Tim has only been able to work sporadically at minimum wage jobs to try and provide for himself and his three kids. Since August, 2014, Tim has been unable to work and is under the out-patient care of the Mayo Clinic. Together they are trying to determine Tim's short-term and long-term prognosis. The mitigating factor in a full recovery for Tim is a long history of brain injuries dating back to the 80's, when data didn't show the possible long-term effects later in life.
Tim is suffering short-term memory loss, chronic headaches, dizziness and severe balance issues which all together make it impossible to get and succeed at a job.
What we are asking is just a little help to ease the worries for Tim and his family and to make sure he keeps a roof over the head of himself and his children.

Donations

  • Jennifer Thomas Wagner-Lund 
    • $100 
    • 29 mos
  • Paul Lewis 
    • $25 
    • 33 mos
  • Karla Gilman 
    • $50 
    • 34 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 34 mos
  • Dianna Newport 
    • $50 
    • 34 mos
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Organizer

Tim Tavella 
Organizer
Dayton, OH
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