In June of 2017, a routine MRI turned into something no mother, father, or family should ever have to go through. My nephew Trey was born with cerebral palsy which led doctors to order a routine MRI. After the MRI my sister, my mother and myself sat in front of a doctor as he told us that they found a tumor. After completion of a biopsy, it was confirmed that not only does he have cancerous tumor, but a very rare type. He was diagnosed with a Chordoma. This cancer is a type that occurs at the base of the skull which makes them difficult to treat due to the involvement of critical structures such as the brainstem, spinal cord, and important nerves and arteries. Chordoma is diagnosed in just one in one million people per year, so why did a sweet 10 year old little boy have to get it? Especially after everything he has already had to go through because of his cerebral palsy.
After meeting with cancer coordinators my sister was told that they have two choices. Trey will undergo surgery to remove as much of the tumor as possible followed by radiation for six weeks. The surgery stay will be anywhere from 7-14 days and his radiation will either be in Cincinnati Ohio or Boston Massachusettes. Reguardless of where he goes for treatment, my sister will have to take off work because the radiation is Monday-Friday. As a family of six, with 4 children, the mere thought of her not working is stressful enough. My family will do everything possible that we can but there are some situations in life that we must swallow our pride and ask for help.
If you are unable to donate please keep my family in your prayers. Trey has a long road ahead of him but everytime you see him he still has a huge smile on his face. Please help us fight for his life and ease some of the financial burden my sister will endure.
If you do not like donating through here we are having shirts made for our little man for $12.00 a piece. Tisha will be taking orders weekly for those. Thank everyone so much for your love and support.
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