Support Gavin's fight with brain cancer

Gavin Percival, who is 4 years old,  has been diagnosed with brain cancer. Although the exact type of cancer is still being diagnosed, doctors have determined that the cancer resides in his brain stem and spinal cord. Your support goes directly to his parents, Dave and Raquel Percival, who are unable to work and have no income while they spend every possible moment in the hospital with Gavin. 

On Thursday, October 24, 2019 Gavin was taken to the hospital after complaining of headaches and being very tired for several days. On Friday night, while still in the hospital, he suffered a seizure. He is currently on anti-seizure medication and on steroids to reduce brain swelling. On Monday 10/28 doctors reported that Gavin suffered from a stroke over the weekend.

Gavin has started radiation therapy, while DNA sequencing is being performed on his cancer cells to determine the exact type of cancer he has. DNA sequencing is very rarely needed to diagnose cancer, but is necessary in this case because whatever Gavin has, it is a very very rare cancer. Many months of radiation and chemotherapy are forthcoming for Gavin. 

Gavin's parents, Dave and Raquel, need our help. Raquel is a hair stylist, so every day she is not working means she is not earning an income. Dave has exhausted all vacation and sick time. Both of them are living in the hospital, and will continue to spend every waking moment by Gavin's side. They also have two other children at home that they must care and provide for, Tristan (age 6), and Ariana (age 4 & Gavin's twin sister). There are many upcoming medical costs, but they also have a mortgage, child care expenses, and all of the standard expenses it takes to keep a family going. 

Any contribution is a big help and goes directly to helping this family have less to worry about during this extremely difficult time.

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Organizer and beneficiary

Daniel Paulino
Honolulu, HI
Raquel Percival

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