Cancer is such a heartbreaking dirty word. It is even more heartbreaking when it is relating to a child. Never in a million years, could Kate or Jesse have ever imagined that their 9 month old baby Tommy would ever be associated with such a terrible word.
On Tuesday September 11, 2018, Kate took Tommy to his pediatrician for his routine 9 month checkup. Kate advised the pediatrician that she had some concerns as Tommy had been struggling with constipation which is not unusual for babies his age.
What seemed like endless scans and tests were ordered in the following days.
On Monday September 17, 2018, Tommy had surgery to biopsy the tumor and a brachial port was placed so that he can receive chemo, medications, IV fluids and have blood drawn.
The biopsy came back positive for Neuroblastoma. On Wednesday September 19, 2018, Tommy started chemotherapy. He is only 9 months old!
As you can only imagine, this is a very hard time for the family. Not only emotionally but financially as well. Both Kate and Jesse have been by Tommy's side and have been forced to take a leave of absence from work to care for Tommy. They have a long road ahead.
Right now, Tommy's recovery should be the only thing on Kate and Jesse's minds. They should not have to worry about paying their bills.
We need YOU to continue to support Kate, Jesse, and baby Tommy through prayer and giving financially as you are able! Thank you!
This GoFundMe account has been created to ask for your support in as few as one, and as many as three ways:
1. Pray: This battle is spiritual as much as it is physical. We invite you to commit to praying for the Beyea family during this hard time.
2. Give: Tommy's cancer diagnosis has led to significant, unplanned expenses. Money donated to them through this site will help to offset these costs, including but not limited to the following: medical costs (specialist appointments, scans/tests, prescriptions, chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, etc), and mounting bills. EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS!
3. Share with your networks: We won’t be able to reach these goals without the help of a large village. Please consider sharing this with your friends and family, either via social networks, email, or word of mouth.
On behalf of the Beyeas, "Jesse, Tommy and I are incredibly lucky to have the most supportive friends and family, we could not get through this a lone. We are eternally grateful for all the love, prayers, and support." Kate.
Note from the campaign organizer: Julie Nethersole is a friend of the family. She has known Kate since 2005 when they both attended Dominican College. All withdrawals will go directly to the family and a withdrawal plan will be established for Kate, Jesse and Tommy as the beneficiaries of all donations. Thank you all!
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