DaNeil's Brain Tumor Recovery Fund

DaNeil & Robert Brooks really need your help. URGENT NEED! Please read and share: DaNeil has been out of work since January due to the debilatating migraines prior to having the brain surgery. We didn't find out until recently that the short term disability is not going to pay anything for her time out. Her long term disability finally approved her leave. This is helping but we are so behind it's just not enough. This GoFundMe campaign and the gifts of a few friends and family given outside the campaign is the only income that we have been living on since January until the LTD began. DaNeil is doing physical therapy to get her strength back, but after having been mostly bed-riden for 2 months prior to surgery and then the recovery after the surgery, it is proving to take a lot longer than expected.  Today (June 5, 2018) we found out that DaNeil has a 7 mm kidney stone in her left ureter! We are hoping she can pass it on her own, but the doctor isn't so sure. If not, that will be another surgery very soon. This is also hindering her PT. (Update: surgery to remove the stone was successful but has really set her back.) The most pressing needs right now are medical bills, housing expenses (especially house payment, utilities). We are trying very hard not to lose our home but also looking into other options should that become necessary.  This whole process has been an unbelievable lesson in humility for us. While no one wants to tell the world their troubles like this, if we hadn't, no one would have known how to help us. We still need your help, actually, more now than in the very beginning because we thought things would have been turned around before now.  The number one way you can help is by praying and sharing this GoFundMe with your friends and family. Then, if you're able to make a small gift, we would appreciate it so much.  Thank you all for reading this and for showing so much love to us through these trying times. God bless you all.  Love, DaNeil & Robert Update: (And be sure to read the updates within the campain) DaNeil had the surgery to remove the brain tumor on March 20. Everything went great! It has been a long road, but she is recovering very well!  Original post: DaNeil Brooks has a brain tumor and is scheduled to have surgery to remove it on March 20, 2018.  Her neurologist and neurosurgeon have been monitoring closely since 2011, but over the past year, the number of debilitating migraines has increased drastically. The most recent MRI shows a lot of swelling around the tumor so the neurosurgeon is saying that it is “semi-urgent” to have surgery to remove it very soon.  Her husband, Robert is disabled from Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO), a very rare neurological disease that causes varying degrees of blindness and paralysis.  Robert & DaNeil have been living off of her decreased pay and the small amount that he has been able to bring in with his small DJ business that he operates from home. They are trusting God to supply all of their needs, but we all know that sometimes He supplies those needs through the generous hearts of others.  If you can make a donation to help them keep their heads above water during this very difficult time, it would truly mean a lot to them.  Also, sharing this Go Fund Me page with your friends and family will help so much. Thank you so much for reading and may God bless you.  “We’ve tried so hard to try to make it on our own, but with all the medical & financial issues we're facing, it's become nearly impossible to stay afloat. If you could help, share or pray, it would mean so much to us. Thank you.” [Robert & DaNeil Brooks]


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