Rose’s Brain Tumor Surgery

2017 was supposed to be an amazing year, Michael and Rose were getting married in May! Jan 28th, 2017 changed their lives. Rose was driving home from lunch when she experienced heart attack like symptoms and was rushed to the ER. She was misdiagnosed with panic disorder and was sent home.

Her condition became progressively debilitating, with dozens of ER trips, multiple appointements with doctors , and no resolution. Due to these health issues, she had to quit her job in May, leaving many wedding expenses still unpaid. She was working part time as much as her health allowed, which was small.

These health issues continued until August 2017, when she was finally referred to an endocrinologist, who diagnosed her with severe hyperthyroidism due to a TSH-secreting pituitary adenoma. This would require surgery to remove the tumor and fully recover. (medicine managed the condition, but her heart was also having issues from this problem)

Rose was finally eligible for surgery in March and had her surgery on March 28, 2018. Everything is finally back to semi-normal, and recovery has been going well! She returned to work mid-April.

Rose and Michael have been working as much as they can, but this still does not even begin to cover the costs of the surgery, ER trips, and doctor visits that have piled up over the past year and a half. The amount they are trying to raise will cover the cost of the surgery, plus some of the ER bills. They are in need of any and all monetary help to help them get through this rough time.


  • Jennifer Nicholson 
    • $40 
    • 18 mos
  • Mike Aguayo  
    • $10 
    • 22 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 25 mos
  • Adam Hernandez  
    • $200 
    • 26 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $200 
    • 26 mos
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Rose Leach Basom 
Lubbock, TX
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