Ways you might know Michael Guedri:
*maybe he was your "manager" at Ellwood Thompson's
*maybe you worked with him at Art 180
*maybe he was ordained to officiate your wedding (hiiii)
*maybe you played video games with him at some point
*maybe he's the brother/cousin/uncle/son you call when you need a laugh
*maybe you saw him dressed like some last minute bobo comic book hero on halloween
*maybe he was your uber/lyft driver
*maybe he was Santa to your kids (oh wait, was that just us?)
*maybe he slept on your couch
*maybe you slept on his couch (he's nice)
*maybe he beat you at karaoke (he did, and will again)
either way, he's made you laugh many times.
So, on July 16th, while working at Buttermilk, he suffered from several seizures, which resulted in a fractured and dislocated shoulder, lots of bruising, and ultimately the discovery of a fairly large brain tumor on his right frontal lobe. He has since had a surgery to remove the tumor, during which they were able to remove about half of the mass. It should be said that when he came out of surgery, the first thing on his mind was trying to trick his family into thinking he didn't remember them. They took out that stupid tumor, but thankfully they left his sense of humor. Still waiting to see what kind of super powers he has now.
He has also had to have surgery on his shoulder, and is undergoing physical therapy to aide in his recovery. Throughout a two week hospital stay and continued monitoring at home, Caitlin has been at his side.
Michael and Caitlin are still considering all of their options for further treatment to wipe this sucker out for good, but options include chemotherapy and radiation.
He won't be able to drive for 6 months, and they've both obviously missed (and will continue to miss) lots of work. It's unclear when Michael will be able to work again, actually. Right now, the priority is his health. They have two amazingly cute dogs that need walking and attention, lots of medical bills to pay, a mortgage, and food to eat. This fundraising campaign is to help cover some of the costs of the hospital stay, multiple surgeries, outpatient care, missed paychecks, and all of the associated costs with having a massive life event. BRAIN TUMORS ARE EXPENSIVE AND STUPID.
Michael is our best friend, we love him to pieces, and he needs our help.
Please share widely to help out our buds!
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