Support for Michael and Sara

Michael and Sara recently discovered that Michael has a tumor in his brain. After a biopsy through a craniotomy, he was diagnosed with an aggressive Grade 3 Anaplastic Astrocytoma. According to the neurosurgeon in Des Moines, it is inoperable. They are currently waiting for a second opinion from the Mayo Clinic. They have a fight ahead of them; one that their love will guide them through. They are newlyweds, married just 4 months. They recently purchased a house. Please take a moment to show them your love and support through this initiative.  They are young. They are in love.  They are starting their life together.  They are up against a battle few of us can imagine.   Please consider a donation.

Update: After spending several days at the Mayo Clinic, Michael found his best option was to start treatment with his doctors in Des Moines. He just finished 6 weeks of harsh radiation, alongside Temodar, which is Chemotherapy in pill form. He meets again with his oncologist on January 29th, to start a second round of Temodar. He will continue this treatment for 6 weeks, which will be followed by an MRI to see how well his tumor is responding to the treatment. His doctors are trying to get his insurance to approve Optune Therapy, which at the moment is being denied. Please consider a donation, because he still has a fight ahead of him. 
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 19 mos
  • Eva Mancewicz 
    • $100 
    • 19 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 19 mos
  • LaVonne Knapstein  
    • $150 
    • 28 mos
  • Stacey Wertzberger  
    • $100 
    • 28 mos
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Elizabeth Knapstein Tomlinson 
Raised $815 from 11 donations
West Des Moines, IA
Michael Okones 
Team member
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