George is a 7th grade UD student in who was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor in July of 2018. Immediately following his diagnosis, George underwent a parietal craniotomy and several rounds of radiation. He had about a year and a half of clear scans at his periodic checkups and was doing great BUT just recently a new tumor in his occipital lobe was discovered. The new tumor was a lot smaller than the first, but in a different location of the brain.
George just recently had to undergo yet another brain surgery to remove the tumor and is now in the midst of radiation proton therapy on both his brain and spine. These treatments happen every week day Monday through Friday and will last until January 23, 2020. He will even require radiation on Christmas Eve.
George has already been dealing with hair loss, seizures, fatigue and nausea. But, unfortunately with radiation, the doctors have explained the potential long-term side effects to his young body (ie: stunted growth, hearing loss, permanent hair loss, vision changes, etc.).
George's road to recovery is going to be long and bumpy. Crystale is an Amazing Mom but even her STRONG SHOULDERS can't bear this weight alone. All donations will be used for Medical bills, Georgie's continued care and to help off set all the time that Crystale has and will miss from work.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
- Make a Donation on this gofundme page. Give a little. Give a lot....whatever you can. Every dollar helps.
- Giftcards to Giant, Amazon, Target, Walmart (drop off to Nicole Ganz and she will collect and get them to Crystale)
- Offer Your Services to help the Hamlins out with household needs (currently they need some help from a plumber and they will need help shoveling if we get a big snowfall)
- Make a Dinner: A meal train will be up and running soon.
Student & Teacher Donations of $15 or more will receive a TEAM GEORGE tshirt (while supplies last). We will provide donors with shirt pickup info as long as your name is listed with your donation. If you choose to keep you donation anonymous, but would still like a shirt, please contact us through this gofundme page to make arrangements. Tshirts can also be purchased directly from Nicole Ganz for $15 (or more). 100% of the sale of the shirts will be going to George!
We are encouraging SRMS students to make a donation so they can wear their shirts at school to show George how much support he has. The guidance office will be organizing specific days for the kids to all wear their shirts on the same day.
Thank you in advance for your generosity! Please continue to pray for George and his family! AND PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE.
- Cindy Shapiro
- Megan Galasso
- Brooke Reardon