Emily Gammel is organizing this fundraiser on behalf of Erin Lafond.
Some of you may know, and many may not, but recently our family has received some extremely difficult news regarding our Marshall.
In less than 24 hours, Marshall went from being a fun loving, care free kid eager to celebrate his 11th birthday party, to being diagnosed with a brain tumor, a form of cancer in his brain. The next morning he underwent an operation to remove the brain tumor located on his brain stem. Pending another MRI, a second tumor was discovered in his frontal lobe. This tumor is inoperable. This means he will have to undergo aggressive treatment of chemotherapy and radiation.
Marshall, is a grandson, a cousin, a nephew, a brother, a friend and most importantly he is a son. He means so much to all of us, and we want to ensure that he get the best care available.
While he is recovering from brain surgery, he is faced with some complications from the operation, that require treatment like physical therapy, rehabilitation services, and possibly may face more surgery down the line. The medical finances are already building, and this tough journey has just begun.
No parent can prepare for what will be a long, challenging road to recovery. It will take a lot of strength but also an immense amount of support from everyone. We are hopeful that through this gofundme page all of Marshall's loved ones and fans can help alleviate the impending financial burden that occurs when a family member is fighting this illness. Please contribute to Marshall’s fight to be cancer free. We have no doubt that he will beat this. Many have asked how they can help, and this is a great way to do so for Marshall.
Donations will be utilized for all aspects of Marshall’s treatment. This includes medical bills, copays, everyday necessities like gas money and also funds to help support childcare for Marshall’s younger brother William. Marshall needs his parents and loved ones by his side at this time. He is one strong brave boy, who's birthday is tomorrow. We look forward to many more after we conquer this cancer, with the help of many.
Thank you in advance for all of the support and contributions made, to help relieve some of the financial worries. This allows the family the ability to focus solely on Marshall and his road to recovery. We love you Marshall.