PLEASE!! Help Bob with his recovery from Brain Surgery ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Bobby Dillingham was born in Los Angeles, CA on October 15, 1984.
He returned to Los Angeles 30 years later to have a life saving operation. He was transported on October 2, 2014 via a critical care ambulance from St. Rose Hospital, Las Vegas, NV to Ronald Regan Medical Center at U.C.L.A.
Bobby had a massive tumor that had grown into his brain stem. On October 16th the day after his 30th birthday Bobby went through a 13 hour surgery to remove the tumor.
Bobby has lived in Los Angeles, CA, Napa Valley,CA, Satellite Beach, FL and now resides in Las Vegas, NV. When Bobby was very young he inhaled peanuts into his lungs, after many days in an oxygen tent and surgery at the Childrens Hospital in Los Angeles they saved Bobby's life. When he moved to Napa Valley at the age of 4 Bobby knocked out his front teeth. He was riding his skateboard like surf board on his stomach and hit a bump in the curb. He was a bloody mess and they removed one tooth and saved the other one. Bobby is no stranger to emergency rooms and hospitals.
While growing up Bobby enjoyed many activities such as baseball, watersports, rock climbing and rocket launching to name a few. As youth he had a reputation for playing with fireworks, mainly bottle rockets. He joined the rocket club at DeLaura Middle School. I think his curiosity of fireworks and explosions lead him to one of his first jobs, a volunteer fire fighter for the Indian Harbour Beach Fire Department. Bobby attended Brevard Community College where he studied fire fighting and paramedics.
After Brevard Community College Bobby headed west to pursue his love of rock climbing and fire fighting. When he arrived in Las Vegas his cousin Jack Long introduced him to glassblowing. I think his intrigue of fire and the uniqueness of glassblowing excited his passions and he was in love with this form of artwork.
For the past ten years Bobby has been a professional glassblower at Creative Artisans aka Dopeass Distirbutors. His work has been featured in many trade magazines including High Times and Mary Jane.
Today Bobby is back in Las Vegas after another life saving operation in the city of Angels. Bobby is under the care of Nerosurgen Dr. Aury Nagy voted one of Las Vegas top doctors in 2013. Bobby is currently in the IC unit at St. Rose Dominican Hospital and is scheduled to go to one of thier long term care facilities soon. He is going to need long term care while receiving rehabilitation for his complete recovery
His mother Pamela lives in Florida and will be traveling back and forth to Las Vegas. His Aunt Marie lives in Las Vegas and has accompanied her sister through out this entire ordeal. With the constant love from his mother and aunt Bobby has beat the odds. As you can imagine the cost of this has become guite burdensome.
Bobby is a very good hearted soul with a lot of self determination and is recovering slowly and steadily. His improvement has been remarkable with the loving support of his mother Pamela and aunt Marie. If you would like to help support this cause to help Bobby and his family we have opened this fund. We also have a facebook sight #TeamBob - Bob Dillingham so you can track Bobby's recovery.............
Thank You everyone for your prayers and support during these trying times.