Tyler's fight with Brain Cancer

Summer of 2017, at the age of 28, Tyler Bain was experiencing spells that he said felt like "standing up too fast" and tingly feelings in his hands. He went to an ENT specialist that believed it was an inner ear infection. However, after treatments, his symptoms continued.

Tyler sought a second opinion from a neurologist who ordered an MRI. On Monday, August 14, 2017 Tyler received a phone call from his doctor informing him of the results and that he would be meeting with a neurosurgeon. That Thursday as he met with his neurosurgeon, Tyler Bain was diagnosis with a tumor slightly larger than a golf ball in his right temporal lobe of his brain.

On September 13, 2017, Tyler underwent brain surgery to remove as much of the mass as possible and get an accurate diagnosis. With the results, Tyler was formally diagnosed with grade IV glioblastoma. While they were able to remove approximately 75% of the tumor, the remaining portion is deemed inoperable due to its location. Although this is a malignant brain cancer, Tyler is an aggressive, stubborn and strong man that’s determined to beat it.

He has undergone the “standard treatment” for Brain Cancer, which consists of 45 days of radiation coupled with 45 days of chemotherapy. Versus a majority of other cancer chemotherapy treatments, Tyler’s is done orally in pill form at nights. He completed his standard treatment in November 2017.

Due to all the support and love Tyler has received, he has been blessed to continue his treatment with Duke University - leaders in Brain Cancer research. He must fly out to Duke every two months for scans and to continue on his current treatment plan. He currently undergoes 5 days of chemo at a 3x higher dose than the standard treatment followed by 23 days off for a complete cycle. His last cycle (out of 12) will be in November 2018.

At this time, Brain Cancer is not curable which unfortunately means Tyler is required to do multiple flights/hotels to Duke University and pay for outrageous medical expenses annually. Tyler Bain and his family will need your assistance. Any donation, large or small will make a significant impact, and if nothing else, please say a prayer. Donations will aid Tyler in paying for the additional treatments, travel and other unexpected expenses that continue to arise.

Thank you for your help and for sharing!

[Tyler Pre Surgery on September 13, 2017 with girlfriend]

[Left: Day after Surgery - Right: First day home Post Surgery]

[Tyler becomes a barber]

[Tyler's first day at Buffett Cancer Center to meet Dr. Nicole Shonka, his Neuro-Oncologist]

[Tyler's first day of radiation/chemotherapy treatment]


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Bree Quintieri 
Denver, CO
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