God Will Defeat Trish's Brain Tumor

$5,447 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 54 people in 10 months
Patricia Ann Houp is my beautiful wife, partner and best friend. We have been married for 8 years, and have 3 gorgeous children together. Tylen is 7, Kameron is 6, and our beautiful baby girl Kaylin just turned 1 year old. Trish is an amazing wife, and even more incredible mother. She will, and has, give the shirt off of her back not only for her family, but to anyone in need. She regularly volunteers to help with the children's ministry and nursery at our church, and we have been blessed with an amazing church family who has helped us in so many areas of our marriage, children, and family in general. But some things are in need of more help than even the most blessed church can provide. Around the time that our daughter was born last year, Trish started having severe migraines and dizzy spells. Over the course of a few months, she was referred to specialists and neurologists whom brushed it off as "stress migranes". In January of this year, we got tired of getting the runaround and denied MRI's, so I took her into the E.R. and fought with them to have an emergency MRI done. When the results came in, we could not believe our ears. She was told she had a tennis ball sized brain tumor in her Cerebellum and that it was pressing on her spinal cord shaft causing the debillitating headaches and dizziness. Then they proceeded to tell me that if I would not have brought her in today, that she would not have made it much longer.That was alot to take in. She was rushed to MUSC and had surgery on 1/12/17. The surgeons stated that they did not get all of it out because of the severity of the area it is located, so a second surgery is now being done on 5/1/17. She has to be monitored 24/7, so I have had to leave my job and stay home to care for her and the kids. I try to work on cars from home when I can, but bills are piling up and the assistance we have recieved already cannot pay for everything. So I am setting this up in faith, knowing that God will lead those who can help to do so in any way they can. Please do whatever your heart leads you to do. If you cannot help financially, or already have all you can, than please tell everyone you can, contact me if you want to donate clothing, food or any other items that may help us. There are so many ways to help others, just follow your own heart. We thank everyone that has helped so far, and we know that God is in control, he will see her through this, and he will bless us and everyone we know in amazing ways. God bless you all, and please keep us in your prayers. Thank you.

                                          Sincerely,
                                    Jamie E. Houp
+ Read More
Patricia has now undergone 4 major surgeries, 1 of which had complications and she unfortunately had a hemoragic stroke during recovery. She now has terrible tremors and her arms and head flail uncontrollably all day. She cannot walk correctly and needs a wheelchair mostly to get around, and her ability to speak has been dramatically affected. They have tried numerous medications and have even installed a Shunt in her head to try to control the fluid pressure from building up too much. All to no avail so far. Thankfully we rely on Gods word and not doctors and know that she will be healed, and everything that was taken from her will be restored! We have been so blessed in the past few months to get ahead enough financially through my buying and selling of cars, that we we're able to finally get into a 3 bedroom house to accommodate our family and upgrade our vehicle to that of a more dependable one. However, through all of the surgeries, hospital stays and having to get hotel rooms, pay for day care, and take the time to care for her and the kids through all of this, the few cars that I had sold recently have paid all of our bills to date and we are now preparing to slowly lose everything very quickly if I do not replenish our funds by the end of the month. We have been so blessed and have been spreading the blessings forward, and now ask those who we have been so blessed to have in our lives to please spread the word on this horrible situation on this amazing woman and her family and to help in absolutely any way you can. I am also trying to help her get supplies together to paint acrylic onto canvases (those who have seen her art know how good she is) so that she can have a therapeutic outlet as well as help contribute to bills by selling them and donating part of the proceeds to Cancer Agencies to help with this cause. Will will be naming it "Canvas for Cancer". So both of us will be donating a portion of our income to the cause that has affected so many of us worldwide. Please help us to keep the lively hood we have worked so hard to achieve that allows her the only peace of mind she has right now. Thank you so much for all of the amazing help you have already done! I know that God will bless this cause and bring his army of believers in to fight with us. May God bless all of you in amazing ways! And thank you so much in advance for all that you do!

Love,
Jamie
Trish still enjoying every moment!
+ Read More
Since Trish's brain surgery that lead to a severe hemoragic stroke, there has been ups and downs. I can't lie, it has been hard. Very hard. But I also have faith. I have faith that God will stand by our side. I have faith that he will not allow us to endure more than we can handle. And I have faith that he will provide and we will have an amazing testimony that will strengthen and encourage many others in the future. I believe that because of my unwavering faith in Him, and the intense desire to succeed in the midst of troubles, He has blessed us in extraordinary ways! He has blessed us with an amazing new home that was so unbelievably God orchestrated that it cannot be denied, and blessed by others that have been there for us in every way, every day. And I have followed my heart with full faith, and no worries. We have definitely done so on a very modest budget, and that budget is exhausted. I know we will be okay, but we definitely need help with keeping what we have obtained. I have invested my money wisely, and will soon pay off, but till then, we have a period of financial insecurity to face. Please help us continue to have peace of mind. I don't want my family to worry, and Trish needs to feel as secure as possible right now. She has struggled enough. So please spread this message to all, because God knows that she deserves blessings and love and the peace that she has had since the move has been amazing! I just want her to keep it. Thank you to everyone who already has done sooo much! We love you guys, and may God bless you all on amazing ways!
+ Read More
So I brought Trish to MUSC today for her doctor's visit. First time she has seen her oncologist and surgeon since the surgery in May. They are scheduling another MRI so that they can view the results between the one directly after surgery the one in June and the one coming up and see what kind of growth the fluid is having and if there's any growth with the remaining bits of tumor. It is pretty much determined that she will need radiation at some point down the road but right now they are trying to concentrate on the issues at hand such as the tremors. Since they have not been able to provide medication I spoke with the doctors about my try with CBD oil and discussed with them options as far as getting that prescribed or medical marijuana if CBD is not an option. South Carolina has still not passed medical marijuana laws but they do have a marijuana derivative that they are prescribing her to see if the benefits will act the same as they do with some other patients who have tried it. We will see how well that works and if need be I will continue with CBD until marijuana laws are passed and now that I know the benefits I will be pushing for medical marijuana legalization for South Carolina. I always thought that it was just an excuse for people to get high but boy was I wrong the medical benefits are surely there I wish I would not have been so closed minded this whole time. But Trish is starting to have a much better spirits since she has been going back to church and spending more time with people from the church who have been coming over and speaking with her and hanging out with her. Thank you for all of your love and support during these tough times you have no idea how blessed we are to have you all in our lives.
+ Read More
Update!!!
As some of you may already know the brain hemorrhage or hemorrhagic seizure that Trish sustained on May 3rd of this year during her surgery left her with some very difficult side effects to overcome. She was left with very little ability to walk talk read and write and her memory was also damaged on the short term end. After she was released from the hospital we noticed that she was having some pretty severe Tremors in her right arm as well as her head and body would Shake. Although it was difficult she still had her left and dominant arm to be able to do things like feed herself and open things Etc. A few weeks ago she started having more severe Tremors that had spread to her left arm as well as her jaw and would keep her up all hours of the night because they would not stop. After relaying the information to the doctor's they requested that we bring her down to MUSC to have CAT scans and MRIs done to make sure there was no pressure building up in the brain again which would cause another hemorrhagic seizure. We did and those test results came back negative. The doctors informed me that the tremors may or may not be there permanently and would not go away until her muscles got strong enough to control her arms even if they were able to be calm down at all. They informed me that there is no medication that can control this the only medication they have for that type of tremor issue is called Gabapentin or Neurontin and that is for Parkinson's patients which have Tremors but are based on a different part of the brain that controls them and so would not probably help her at all but they decided to put her on it anyway to see if it may help and would at least give her some Aid in her sleeping ability. Since then I have been advised by numerous people to try CBD oil which is a compound found in marijuana. There are two major compounds found in marijuana THC which gives you the euphoric high and CBD which gives you the medical benefits behind it. CBD oil is very expensive if you get the stuff that you know is real and not go to various smokeshops may or may not be selling quality products. After purchasing a lower dosage to see if it would work for her we have tried it and are seeing some really good results from it. Obviously the dosage that I'm giving her is not enough to kill the Tremors completely but it has completely got rid of the Tremors in her jaw and has slowed down the Tremors in her arms and body and allowed her to calm down at times enough to feel somewhat relaxed. Based on this I am going to continue to pursue the CBD oil treatment and get higher dosage amounts and also pursue through doctors to see if a prescription may be available so that we do not have to pay so much money and would just be responsible for deductible. I'm not sure how this will work out and if at all. After she was released from the hospital we noticed that she was having some pretty severe trimmers in her right arm as well as her head and Body would shake. Although it was difficult she still had her left and dominant arm to be able to do things like feed her self and opened things excetera. A few weeks ago she started having more severe trimmers that had spread to her left arm as well as her jaw and would keep her up all hours of the night because they would not stop. After relaying the information to the doctors they requested that we bring her down to MUSC to have cats cans and MRI is done to make sure there was no pressure building up in the brain again which would cause another hemorrhage seizure. We did and those tests results came back negative. The doctors in Orange me that the trimmers may or may not be there permanently and would not go away until her muscles got strong enough to control her arms even if they were able to be calmed down at all. They informed me that there is no medication that can control this the only medication they have for that type of trimmer issue is called gabapentin Warner rotten and that is for Parkinson's patience which have trimmers but are based on a different part of the brain that controls them and so would not probably help her out all but they decided to put her on it anyway to see if it may help and would it least give her some a dinner sleeping ability. Since then I have been advised by numerous people to try CBD oil which is a compound found in marijuana. They are too major compounds found in marijuana THC which gives you the euphoric hi and CBD with gives you the medical benefits behind it. CBD oil is very expensive if you get the stuff that you know is real and not go to various smoke shops may or may not be selling quality product. After purchasing a lower dosage she see if it would work for her we have tried it and our seeing some really good results from it. Obviously the dosage that I'm giving her as not enough to kill the trimmers completely but it has completely got rid of the trimmers in her job and has slowed down the trimmers in her arms and Body and allowed her to calm down at times enough to feel somewhat relaxed. Based on this I'm going to continue to pursue the CBD oil treatment and it is not something that I can really afford with all of our other bills but I promised my wife I would do everything in my power to help her get better again and I will hold true to that promise. I will attempt to sell additional cars to make up the difference and I will be pushing myself to the limits of what I'm capable of to make it happen. This is why I'm asking for your help. We are absolutely blessed by all of the support and donations and everything we have received so far from so many generous people that it is truly amazing the work that God does in our life. But we still need people that have not seen this story to be able to help us we really need to push through and get this message out to as many people as we possibly can there are millions and millions of people in this country alone and there are tons and tons of celebrities and people who are in a position and who enjoy helping others that are in this type of situation and we need to get the word out to everybody so that those people can do what they do best and help any way that they can. There are so many benefits to this treatment that I was never aware of but now that I see what it can do for my wife I will not stop until I get her everything that I possibly can to help aid her so that she can get her life back because she deserves it. She deserves to play with her kids again and she deserves to be able to walk and talk normally and have conversations with people and do all of the things that she loves to do. So please help in any way that you can and do everything that you possibly can to get this word to as many people as you are able to. Tag people send it to other peoples pages send links through other social media sites whatever you can do please we need as much help as we can possibly get right now because if it's up to me alone I will lose everything material that I have to make sure that my wife gets everything that she can to give her a normal quality of life again. Thank you guys so much for everything you've done already and everything that you will continue to do to help us and help Trish in this time of need. We love you all and may God bless you all in amazing ways here and now as well as in the future.
+ Read More
Read a Previous Update
Gail McArthur
1 month ago

I've known several people who have read an article a woman with brain cancer that was cured by being injected with the Polio virus. I hope you will check it out. I pray for you a miracle.

+ Read More

$5,447 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 54 people in 10 months
Created April 12, 2017
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
   Connect
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
$25
Anonymous
1 month ago
$100
Anonymous
1 month ago
$100
Anonymous
1 month ago
$1,491
Becky Pollard
1 month ago
1
1

Hoping this helps you and your family during this difficult time.

$50
Anonymous
1 month ago
$200
Anonymous
1 month ago
Gail McArthur
1 month ago

I've known several people who have read an article a woman with brain cancer that was cured by being injected with the Polio virus. I hope you will check it out. I pray for you a miracle.

+ Read More
or
Or, use your email…
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.