Kobriger Family Cancer Support

$12,955 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 152 people in 30 months

Caleb Kobriger was diagnosed with a brain tumor during the 2016 holiday season. Surgery on December 23rd revealed Germinoma, a tumor located deep within the brain, near areas that control vital functions. A biopsy was performed on the tumor, but it couldn't be removed in it's entirety.

Within days of the first surgery, another was needed to reduce fluid buildup in the brain. The pressure was causing severe, debilitating symptoms. Luckily, the stent placement helped enough for his induced sedation to be ceased. 

Caleb's treatment plan includes at least 4 months of chemotherapy followed by 6 weeks of radiation. This will be life altering for the Kobriger family. They’ll have many appointments, labs, possible inpatient stays, infusions & frequent meetings with specialists. He'll be homeschooled during treatment. 

The cost of cancer is staggering. Preparing a home for weakened immune system precautions is costly & not covered by insurance. The new year will bring new medical bills because of resetting deductibles. 

Please support Caleb and his family with your donations to cover loss of income, upcoming medical bills, expenses to ensure his comfort & successful treatment.

Let's help ease this burden so the Kobriger family can focus on Caleb's recovery.

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An update from Paul....

Hi everyone, its been a couple of months since the last update so I thought I'd share some of the latest. There's not a lot to report actually. It has been relatively quiet and normal-feeling around here since chemo ended a few weeks ago. The scans show that the tumor is all but gone, and Caleb has been feeling pretty great. All that is left now is a short radiation regimen, which began earlier this week and will continue though mid-June. The treatment will be every day Monday-Friday for the next 4 weeks, so the schedule will be a bit hectic, but the hospital is only a few blocks from the house so that makes things a little easier. We're very happy to be nearing the end of this, and all signs are pointing to a full recovery with few or no long-term side effects. Caleb has been so strong and patient through all of this, but is definitely ready to put it behind him and get on with his life. He's looking forward to HS graduation next week(!), and attending UCSD as a Mechanical Engineer major in the Fall.

We all want to sincerely thank everyone for the support, the donations, the meals, the well-wishes. It has meant so, so much to our family and honestly words just can not express our gratitude.

We'll update again when there is anything new to report. No news is good news!
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In Caleb starting his next round of chemo things get crazy & stressful juggling the family's schedule, meals, etc so if anyone is interested in doing a homemade meal for the Kobriger family this week it would be greatly appreciated! If u pick a day just please call Tyra to find out when someone will be home for u to deliver the meal. Thank u so much for ur help!
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Update from Grandma Sharon

Caleb was suppose to have his 3rd set of chemo treatments last week but his white cell count was way too low so it was rescheduled to start today. We are feeling so blessed & pleased that the tumor is gone but the chemo treatments are taking a toll on not just Caleb's poor body but on the family emotionally as a whole. It's been a tough road. The whole family could use some big time prayers to get thru this second half of Caleb's Chemo treatments & then the radiation treatments. Thank you again for all your love, support & prayers. ❤
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Caleb's last chemo treatment
Update from Grandma Sharon

Caleb's 2nd Chemo treatment started off rough last week as he had an allergic right away and they had to stop the treatment. When his allergic reaction symptoms subsided they gave him Benadryl in his IV before starting the chemo back up & then no more reactions. From now on they will give him the benadryl first then the Chemo & give him the chemo at a slower pace & hope there will be no reaction. Then his "pickline" they use to inject the chemo came out so they had to take him into surgery & sedate him to reinsert it but it took them 3 tries before they got it in right. The next two treatments went ok after that but it again made him fatigued & nauseated with vomiting. They kept him in the hospital till Saturday to make sure no more reactions. He's home now & sleeping a lot. What a trooper this guy is! We are so proud of him & love him so much! Thank you to everyone who has supported & helped out Caleb & the family! Thanks for all the prayers as well!
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Greg Polasky
25 months ago

Great to hear!

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Raised by 152 people in 30 months
Created December 31, 2016
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Matt Kriegel
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david jurusik
28 months ago
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Soldier of Inspiration! Much love.

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Lance Dillenberg
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Art Dudley
29 months ago
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Caleb is in my prayers!

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Ramli Family
29 months ago
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We miss you and are praying for you, Caleb! Keep fighting!

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Clay Hoffman
29 months ago
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We are praying for you Caleb. Anne & Clay Hoffman

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Greg Polasky
25 months ago

Great to hear!

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