Medical Support for William Sumner

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Raised by 332 people in 6 months
Hi everyone! Barbara, Isabella, and Bonnie Sumner here.  For those of you who may not know our dad well, it's okay, because you'd walk into a room with him and within minutes feel as if he was your best friend, confidant, and go to jokester. He is a neural linguistic programmer, with a masters in Social Work. He owns his own business The Inevitable You, where he works with the minds of so many people to help them with all the issues life can bring.  He works hard with you to make successful people, even more successful. But outside of this, he is an amazing friend, father, husband, grandfather and more! 

A few weeks ago he had started to have some speech issues, and checked himself in to Tampa General. At this time they did a CT scan and discovered a mass in the speech center of his brain. From there, the journey became a bumpy and overwhelming ride.  After quickly returning to Denver, he had meetings with a neurologist and neurosurgeon, and it was determined that his mass (tumor) had to be removed.  His surgery took place on 2/4 and the neurosurgeon was successful in taking 100% of it out.  While this is great news, we are spinning at some additional news that this tumor is classified as a grade 4 glioblastoma, a type of brain cancer.  After he is healed from surgery, he will have 6 weeks of radiation and chemotherapy.  He is currently working hard at regaining his speech as his brain is still very swollen from surgery.  

As many of you are finding out the news, many are asking what they can do to help.  While being self-employed and owning his own company has always been an accomplished dream of our Dad's, the reality is he doesn't have the luxury of things like paid time off or FMLA.  We have created this page for our Dad and his current medical expenses. Any donations will go to his current medical bills, the costs of chemotherapy and radiation, as well as upcoming therapies such as speech, occupational, and physical therapy.  

Dad and Barbara are sending all their love back to the Inevitable Warriors during this difficult time.  And although he is unable to respond to text or email, he does read them and he is thankful and filled with gratitude.  Any and all donations are appreciated and we can't thank you enough for thinking of our parents during this difficult and challenging time.

Bonnie and Isabella and the entire Sumner Clan!

The funds will be managed by Barbara Sumner.
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Hi beautiful people! We’ve updated the page to set up for the bike ride at the beginning of June that is being hosted for William. Any and all donations are appreciated. These are going to help with all the medical costs and future plans that we are trying to make as a family. Bill has read all of your messages and is overwhelmed by the love and support. Continued gratitude and love to everyone ❤️❤️❤️
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Happy Spring Equinox everyone! A quick update on Bill... he started radiation and chemo treatments last week, radiation is 5 days/week for 6 weeks followed by a 28 day rest period and they will evaluate the status of the tumor. He has also been working diligently on his speech therapy, rebuilding his vocabulary and overcoming the aphasia that came with the surgery. It becomes frustrating at times as you might imagine... but he is progressing every day!

Overall he is in great spirits, and is still very determined to beat the overwhelming odds of this particular kind of brain cancer. If anyone can do it, we know it's him! If you wish to send him any messages via DM, text, email, etc., please do.

Thank you all for the continued support and words of encouragement! Bill is tremendously grateful to everyone who has reached out, donated to the GoFundMe page, or helped in any way. Especially with the recent move of the home office this past weekend, we can't thank you enough... we have such an awesome community here! Please keep the great love and energy coming!

More updates to follow as Bill progresses... Thank you again!
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HI everyone! Thank you all so so so much for the continued support. Bill and the family are just overwhelmed with the amount of love and support from you all. Bill is finally home, and is getting into the routine of life. He has been working daily on his speech, PT, OT and all that good stuff! He will beginning chemo and radiation this week upcoming week.

Let us know if you have questions :) Overall though the kind words and encouraging thoughts are so appreciated. Much love Isabella
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Thank you to everyone so far! We’ve been sharing these beautiful messages and kind words with dad - and he is overwhelmed with joy and gratitude. He’s finally getting to go home tomorrow! Next steps still to come. But he is so eternally grateful to everyone. Much love - Isabell
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