Tom's Brain Tumour Support
I am hoping to raise enough money for Tom so that he can spend the six weeks recovery period focussing on healing without the added pressure of financial stresses while not being able to work. Tom provides for his wife and two children aged six years and three years.
Please help me raise this money for our friend and work collegue so that Tom and his family can enjoy this festive season without financial stress and worry.
'Given that you have all shared so generously with me over the last few weeks I thought it only fair that I share some of the nitty gritty with you. Now that we are at home I have had some time to digest a little and work out what I wanted to share and what I didn't. I decided I would share a few of the external shots as its not often you get to see someone with 60 staples in their head! For whatever reason. This was a new incision as the other one below it had already been opened 5 times. I can't show you what happened on the inside yet cos I haven't seen myself but I can try to tell you. I had some amazing doctors using amazing techniques before and during surgery to determine what they could safely remove surgically, and what would have to wait for radiotherapy. Thankfully the area that was causing issues wasn't in my motor cortex, it was just putting immense pressure on it, hence the symptoms. Actually I had a seizure the morning of surgery that had me unable to talk during it and left my left arm dead for about 5 mins after, I thought this was how I'd be after surgery. Anyway they removed what turned out to be a rather nasty piece of tumor without causing any issues and then proceeded with the not so nasty stuff and cos I was awake we were able to work together to determine what should and shouldn't be removed! Post surgery I was so happy to realize that my eyesight hadn't diminished, that I could talk and that my left hand was functional (mostly).
We got the pathology results back on Thursday and weren't surprised to learn that the nasty part had progressed from a grade 2 to a grade 4 (there are only 4 grades), so as scary as that is it just means that we need to take care of each other and hold hands as we tackle this thing HEAD on! The next step is 6 weeks of radiotherapy in Melbourne starting early January.
Thanks for all the love, prayers & thoughts. They don't go unnoticed :)over share done!!'
I am in awe of this man's strength and courage. Lets see if we can get Tom's Brain Tumour Support to $15000 so we can triple our goal! Please keep sharing and spreading this story about this remarkable man.
I will be keeping Tom's Brain Tumour Support open until Tom is out of hospital and at home recovering. Please keep sharing in support of Tom and his beautiful family