Hello, my name is Brenda the slightly older sister to my loving and supportive brother Paul. Even though Paul is the youngest of six he has long been the family voice of support and acts of love for all of us and everyone he encounters.
I am reaching out asking for your help at this time as my little brother, his loving wife Karen and their two children Eli and Mya desperately need your financial assistance and healing prayers. Simply put cancer has been an enemy upon my family for years and now has been causing chaos in my brother's life!
The long and much more complex story is that Paul was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor, oligodendroglioma, in 2009. He had an 8 hour awake craniotomy to remove as much as they could in August of 2009. He was doing great until he had a grand mal seizure shortly before Christmas in 2019. He proceeded to have 2 more brain surgeries, one in December of 2020 that took 17 hours and one in March that took 8 hours of 2021 up in San Francisco. After the surgeries he had 33 rounds of proton radiation treatment. Following the last surgery Paul had lost some strength on his left side and walked with a limp. He did physical therapy to help regain his strength. He went back to work part time in December 2021 after being off for a year. In April 2022 he began to experience increased numbness in his left arm/hand and left leg/foot. The symptoms gradually became worse so he could no longer work, he's unable to use his left arm/hand and walks with a cane. The MRI scan showed the reason for his symptoms was swelling in his brain. He has been on steroids and last week had his first infusion of Avastin to help take down the swelling. He will have another infusion every 3 weeks. In 2 months he will have another scan and the doctors will determine what treatment will be needed at that time. He is currently have physical therapy 2 times per week.
Due to Paul not being able to work and disability benefits being minimal and the medical expenses growing with all the treatment he is receiving right now they are having a hard time making ends meet. We humbly ask for your help during this trying time for Paul and his family. Thank you so much for your support and prayers!
1 Peter 2:24, "by His stripes we have been healed"
Psalm 91:16, "with long life will I satisfy him and show him My salvation"
John 19:30, "Jesus said, "It is finished"
Mathew 8:17, " This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: "He took up our infirmities and bore our diseases".