I Need Your Help
^That’s my little brother and I, he’s 10 years old. In 2009, my brother, Noah, was diagnosed with a disease called Neurofibromatosis Type 2 which causes tumors to grow in his brain and on his spinal cord, as well as in his ears and causes cataracts to form in his eyes.
Since 2009 he has undergone surgery twice, once to remove several brain tumors and, the most recent, to remove a tumor growing at the base of his spinal cord which was pushing on nerves and was on the verge of causing paralysis from the neck down.
Since the latest surgery, which happened just last year in 2013, the doctors have performed multiple MRI’s and have concluded that the tumor at the base of his spine has returned and is even bigger than before, and since the prior surgery happened less than a year ago, the threat of something going wrong while going in to remove it again is too high, meaning there is nothing they can do.
Just this year, his main doctor was transferred to California, on the complete opposite side of the United States from us. He has been with Noah since the very beginning and has done all of his surgeries. My parents really need to take Noah out to see him, and this is where I need your help.
We’ve set up a GoFundMe for this to happen, hoping to raise money so that he can go out and see him and hopefully get a better understanding of what other options there are besides surgery. If he does have the surgery, the likelihood of him ever walking or using the bathroom by himself is very slim, which is why we need to get him out to see him right away.
I don’t have a lot of followers but I would really appreciate if you guys could get this circulating. We really need all the help we can get at this point. His full story is on the gofundme and I can answer any questions you have.