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Vic C.

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Review for Mission4Maureen, South Euclid, OH, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

It was on 03/02/2016 I was in class when I got the call my wife had fallen and hit her head. I made her go to the ER as a precaution and that is when a mass was discovered. The 1st neurosurgeon we saw basically told us to go home because she would not survive the biopsy because the mass was in the Pons area of the Brain Stem.
We contacted her oncologist ( wife is a breast cancer survivor ) and he immediately referred her to Duke Med within a few weeks. There we met with several Dr's. They did comprehensive neurology work up to try to determine if it was a tumor or some type of infection because she did not exhibit any major symptoms with a mass that large. It was early April 2016 when we were notified that she would be referred to the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center @ Duke. There we met with Dr. Allan Friedman, a Neurosurgeon @ Duke and decided to do the biopsy the next day 04/06/16. Our fears were confirmed the next week , it was cancer Anaplastic Astrocytoma WHO grade 3 in the brain stem. Our next step was to fight . She started Chemo and did 2 rounds with little to no effect. That is when they implemented Avastin into her treatment regimen and we began to see improvement.
Thankfully Mission 4 Maureen was there when we needed it the most. They were able to help us with mortgage assistance and some of our medical cost. It was a huge relief to know that there were people who cared enough to help those who were dealing with such a horrific disease. We are 18 months in and she's fighting everyday to beat this monster. Once again, the words "Thank You " as simple and strong as they are, cannot truly convey our deepest gratitude to Mission 4 Maureen for what they did for us.

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