15-year-old DVHS student with brain tumor needs our help!!!

15-year-old DVHS student with brain tumor needs our help!!!

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Dom, a student at Dougherty Valley High, in San Ramon, is scheduled to have major brain surgery tomorrow, 7/31. I am raising funds to help him and his mom, Alisa, with expenses.

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Deleted User posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #3

8/12/19 UPDATE!

Dom is doing well at inpatient rehab here at Children's. They are so amazing here and we are so blessed to have this facility so close!

We aren't sure when we will get to go home, but he has said that although he doesn't like being in the hospital, he is happy that he is here because everyone is so friendly and they make us feel so comfortable and cared for.

Thank you all for your continued support. We feel the love!

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Deleted User posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #2

On Saturday night, Dom was moved out of ICU, to a different floor. This has been a very positive change for him. Finally, he is eating little bites of food, and seems to be feeling a little more himself The first 2-3 days after surgery, he was really depressed.

He will need to go to rehab after he leaves the surgical floor. It looks like this will be a long journey, and we really don't yet know when he will be able to return home. The doctors are planning for at least 1-2 weeks of in-patient rehab to address his mobility issues. Both his right arm, and right leg are affected.

Again- thank you for all of your support- I am so encouraged by all of the love we have been shown through this. THANK YOU!!

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Deleted User posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #1

Dom went through 10 hours of surgery yesterday. They were able to get some of the tumor, but not all of it. It is integrated into his brain stem. The doctor could not tell where the tumor ended, and his brain stem began. As they shaved pieces of the tumor, they would check his sensory monitors. The minute there was a change, they stopped. It was his right arm that showed change. We are hoping for restoration of a deficit in sensory ability.

Now that he is awake and exhibiting signs of his amazing sense of humor, we are thrilled! He has already shushed me more than once! Thank you for your continued support through this challenging time- you are all so appreciated!

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Diane Kumar commented with a $75 donation:
4 months ago
hoping for a successful recovery for Dom
Danilo O Tizon commented with a $100 donation:
4 months ago
Get well soon, Dom! We're praying for you!
Morford Family commented with a $100 donation:
4 months ago
Much love and prayers as you travel through this challenging journey. Keep up the faith. Baby steps. XOXOXO
Kori Halverson commented with a $50 donation:
4 months ago
Miss you guys!
Anonymous commented with a $100 donation:
4 months ago
sending lots of prayers
Jeffrey Su commented with a $50 donation:
4 months ago
Best wishes to Dom for his recovery!
Julie Chappell commented with a $150 donation:
4 months ago
Keeping you in my prayers from your family in Iowa!
Beth Stafford commented with a $50 donation:
4 months ago
Sending good vibes from Iowa!
Leslie Anderson commented with a $50 donation:
4 months ago
Thinking of all of you! Leslie and Noble
Stacy Roach commented with a $100 donation:
4 months ago
Sending love, hugs and strength to Dom and your family.
Krystal Nielsen commented with a $25 donation:
4 months ago
Thinking about you guys and sending Good Vibes your way!! Take care!!
Danielle Hafdal commented with a $50 donation:
4 months ago
Love and prayers to you all!!
Dana Robson commented with a $50 donation:
4 months ago
Hugs and kisses from Dana and Mabel and Sugar and Midge !
Teresa Williams commented with a $25 donation:
4 months ago
Best wishes for a speedy recovery!
Valerie Reed commented with a $100 donation:
4 months ago
Wishing Dom a speedy recovery and praying for full healing! ???? I was one of his preschool teachers @ Little Bridges. ??
Anonymous commented with a $36 donation:
4 months ago
Sending you & your family all good wishes!
Linda Sarsfield commented with a $35 donation:
4 months ago
Charlotte Gracer always speaks highly of the family. Much love/prayers to Dom for a speedy recovery!
Anonymous commented with a $50 donation:
4 months ago
My thoughts and prayers are with you Alisa, Jason and Dom