Condition: Brain Tumor
City, State: OR
Club: Reynolds Middle School Sparrow Club Service Hours: 561
Date Adopted: 2/14/2008
Yeshua's Story:(4/23/08) Yeshua R Gaz-con-Montes is a sweet little boy, just 2 years old. His Sparrow story begins in October, 2007. His mother noticed he wasn't quite himself and spent weeks going to and from the doctor with no answers. Yeshua finally had an MRI, which revealed a tumor in his brain. He was diagnosed with spinal blastoma on October 18, 2007. He had a biopsy the next week, followed by having a shunt inserted into his brain. This prevents his brain from swelling. On November 27, the tumor was removed. Currently, Yeshua has a port in his chest in which he receives chemotherapy. He has had four rounds of treatment. He will be monitored every three months to see how his condition is. Yeshua is a very happy boy who loves playing with legos, balls, and bicycles. He has two older sisters who adore him. Sparrow cash raised for Yeshua will help cover medical expenses, help the family with rent, clothing, and everyday living expenses. His mother is unable to return to work because of his ongoing medical treatment needs, and is his sole provider. Yeshua's grandmother and family friends help care for his sisters when Mom needs to be at the hospital with him.