Meet Lorie a caring, loving and supportive mom and grandmother. Lorie is a hardworking artistic free spirit who recently found her passion for painting.
Eight years ago she was told she had two brain tumors. One sits in the pineal region and one is in the hippocampus. Because of this everyday has been a continual experience of suffering with headaches, nausea and life altering changes. Things like loss of the ability to drive, numbness of limbs and loss of motor skills. Even though she has been fighting this issue for many years, the doctors in Canada will not acknowledge that surgery needs to be done. Recently there has been an acceleration in side effects and we are unsure how much more suffering she can bear.
We have managed to make contact with an experienced neurosurgeon Prof. Dr. Henry W. S. Schroeder in Germany that is leading the field in minimally invasive neurosurgery, and has confirmed he would indeed do the surgery. In order to make this a reality we are now confronted with the task of raising money for the surgery, and for a lengthy recovery. These tumours may be benign but they are pressing on vital structures and will cause permanent damage, if they haven't already.
The fundraising goal is $50,000 Surgery is 24,000 euro (roughly $37,000 cad). Lori will be in hospital in Germany until she is able to come home. She will need travel expenses of course as well as sufficient healing time, before she can get back out & join the world!
"I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for saving my life ❤ There are truly no words that could even come close to the gratitude and thankfulness I have for each and every one of you and the gift that you are so selflessly giving me. I love you all" ~ Lorie