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A young man is suffering and needs our help to get his life back...

Posted by Ron Neal on Saturday, March 14th, 2015 at 3:51pm.

Please read Marshall's story and join us in helping: Marshal Huska is a 22 year old man with multiple brain masses. This is his story:

Marshall "I have searched long and hard through Canada, and have talked to multiple neurosurgeons, but none of the surgeons in Canada have even referred me to someone who has/can perform the deep brain surgery needed to excise the tumors. Because they are located directly in the center of my brain, on the pineal gland, a biopsy is out of the question. The surgery is called a Pineal Resection, and is considered one of, if not the most difficult neurosurgeries possible. Hence the astronomical cost. Because of a myriad of symptoms, most of my time is spent laying in bed, as it is too difficult to even accomplish daily tasks. While there is high risk of complications while “under the knife”, I am willing to do/risk anything to get my life back. I'm 6'4" and my weight has dropped down to just over 120 lb because of the nausea and vomiting. I get excruciating migraines and have some degree of headache about 87% of the time. I've developed severe tremors and have noticed cognitive symptoms as well. It also affects my vision in multiple different ways. I was diagnosed in 2012, and have been on a long, hard battle ever since. I am now working with Cedar Sinai Hospital and the Skull Base Institute, which specializes in these types of deep-brain operations, and uses state of the art robotic arms (endoscopic surgery) to minimize the invasiveness and damage that traditional open brain surgery requires. Unfortunately it is not a surgery that Canada is able to perform because we do not have the technology here. As a result, they are also not willing to pay for it. Other pineal tumor patients have legally fought the healthcare system and failed to get it paid for. The total amount of the surgery and related costs, will be about $221,000 USD. This will cover the surgery, current retainer/travel fees, and recovery costs as well."

Our office’s Realtors of RE/MAX Alliance (Victoria) have contributed $10,000 (to-date) and we're reaching deeper into our pockets for more. Marshall is the son of one of our Realtors. Please click here now to help, every dollar counts: Benefit concert here in Victoria, BC: Bands: Ellice Blackout Isobel Trigger This Day Burns Master of ceremonies and magicks: Steve Hignett Advance tickets are now available at Wolf/Sheep Arthouse and Amplify Hair Studio for a minimum donation of $10.  


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