This is Travis, he has been married to my friend Andrea for 19 years. Together, they have 4 beautiful kids, and a Havanese named Ruby.
In May 2008, Travis was diagnosed with a brain stem tumor. He had surgery and radiation, and it went into remission. But in Sept 2012, it came back and was more aggressive this time. He had surgery again, followed by chemotherapy. And it went into remission for a year. Then an MRI in Oct 2013 showed it was back again. He had surgery this past January (2014), but it really took a toll on him.
Travis has been unable to work since then.
Friends had planned a fundraiser (Run for Travis) for this next Saturday to help with the growing cost of medical expenses. Although it breaks my heart to share this, Travis just passed away this past weekend. My heart aches for Andrea and her kids.
I found out they are still having the fundraiser, as now the family needs help to cover the medical bills and funeral expenses.
If you are able to donate any amount at all, here's a link to donate online: http://www.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138998542
Or you can go to any Wells Fargo bank and donate to the
"Run For Travis" fund.
Even if you're not able to donate, please share this link so we can help out this wonderful family as much as possible.
Thank you my friends.
P.S. If you're wondering, the top picture is Travis with their Havanese Ruby. He loved that little pup. His family got a Havanese after they heard all my stories about Jasmine. So we are connected that way too.