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A vintage collector and longtime VW guy, Rob acquired a fenderlight Vespa and a race-tuned Allstate and in March of 2011 he joined Peak Scooter Club in Colorado Springs, CO. Just 3 months later he found himself bedridden for 3 weeks, with a horrible migraine. After losing 30 lbs in that same time frame, and 2 trips to urgent care, resulting in misdiagnosis, he made a trip to the ER, where he was taken right in for an MRI. After brain surgery, Rob was diagnosed with IV glioblastoma multiforme, brain cancer.
The surgery and recovery went very well. Rob says that he was hoping to wake up from surgery with a newly acquired talent or skill, such as guitar virtuoso or the ability to speak another language, but the only noticeable change was that he now prefers unsweetened iced tea. He jokes that at least he is not jabbing himself in the forehead with a fork. There is much to be thankful for.
Since surgery, Rob has been up and down the East Coast, seeking brain tumor specialists, as brain cancer accounts for only 1% of all cancers treatment is not a simple or inexpensive pursuit. He is now in central Virginia, receiving treatment at the brain tumor department of the Emily Couric Cancer Center at UVA. The help, support and love from his family and friends have have been so important over the past few months, but now Rob needs monetary help to support the very expensive treatments he is receiving.