Dear Family and Friends of Jeff and Marti Robinson,
In October of 2013, Jeff was diagnosed with Glioblastoma, a cancerous brain tumor that is considered terminal. Since then, Jeff has faced a lot of terrible news: 5% chance of survival from a hemorrhagic stroke that lead to this diagnosis, 0% chance of communicating after emergency brain surgery, the probability of new tumors growing, two rounds of radiation, damage from stereotactic radiosurgery, ongoing chemotherapy, radiation scarring, diminishing abilities, and a median life expectancy of up to 15 months.
They are in month 11 and yet more tumors are threatening Jeff's life.
Jeff’s Neruo Oncologist is not optimistic, and has advised that Jeff's needs will be increasing as his abilities are expected to continually diminish. The Neuro Oncologist advised that Marti needs to line up additional help as soon as possible.
Jeff and Marti have the opportunity to have a close family member play the much needed role of Personal Care Assistant. They are making plans for their niece to take a leave of absence from her physical therapist job in California and join them in Minneapolis for the next few months. Unfortunately, her assistance will not be covered by insurance, so they need help both getting her here and covering some of her costs. She will stay with Jeff and Marti, and will help them with daily tasks such as cooking, cleaning, doctor visits, and caring for Jeff. Additionally, she will be on hand to offer much needed emotional support, and her assistance will help ensure that Marti can continue her freelance graphic design job (which pulls in that all-important paycheck) as long as possible.
Your generous donation will go toward round trip airfare from California to Minneapolis; meals; rent and other ongoing bills; and, with any luck, weekly compensation for their niece. We've butgeted out this cost and it amounts to $8,500. Any additional funds we raise will go toward out-of-pocket medical expenses and a trip to visit Jeff’s family once again.
Jeff has been called a MIRACLE by several doctors, a term scientists don’t typically use. Jeff still being with us IS a miracle, and though the medical field has a grim outlook, we are all praying for another miracle to get them over this hurdle so they can have many happy years together.
There ARE long term survivors of glioblastoma – some have been living with it for anywhere from 3-13 years.
Jeff CAN be an outlier.
We are not done fighting.
Thank you for considering as large of a donation as you can.
We chose You Caring because every penny you donate will go directly to Jeff and Marti.
If you would like to donate to Jeff and Marti directly, you can do so by mailing a check or money order to:
For the Benefit of Jeff Robinson
3636 27th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406