Love, Prayer & Support for Colton & Connie Vick

For: Colton Vick
Kerrville, TX
Organizer: Jordan Gentle
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The Story

Colton and his wife, Connie are some of the most sincere and sweetest people you will ever meet. Anyone that's had the chance to know them for two seconds knows that their love for life and others, flows so sweetly and generously from their hearts.

Colton and Connie are newly married. Just after their wedding in December of 2016, Colton received the news that he has a tumor on his 8th cranial nerve pressing against the brain stem.
Colton has had significant hearing loss in his left ear since high school. When it initially occurred, he was battling Mono and had also suffered a concussion in football shortly before. When he in went for evaluation, a hearing test was performed and showed 100% hearing, and an unremarkable CT scan. With no abnormal findings, there was no conclusion, only thoughts that it could be from congestion due to the mono or from the accumulation of hits in football.
Life went on and Colton’s hearing never got better, but never got worse.

In December 2016, two weeks after Colton and Connie’s wedding, and one month before they made their move to Oregon, Colton went in for another evaluation of his ear. At this appointment, a hearing test showed a 40% loss of hearing in his left ear. An MRI of the brain and ear canal was immediately scheduled.

The evening of his MRI, they received the report that a 3.1cm mass was detected on his hearing/balance nerve, pushing into his brain and brain stem on the left side. This mass was identified as an Acoustic Neuroma. At the follow up appointment, they were told that this tumor was a large tumor of its type and that it would require treatment in the very near future as opposed to monitoring. Although Acoustic Neuromas are benign tumors, life threatening complications can occur without treatment due to their placement and potential size.

Colton was able to schedule treatment with a doctor in Texas to take place on March 22nd.

We want to come along side this newly wed couple and support them through prayer and finances. With brain surgery, comes extensive medical expenses, along with travel and physical therapy expenses. Please consider helping us bless them just as they've blessed so many others!

Thank you!

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on March 22, 2017

Posted on March 22, 2017

Hello all, 

Colton's surgery has been postponed to next Thursday due to high blood pressure  that makes the surgery too risky. Colton was checked by the cardiologist on Tuesday and he cleared him stating that he had a case of white coat syndrome and didn't see any issues outside of that. The staff had already canceled the surgery before they received the cardiologist report. We've been praying for Gods hand and perfect timing over the surgery and the staff, so we are still believing great things and that God is guiding them! 

We would love your continued prayers and support! 

Much love, 
Vick Family 

Posted on March 12, 2017

Posted on March 12, 2017

I can not begin to describe how thankful Connie and I are of everyone's unending support with the upcoming surgery. From close friends to people I've never met, I just wanted to say thank you. Your kind words, prayers, monetary donations and words of encouragement will forever ring in our hearts.

Connie and I are completely trustworthy in The Lord and know that even though this tumor is not part of His will, He will be able to transform this experience into a pedestal for us to share our story for the glory of His Kingdom. The way y'all have surrounded us with love and prayers just further proves that.
We wish that we could extend a thank you to each person that has said a prayer, given encouraging words, shared our post, and given to help with the cost surgery and every other cost that comes with it, but because of the huge response of love that was shown to us, this is the only way we can say THANK YOU! We are simply in awe (and tears) of everyone’s response. To be lightened of a load as heavy as we were handed is more relief than my words could ever explain. If you would share this post so that people who I’m not friends with on Facebook will have a chance to see my thanks to them, we would greatly appreciate it.
I’ll end with a couple verses that have been mine and Connie’s “go to” reminder during this time.

2 Corinthians 4:8-12:
8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 10 We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. 11 For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body. 12 So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.

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