Trenton is a six-year-old boy who loves to hunt, fish, play baseball, and play with his five-year-old brother, Cash. Trenton and Cash are inseparable.
Trenton and Cash live with their grandparents, Ronnie and Jeff Nowak, in Cottage Grove, Oregon (just south of Eugene).
Tragedy Strikes Twice for the Nowak Family
Sadly, in April of this year, Ronnie and Jeff's son Justin (Trenton's uncle) succumbed to colon cancer at the young age of 33.
Just a few months later, they received the devastating news of Trenton's diagnosis. Still reeling from losing Justin, they are faced with the unimaginable once more.
Difusse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPG) are the rarest and worst of all pediatric brain tumors. Approximately 150 to 200 children are diagnosed with this type of tumor each year, and survival time is typically just nine to twelve months from diagnosis. Treatment options are limited and none offer a cure.
Within a week of Trenton's diagnosis, his vision and motor skills began to deteriote markedly.
The Nowaks travel to Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland, two hours away, to see Trenton's doctors..
Initially, doctors gave Trenton a prognosis of 12 to 14 months. Since then, due to the rapid progression of his symptoms, they now give him a prognosis of 4 to 6 months to live.
Help Give the Nowak's Time for Trenton
The Nowak family's journey this past year dealing with the terminal illness of first Justin and now Trenton, has taken a tremendous toll on them, both emotionally and financially.
Your selfless donation will help make it possible for Ronnie and Jeff, who both work full-time, to take the time off they need to care for Trenton and treasure every day, every moment with him.
The Nowak's are a loving family of strong faith. They are so appreciative of the support, love and kindness shown to them in the past year during such a difficult times.
Your donations will go directly and instantly to Ronnie and Jeff to help meet family expenses, ensure Trenton's changing needs are met to make him as comfortable and happy as possible, and to provide support for his brother, Cash.
Please donate $5, $20, $100 or any amount you can to allow the Nowak's time for Trenton.
You can donate securely and easily from this site today. If you would prefer to send a check, please make checks payable to Ronnie Nowak or Jeff Nowak and mail to:
Time for Trenton
88886 Oakshire DR
Springfield OR 97478
Thank you for your support!