"Why do I have a tumor? Why did I get it and other people don't? I would give my whole life to not have cancer" -James, 7 years old) Please follow James at JamesJourney.org and share his smile with your friends.
On April 4th, 2015, exactly two weeks after his 7th birthday, James woke up screaming in pain with an excruciating headache. After he began vomiting, James's mom, Amy, rushed him to the local emergency room. After some meds he was feeling better and the doctors said they'd be back in 45 mins to an hour with the results of his CT scan. Just 7 minutes later the Dr. returned, holding back tears. Amy heard the words no parents should ever hear. "I'm so sorry. The scan shows a mass in James's brain".
The next day James was flown via private medi-vac plane to be cared for by specialists in the Pediatric Neurosurgery program at UCLA. It was Easter Sunday and the entire family was praying for a miracle. Over the next two weeks James endured two separate brain surgeries. On April 15th, he was diagnosed with Stage 4 Glioblastoma Mulitform (GBM), a highly malignant, terribly aggressive and rapidly growing brain tumor. And thus began James's battle against GBM.
The last thing Amy should have to worry about during this precious time is money. Unfortunately, the reality of medical bills and living expenses are weighing heavily as James's treatments and daily medical appointments have become this single mom's full time job. Any assistance you can provide is greatly appreciated by Amy, James, Juliette (James's 5 year old sister and best friend) and their family.Please follow James on FaceBook through James Journeyand share his story with your friends. Thank you!