Help Tom and Ferne fight brain cancer!

For: Tom and Ferne Reed
Tallahassee, FL
Organizer: Andy Mace
Help Tom and Ferne fight brain cancer! (Tom and Ferne Reed)
of $50,000 goal.
Raised by 18 donors
2% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

In December 2014, Ferne Reed began experiencing dizzy spells. Although she and her husband Tom were not seriously concerned at first, when Ferne fell hard enough to break her glasses and cause a concussion, they sought medical help. An MRI revealed that Ferne had a large, inoperable, tumor on the front of her brain. The doctors suggested Chemotherapy and ordered a biopsy which confirmed Glioblastoma cancer.  They have found that there is not much that can be done. After a stay in the hospital, Ferne has not given been much of a chance to survive the tumor so they turned to Hospice. She was admitted to Big Bend Hospice, but is now back at home with Tom, who is her sole caregiver. Due to the situation with Ferne, Tom is unable to work at this time and the hospital bills are beginning to roll in. Tom and Ferne do not have insurance. They have applied for assistance, but they could use help to get through this tough time. If you can donate, please do, and help Tom through this difficult time. The last thing he, or anyone going through this situation, needs to worry about is how much it is going to cost to support and love their spouse during their final months. Please spread the word!

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on February 26, 2015

Posted on February 26, 2015

Hello everyone and a big thanks for those who've been able to help out! I talked with Tom and Ferne is on a steady slow decline. He is with her 24/7 only taking short breaks to run errands, get groceries, etc. She has nursing help from Big Bend Hospice and, of course, their cat who is keeping a watchful eye on Ferne. Tom sent me a few pictures which I will post after this update.

Since the creation of this fundraiser, the bills have been pouring in. The total has gone over $70,000 so far and there is more on the way. We've seen quite a number of friends chip in to help. If you are able to offer support, please do! There is still a long way to go.

EDIT: I almost forgot to add that Ferne ran a blog which can be found at this address ... Tom has posted a more through update there so please check it out.

Thank you, Andy

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