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Brock's family and friends are raising money to help cover his medical expenses. Thank you for your generous support!

Brock is a kid who loves school, his teacher and even loves doing his homework each day. He is an excellent student and his teacher stated that he is one of the smartest kids in her class. Brock always has a big smile on his face; he’s very outgoing, personable, and comfortable with adults as well as kids. Everyone loves this amazing kid. He also loves to play baseball, go swimming, play video games and spend time playing with his eight year old brother Brody.

Five year old Brock had been getting sick almost daily for two months before he started getting severe headaches. On Monday October 24, a CT scan was performed at 2:30 in the afternoon. By 4 o’clock, he had been rushed to the hospital where he was surrounded by an army of doctors, surgeons and nurses that would prepare him for brain surgery. His family was told the news…..the CT scan had revealed a large tumor next to the brainstem and doctors feared that it was cancer.

Wednesday morning October 26, Brock was taken to the operating room where surgeons carefully removed the tumor. The surgery went well and the doctors felt very good that they got all of it. Pathology results showed that the tumor was a medulloblastoma, a highly malignant type of tumor.

Lab results on his spinal fluid showed no cancer cells had spread to the rest of his body which is great news. However, he will still require a year of radiation and chemotherapy because of the type of tumor he had. Brock has a difficult year ahead of him. He faces a series of hospital visits and cancer treatments, his immune system will be depleted, his activities will be severely restricted and he won’t feel well most of the time. Due to the impact of the treatments he won’t be allowed to return to kindergarten this year, won’t be playing baseball and won’t be doing all the things that a five year old boy should be doing.

Family and friends from across the country have been sending their prayers and good thoughts for Brock and the family. The love and support they have felt has made a huge impact.

A trust has been setup to collect donations and all of the proceeds will go toward Brock’s medical expenses. This fundraiser is an opportunity for friends and family to send their financial support and also some notes of love and encouragement. The size of the financial burden is unknown at this point but it’s safe to say it will be huge. Please contribute to the fundraiser and please share Brock’s story and the link to this site with your friends. Your financial support is greatly appreciated and your notes of encouragement will help lift Brock’s spirit as he goes thru his treatment.

Checks made payable to Brock Smith Cancer Recovery Fund can also be sent to the following address if you prefer:

Lynda Walker
9012 Gardens Glen Circle
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

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