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This fundraiser ended on 09/27/12

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Team Zachary is a support group for this young man and his family for the necessary expenses in there travel and medical stay.

My name is April Falcone the head of the fundraiser web page for "Team Zachary". I also am the sister in law to zachary. 

Zachary Joseph Falcone is a 15 yr. old boy who has suffered from seizures from age 3. In 2010 Zachary was diagnosed with a Glioma tumor on his brain and was sent to LeBouner Childrens Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee (a branch affiliated with St.Judes)where he would under go surgery. The surgery in which we thought was a success allowed him to be a normal boy. He was able to actually learn in school and achieve academically (He is 15 and only in 8th grade due to illness), play sports, and have a normal life as a boy without fear off a seizure.Starting about 2 months ago Zachary started to have triggers that made him fear seizures once again. He was sent to have a extensive MRI, with the results coming back to say he would have to go back to Memphis that the same tumor was back and others.He has been scheduled to be in Memphis on October 22nd under the care of Dr. Boop @ LeBouner Children's Hospital where again they will have extensive tests and schedule a surgery date. The doctor was unable to state the length of such stay and said it could vary from a week to more just for the testing alone. The risks of this surgery can be fatal. It could lead to memory loss, blindness,paralized, or the worse we shall not speak of.

 

My father in law Terry Lynn Falcone has legal guardianship over zachary and lives in Keithville, La. My husband (Jeremy Falcone)is the oldest sibling of zachary (zach is one out of 6 children of Terrys the last to live at home) . My husband and I felt a strong need to start this fundraiser page for Zachary because this family is #1 in much prayer and support #2 are not in a financial position for such travel , food, or hotel expenses for any length of time. We did check into the Mc Donald house that they have there in Memphis for these such cases, but they are unavailable due to a waiting list of other families of sick children.

If uncomfortable donating online, you may also mail to:

Team Zachary

19 Windsor Park Cove

Ward, Arkansas 72176

make checks out to Jeremy or April Falcone

                    c/o team zachary

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