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This fundraiser ended on 10/10/12

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With the continued help and support of our friends, family and good Samaritans we hope to alleviate some of these worrisome Medical bills.

If you’re not familiar with Charlie’s story:
It began when he was 18; Charlie was at work when he had a sudden severe and sharp headache followed by non-stop vomiting, faintness, and loss of motor control. Two weeks later he was diagnosed with Cavernous Angioma after having an MRI done. They found four bleeds in his brain, the most severe being on his brain stem. The doctors were amazed he was still walking and had him immediately admitted to the hospital but after two weeks they released him with medication to control the symptoms and a basic ‘there’s nothing else we can do.’ Luckily for Charlie one of the top neurosurgeons in the U.S. works at the USC medical hospital and agreed to operate on Charlie when no other surgeons would. Dr. Steven Giannotta removed a blood clot and bleeding brain tissue less than two months after being diagnosed. After a 7 month ordeal which included fine occupational therapy and speech therapy to re-learn walking and talking Charlie has been perfectly healthy for the last 10 years, up until now.
On March of this year his symptoms came back and he had to be taken to the emergency room because he had trouble breathing. He received medication and had to get an MRI. We found out that since his last MRI the bleeds in Charlie’s brain have doubled in size and the two in his spinal cord may become a greater issue if they continue to bleed. The medication he was given has helped control some of the symptoms but he still gets incredibly painful headaches. Charlie is scheduled for another MRI soon and still in the process of paying off the current medical bill. Charlie is currently unemployed and has no medical insurance so any donation will help and be greatly appreciated.
Many Thanks and Please Keep My Beloved in Your Prayers.

If you wish to mail a check instead, please mail it in his name:
Charlie Prechtl : 316 N. San Gabriel Ave Apt. B Azusa CA 91702
If you wish to learn more about these abnormal bleeds you can visit www.angioma.org/
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