Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate all prayers and encouragement. Never in a million years were we’re ready to hear the words “brain tumor”. I Spent Sunday in the ER at Immc with bad headache. After hours of testing the CT and MRI showed a large mass on my brain. Referral was made to neurosurgeon who worked us in on Monday. He showed us the scan and said that nobody in Des Moines would treat this. I needed to be referred to Mayo Clinic where they have the best of the best. They told me Mayo would be getting me in this week. The neurosurgeon did explain it is not the part of my brain that would effect my speech or memory but it is the part that could effect my limbs. Could cause paralysis to my limbs. I’m still in shock but grateful things are moving fast. Hopefully Mayo will call tomorrow. I will use this to keep you all updated. Please pray. I have a strong faith and know God will take care of me.