Thinking of Theo
Caveat: I try and leave family and personal posts off my blog, but this deserves some attention.
As journalists, we are supposed to be biased. We uphold strong ethics and follow them with strict guidelines. That often means holding our opinions to ourselves and not becoming part of the story.
However, when you're already part of the story, you can only try and help. That's the case with K's nephew - Theo.
Following his first birthday party, some adverse conditions had him in the hospital. He would be intubated and then go unresponsive before having surgery on Monday.
During the procedure, a majority of a posterior fossa tumor was removed, but hard portions near the brain stem were unable to be eliminated. The tumor was found to be malignant - otherwise know as containing cancerous cells.
Theo is still under the care of the pediatric intensive care unit and will receive oncology treatment.
Having worked stories similar to these in the past, I did what I thought would best help Theo and his family. I set a website and foundation in which friends, family and those in the community can donate contributions to help with Theo's medical support.
I don't ever ask of anything from anyone, but I ask you to please donate, and if you cannot financially do so at this time, to please forward on the link. I'm also offering that anything does make a donation over $50 that I will send you a 11x14 signed print free of charge.
If you're donating from this blog post, please email me to let me know what print you'd like. There will be a Paypal payment option soon, too.
Thank you for reading. To find out more about "Thinking of Theo" please visit | http://www.thinkingoftheo.org/