Link in Bio to join @turbo_plumbing_and_heating and @drainmob in raising money for a fellow tradesperson's family in a time of need. Here is the story from the website: "Eleven-year-old Austin came home from school on a Friday complaining of headaches and double vision and was admitted to Rady’s Children’s Hospital the following Thursday, diagnosed with a brain tumor. There is just no way to prepare for this. Simply put by Joe, his father, “The things I thought about yesterday, aren’t even a concern today.” Their whole world changed in one week, in one day really, the moment the doctor said tumor. The following Monday Austin underwent surgery to have it removed, and while it was largely (80%) successful, some tumor still exists. In two weeks, Austin will successfully undergo 6 weeks of radiation treatment to remove the rest of the tumor, and his body will fight, and he will heal.
See…the thing is…Austin has baseball games to play. He has front yard footballs to catch. He has a younger brother to love and pester. Austin has schoolwork to ace, books to read and friends to hang out with. He’s a busy guy, so his work is cut out for him, but more than anything he is strong and he will fight. In fact, Austin will allow all of us to witness a miracle. He will show us just how strong an 11 year-old boy can be. We will watch in awe while Austin undergoes treatment like the champion he is, and then we will all watch him heal.
All we need to do is help a little.
Joe and Amanda haven’t left Austin’s side and have endured more in one week than most of us, god willing, will ever know. Strength must sometimes come from the power of a tribe and from people willing to reach for a boy and a family who can use a hand right now. Amount never matters—masses will build what is needed. We want to raise $15,000 to cover the DeMellos living expenses for the next 2-3 months so they can focus on healing their son.
We hope you will lend a hand in any way you can, and then say a prayer for Austin." The first three US or Canada (limited by shipping costs) residents to make a donation of $100 and show us, will be given one of these pliers which @southwiretools recently gave to our network.