Eric Meyer Fundraiser
Eric (37), a devoted husband to Megan and father to their two children, Amelia (8) and Jack (5), has faced a challenging medical journey. At the age of 16, Eric was diagnosed with a Grade 2 brain tumor, which led to two brain surgeries in his late teens. In 2018, shortly after the birth of their son, Eric started experiencing seizures again. In 2019, it was confirmed that the tumor had returned and progressed to a Grade 3 Astrocytoma. He underwent a third brain surgery followed by proton beam radiation treatment in Rochester. Despite these efforts, the tumor recurred, leading to genetic targeted immunotherapy and continuous medication for three and a half years. Eric showed immense resilience, maintaining full-time employment as a Research Grade Lab Manager at Aldevron, traveling regularly for medical appointments and clinical trials in Houston, Texas.
In spring 2023, the clinical trial drug stopped controlling tumor growth, and Eric suffered a severe brain hemorrhage with life-altering consequences, necessitating a fourth surgery. He could no longer return to work and focused on rehabilitation, including speech and occupational therapy. While initially a new drug showed promise, it eventually proved ineffective. Subsequent treatments, including infusions, failed to slow the tumor’s progression, resulting in severe aphasia and loss of motor function in his right arm and leg. With limited medical options remaining, Eric and Megan are exploring re-radiation, despite slim chances of success. The medical prognosis is four months. Megan, who is self-employed, plans to step away from work to create cherished family memories during this time. They aim to provide Eric with palliative care and hospice in the comfort of their home.
The past 4 and a half years have taken a profound emotional, physical, mental, and financial toll on their family. They seek support, positive thoughts, and prayers as they navigate this incredibly challenging period together. Money raised will go towards helping with medical expenses and loss of income. Your online gift will be boosted by 20%, with 100% of your gift going directly to Eric and his family. Cash/checks may be gifted directly to Eric or his wife Megan.