Eric Meyer Fundraiser

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Benefit November 24th West Fargo VFW
Contact Brandon Trupka bttrupka@hotmail.com OR 701-671-0769

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 in Fargo.

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.

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  1. David Bye

    Eric and Megan you welcomed coworkers and their partners into your home to play the amazing fantasy game D&D. It now is apart of our lives as David and I have two separate campaigns going on. Such a shame we could never convince Megan to play with us. Eric you will always be a character in our campaigns for chaotic evil or lawful good you will help our teammates steer down the right path or to hit them with wild magic. You are thought about frequently and you are dearly loved. Thanks for getting us in to D&D.
    David & Melissa Bye

  2. Sharon Holmstrom

    Sorry to hear about Eric and the hard time he and his family are going through. Wish I could help more. Lots of prayers for your beautiful family.

  3. Bryan Shea

    I will be praying for you and your family. People helped me when I was having brain operations. It’s not much but I hope it helps .May God bless you during this difficult time .

  4. Lauretta Blakely

    It’s a tiring and tireless journey when your spouse is having medical traumas and end of life planning. My heart is with his wife and kids. I know how it is to lose a husband and father to my children. Grief and loss a long hard journey, especially when children suffer the loss of a parent. This journey requires love, support, grace, patience, and a lot of prayers. Hugs.

  5. Jennifer

    I just read your story and I am so sorry that you had to keep going through this I can only hope that something will work for you and soon… I’m sending lots of hugs and many prayers your way to surpass this awful stuff

  6. John B Ngafua

    Hi my name is John . I just want to say to the Myer’s family, sorry about this awful news. About the passing of Mr. Myer in 4 months. Your community will be with your in this challenging time.We will support,and keep your in our prayers, so God(Jesus) can help your. I want to share this with your, John 11:25″ Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life:he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:”(KJV Bible ). Please see sevenstepstogod.org ,for more information, happy Veteran’s weekend, thanks.

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  1. David Bye

    Eric and Megan you welcomed coworkers and their partners into your home to play the amazing fantasy game D&D. It now is apart of our lives as David and I have two separate campaigns going on. Such a shame we could never convince Megan to play with us. Eric you will always be a character in our campaigns for chaotic evil or lawful good you will help our teammates steer down the right path or to hit them with wild magic. You are thought about frequently and you are dearly loved. Thanks for getting us in to D&D.
    David & Melissa Bye

  2. Sharon Holmstrom

    Sorry to hear about Eric and the hard time he and his family are going through. Wish I could help more. Lots of prayers for your beautiful family.

  3. Bryan Shea

    I will be praying for you and your family. People helped me when I was having brain operations. It’s not much but I hope it helps .May God bless you during this difficult time .

  4. Lauretta Blakely

    It’s a tiring and tireless journey when your spouse is having medical traumas and end of life planning. My heart is with his wife and kids. I know how it is to lose a husband and father to my children. Grief and loss a long hard journey, especially when children suffer the loss of a parent. This journey requires love, support, grace, patience, and a lot of prayers. Hugs.

  5. Jennifer

    I just read your story and I am so sorry that you had to keep going through this I can only hope that something will work for you and soon… I’m sending lots of hugs and many prayers your way to surpass this awful stuff

  6. John B Ngafua

    Hi my name is John . I just want to say to the Myer’s family, sorry about this awful news. About the passing of Mr. Myer in 4 months. Your community will be with your in this challenging time.We will support,and keep your in our prayers, so God(Jesus) can help your. I want to share this with your, John 11:25″ Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life:he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:”(KJV Bible ). Please see sevenstepstogod.org ,for more information, happy Veteran’s weekend, thanks.

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