David Chase Brain Tumor – Fundraiser
Written by Ballzer on January 13, 2022
David Chase is a 14 year old from Onalaska who started experiencing fatigue & memory loss at the beginning of his freshman year of high school at Onalaska Luther. After getting COVID last October, David’s symptoms became more severe. Doctors began testing David to see if there was any other underlying issues, but all his bloodwork came back normal. His memory loss and brain fog got much worse recently, and David was rushed to the hospital more testing, including an MRI that revealed he had a tennis-ball sized tumor on the left side of his brain.
The following morning, David & his family went to see a neuro surgery team at the UW Madison Children’s hospital. After further testing, doctors decided to perform surgery to remove as much of the tumor as possible. David may also require chemo/radiation treatment. He will certainly have a long road to recovery.
David’s family & friends have set up a GoFundMe account to help pay for the family’s rising medical costs & travel expenses.
January 16, 2022 update following last week’s surgery from his mother on David’s Caring Bridge page:
“It is amazing the improvement he has made overnight. He now remembers his name and is calling me Mom again! Abe was able to join us today (he is finally off QRT!) and he was happy to see his Pa. He is also speaking in small sentences. It is amazing what only 12 hours can do. His surgeon is very impressed and can not believe the over night improvements. He keeps asking to go home. We were told if he can keep communicating as he is we may possibly be able to go home and rest until his 2nd surgery next week.
There is not a doubt in my mind it is all of your prayers and support that is helping his amazing recovery. We love you all! Keep the prayers coming!”