On July 9th, upon getting a MRI for migraine headaches a tumor was discovered near the brain stem. Gage was immediately admitted into Children’s Hospital to have the tumor removed. The following day, July 10th, he underwent an 11 hour emergency surgery to remove the tumor. The tumor was successfully removed but this is just the beginning of his journey. Unfortunately, a common side effect of this type of surgery is Posterior Fossa Syndrome which can appear in varying degrees or severity and has lifelong ramifications. Gage was diagnosed with PFS a few days after surgery but fortunately it was not as severe as it could have been. He lost use of his right side of his body, is experiencing cognitive and speech issues as a result. The tumor turned out to be Medulloblastoma, a malignant brain tumor, which requires intensive radiation/chemotherapy treatment for over a year. This also will have lifelong ramification because of radiation treatment of the brain and strength of the chemotherapy that has to be used to successful cure him of this disease. Please consider a shirt purchase or donation to Gage's online fundraiser. You can learn more about Gage at our blog.
Carl Cordes is a 32-year-old graphic designer, specializing in sports logo design. Raised in East Aurora, NY, Carl lives in Buffalo with his beautiful wife Kara, teaches in the West Seneca School District, & creates designs for pro wrestlers via his boutique agency "Studio Lucha."
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