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Dominic the Warrior Jump
July 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm$6
We are doing a benefit for Dominic Watson. All Jumpers July 7th, 6pm-9pm will be $6. All money raised through admissions, will go to his benefit.
A little about Dominic:
Dominic Watson is 11 years old. On January 19, 2018, doctors at Cook Children’s discovered a massive brain tumor (the size of a small orange). On January 20, they successfully removed the tumor. On January 24, the family was informed that the tumor was malignant, and Dominic was diagnosed with Giant Cell Glioblastoma Multiform, a grade IV cancer that is extremely rare in children. This is an aggressive brain cancer that they were very lucky to catch early (based on symptoms, doctors are not sure exactly how long the tumor was there) and were able to perform a gross total resection on. Although there are statistics on glioblastoma, there are no reliable statistics for Giant Cell Glioblastoma in children his age, with treatment, and a gross total resection. The statistics in his case, are pointless because, well…he’s Dominic, and he’s a Warrior, obviously 🙂
May 17th– Dominic started treatment with Optune! This is a treatment that isn’t yet accepted in pediatrics but has been successful for adults.
Info from the Optune website explaining how it works – When Optune is turned on, it creates low-intensity, wave-like electric fields called Tumor Treating Fields, or TTFields. These TTFields are delivered by transducer arrays to the location of a GBM tumor.
TTFields interfere with GBM cancer cell division. This action slows or stops GBM cancer cells from dividing, and may destroy them.
As of right now, this is something he will wear/use indefinitely. He will be able to take it off every few days to get a small break and to shave his head before reapplying new arrays. He will be able to remove them to swim and enjoy his summer like an 11 year old boy should! This isn’t a cure but it’s a treatment that has proven to be successful in others so we’re hoping and praying it works for Dominic!
Prayers are welcomed, encouraged, and appreciated! If you would like to make a donation to help the Watson family with current medical bills and future medical bills/costs for Dominic, you can donate one of 2 ways:
an account is set up at Texoma Community Credit Union under the Dominic Watson Family. Call (940) 851-4039
Thank you to everyone for your kind words, prayers, and generous donations. This will be a long road that Dominic is going to come out on top of. He, with his family, friends, and all of you, will fight and never give up, because that’s what true warriors do.