Isaac Baumann, age 8, is the firstborn of Jared and Marissa Baumann. On June 18, 2020, Isaac went to see his doctor in New Ulm, Minnesota after his parents noticed a persistent limp. The doctor sent Isaac to a neurologist, who said that he very likely had a brain tumor and recommended testing immediately. The next day Jared and Marissa took Isaac to the Children's Hospital in Minneapolis. An MRI revealed a 2-1/2-inch mass in Isaac's brain. Surgery was scheduled as soon as they could drain enough of the pressure from his head. On June 21, the surgeon removed the tumor, and reported that Isaac's surgery went well. Isaac was in good spirits and was soon charming the medical staff with his jokes. Unfortunately, the test results from the tumor brought more terrible news. On June 26, Isaac was diagnosed with grade 4 Glioblastoma cancer. The cancer has spread to other parts of the brain, and may have travelled to other parts of the body. Even with radiation and chemo treatment, the doctors are giving him a 10% chance of survival. Isaac, his parents, and his younger brother and sister all have a difficult road ahead.
The funds donated to this campaign will help cover medical expenses as well as travel, loss of work, and other family expenses during the upcoming months. In addition to financial help, Isaac and his family are especially in need of your prayers. Isaac is and always will be in the hands of the Great Physician, who formed him, redeemed him, and called him by name in the waters of baptism. We do not pray from a sense of hopelessness and despair, but trusting that the One to whom we pray is able to do what we ask. "Be joyful in hope. Endure trials patiently. Persist in prayer. Share with the saints who are in need." Romans 12:12-13
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