I want to thank you for the donation we received from your foundation. We had been in Indianapolis with our son who has been battling cancer when my husband received a head injury resulting in emergency surgery. We were already dealing with a very difficult situation and financially we were struggling. Your donation helped us more than you could know! In that kind of situation is was hard enough to worry about my sick son, my husband who was fighting for his life because of his head injury, and my two other children. There was no way I would have been able to handle things like how I was getting the gas money to get back and forth from the hospitals or any other basic needs. So thank you very much!!
Joe and I would like to thank you for the very generous donation from your foundation. It is awesome to have so many Christian friends praying for our family. The love and support we have received is overwhelming. We thank God for each one of you.
I love this family..they do so much good in God’s name.
Info for all of our TBI friends and family. Acid Reflux can develop quickly or over a period of months/years after a head injury. Be aware!
"Trauma (in particular mild concussive injury to the head, neck or upper back) could increase the risk of GERD onset and/or formation of GERD lesions. Following trauma, GERD symptoms can take months or years to develop. Many patients recalled specific incidences of trauma (auto accidents, falls, concussions, whiplashes) that could have caused their upper cervical injuries while some did not. Some traumas had occurred more than 10 years prior to the onset of GERD symptoms."
1 Hendrix, Thomas R., Coordination of Peristalsis in Pharynx and Esophagus, Dysphagia 8:74-78 (1993)
Complications of Untreated GERD or Acid Reflux:
In three short days one of Travis’ dreams will come true. We had a long talk last night about all the blessings we have had during this journey the past 5 years. Fighting back from a TBI is a difficult and lonely climb but he is staying focused and his determination and will to recover are so strong. He NEVER complains about all that he has lost, all the therapy he has to do or about all of the people who are no longer in his life. He simply looks forward and continues to face each day at a time. We talked about his experience moments after the wreck and each time he tells me I have the same reaction. Its incredible to hear his faith and to hear him talk about that moment in time. He does have his moments though where he might not say the right thing but that happens to all of us. He doesn’t ask for much so anytime we can do/give him something special we do our best to make it happen. He has visited and had a personal tour or the UT Football stadium and now he will get to be on the field at Busch Stadium with his brothers, sister, Dad and me. He has been waiting for 8 months for this weekend. He continues to have dreams of places he wants to go and people he would love to meet…and I am sure in time all his dreams will come to be:) I am so exceptionally proud of all my children and who they are as adults. To all of you who will be there this weekend Thank you so much for supporting The Travis Burkhart Foundation. Without our board members and our event participants this foundation would not be the success that it is. We have touched so many lives and have been able to assist over 70 families in our community and the more the foundation grows the more help the foundation will be able to give. All proceeds, 100%, goes directly to people in the community, Travis receives nothing. It’s our turn to give back:) I can only speak for my family but we feel honored to have the support of this incredible community and are very proud to be a part of it. Life is good it truly is:)
Our many thanks to all of you from The Travis Burkhart Foundation. Your generous check will assist us to continue to seek treatment at CTCA in Zion, IL. It is a long way from home but there is positive, holistic approach to treating the patient and the caregiver helps tremendously. We truly appreciate your support and prayers during this journey that we are on battling a vicious and rare cancer.
Much love, Dave & Norene
Thank you for your donation to our family. It will help with travel expenses during this illness.
Thanks again, Brian and Ann