Custom T-Shirts for brain tumor

Team Matty - Head for the Cure 5k Wichita, KS by Team Matty - 3 months ago

Team Matty   Head For The Cure 5k Wichita, Ks  T-Shirt Photo

"For us, it started out like any other Saturday morning. We had breakfast and then Matt was off to get his eyes checked as we were sure that was what was causing his headaches. Not long after he arrived at the Dr’s office he sent a text “They want me to get an MRI”. Within a few hours we heard the words that would change our lives forever. “A very large mass on the right front lobe of your brain. It is cancer.” He was 20 years old. By Sunday afternoon, 24 hours later, the tennis ball size tumor had been removed, or at least 90% of it. Matty bounced back like a true warrior despite major pain and swelling and on Thursday afternoon we walked out of the hospital, confident that the worst was behind us. Within a few weeks the swelling was so bad that they had to put in a VP shunt. Within about a month they removed the shunt as it had caused massive infection. He was now experiencing grand mal seizures, loss of memory and functionality. Shortly after that he was fired from his job and we added major anxiety and depression to our list of issues. Basically, everything that could go wrong did go wrong. He continued to focus on school and within just over a year he graduated top of his class at ITT Tech. It was truly a highlight of his life. After 6 weeks of radiation, 11 months of chemo and 5 stays in the hospital we finally heard the words “no evidence of tumor” and it looked like we were finally getting a break! With his confidence at an all-time high he accepted a job in San Francisco, California and we moved him out there. There were many struggles during the 18 months he was there. He had just gotten his dream job working for Google when we realized the infection had never really gone away and two more surgeries would be required. The first was to remove the infected brain plate and start him on aggressive antibiotics. Of course, during that time the cancer returned and by the time they were able to replace the brain plate the tumor had grown to the size of a fist. It was stage 4 and angry. The doctor was so aggressive in the recession of the tumor for the fifth and final surgery that Matty lost half of his eyesight in both eyes, the use of his entire left side, his short term memory and some of his cognitive skills. We managed to get him home to Valley Center, Kansas after an extensive stay in the hospital and quickly signed up for a clinical trial through Mayo Clinic. But to no avail. Just days after his 24th birthday, we were told there was nothing more they could do. Matty wanted to go home and party with his family and friends and that is just what we did. For the 3 weeks and 3 days he was with us we opened our home to anyone, anytime. Friends and family came from all over the country to spend time with him, reminisce about the good times and embrace the present, soaking in every moment with him. It was such a difficult time filled with tears, laughter, heartbreak, stress and always love. Lots of love. Matthew came into this world on a Sunday morning at 8:53am as a content happy baby boy and left on a Sunday morning at 8:35am as a peaceful young man ready to let go of this life and seek out new adventures. During his entire fight Matthew displayed a kindness and gentleness that amazed us all. He always thanked everyone for their assistance and never lost his patience, despite severe pain at times. He was constantly trying to help people feel comfortable with his cancer, with a ready quip or comeback to make them laugh. Often times when a nurse finally arrived with pain meds to help with a horrible headache he would purpose marriage and make them know he appreciated their efforts. His final effort to help others was to donate his body to science. It was his hope that somehow he just might help find a cure so others would not have to endure what he did. We intend to continue his legacy by contributing to and becoming involved in all of the various organizations focused on brain tumor research. Our wish is for everyone to enjoy today, whatever it brings, make the most of it. Our dear Matthew is gone in body but he lives on in our hearts and our memories. We are all better people for having shared in his journey and experienced first hand his determination and courage while never losing his sense of humor. Matthew is our hero and we just hope that we can make him as proud of us as we are of him! "

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Fighting A Brain Tumor by Team Mari - 6 months ago

Fighting A Brain Tumor T-Shirt Photo

"The tshirts are for Mari, my granddaughter, to raise awareness about her battle with Pilomyxoid Astrocytoma. This brain tumor only effects little babies and no one knows about it and there is no cure. Mari is not even two years old and has more surgeries and procedures done in her than I have in my 44 years here on earth. I really love the team here at Custom Ink for informing me honestly about every step of the process and not sending anything without my approval. I'm trying to get more orders"

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Team Hannah by Jess - 8 months ago

Team Hannah T-Shirt Photo

"We had a great time at the 2013 Scare Brain Cancer Away Walk in our Custom Ink shirts! Our friend Hannah is currently battling a Brain Tumor so we went made a team and raised money for a great cause! Go Team Hannah"

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Team Delia - Race for Hope Philadelphia by JD - 8 months ago

Team Delia   Race For Hope Philadelphia T-Shirt Photo

"Team Delia was put together for the Philadelphia Race for Hope to help fight Brain Tumors. We walked in memory of my Mother-in-law, Delia, who lost her battle a few years ago. Children, grandchildren, sisters, in-laws, friends, nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, and co-workers all walked in memory of a wonderful person who would have wanted nothing more but to make sure others could make it through. A great day was celebrated. Custom Ink was terrific and very speedy with our shirts. I spoke to a rep later in the night who helped with some design hiccups and assured me out shirts would look great and arrive on time. I ordered with 9 days until the event without a hint of worry that out shirts would be perfect and arrive with plenty of time. Of course, they did! Thank you!!"

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Rally for Richie by J. Horan - 8 months ago

Rally For Richie T-Shirt Photo

"This was taken on the steps of the Museum of Art in Philadelphia, PA. We walk/run each year for The National Brain Tumor Society's Race for Hope in support of our friend's son who lost his battle to this horrible disease in 2006 just weeks after his 13th birthday. We decided to get team shirts this year which made it much easier to spot each other in a crowd. CustomInk made ordering so easy & the quality of the shirts & printing was A+! Would highly recommend CustomInk!!"

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Race for Hope - To Fight Brain Tumors by Team Grace - 9 months ago

Race For Hope   To Fight Brain Tumors T-Shirt Photo

"This was a walk for the National Brain Tumor Society held in Philadelphia on Sunday, November 3, 2013. My family and friends walked for my sister Grace who lost her battle with brain cancer in October 1995. My experience with CustomInk was a success from the beginning until I received the tee shirts. Everyone was happy with them. We will definitely be back to order for next year!!!!! Thank you CustomInk."

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? Team Hannah ? by Jess - 9 months ago

? Team Hannah ? T-Shirt Photo

"At the 5th Annual Scare Brain Cancer Away Walk my friends and I walked for our friend Hannah whom is battling a Brain tumor right now. She is strong and she is amazing and we were very proud to wear these shirts. We love her and thanks to Custom Ink we were able to express it by supporting her by wearing her name!"

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Handle Your Business by Andrew and Jack - 9 months ago

Handle Your Business T-Shirt Photo

"Our good friend and a newlywed, Andrew, has been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. He and my husband Jack have a saying - Handle Your Business - that they use to encourage each other to do the right thing, stay the course, and leave the rest up to God. We made these t-shirts shortly after his diagnosis. It is now his "recovery t-shirt". My husband insists upon wearing it all the time and is disappointed whenever I haven't done the laundry quickly enough for him to wear it again!!! HA! CustomInk has held make a difficult situation a little easier. Thank you!"

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Los Angeles Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5k by team iamnaomisbrain - about 1 year ago

Los Angeles Breakthrough For Brain Tumors 5k T-Shirt Photo

"Our team — with t-shirts drawn and designed by Team Captain Mike (holding banner at right) — was the number one fundraising team for the American Brain Tumor Association's recent Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5k in Los Angeles! We ran and walked in honor of all our loved ones whose lives have been affected by brain tumors, including Naomi (holding banner at left), who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2010 at age 27."

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Papa's Walk by Papa's Walk - about 1 year ago

Papa's Walk T-Shirt Photo

"We used CustomInk to print t-shirts to represent our team in the Brain Tumor Society Walk in Denver, Colorado. I loved working with CustomInk! Their website is easy to use and their customer service was the best I have ever experienced! I love that I was able to send a proof of the shirt to the team via email to get everyone's input. The shipping was fast, the shirt material was of good quality, and the printing looked great! I have already placed a second order with CustomInk! "

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