Collin update

July 19, 2013 Collin Update: Collin underwent an 8 hour surgery on 7/17. The pathology report shows that the cancer is a low grade glioma, specifically a pilocytic astrocytoma. It is unusual for this cancer to present with multiple lesions, such as Collin has, however there has been one other documented case. This cancer will require Collin to undergo 1 year of chemotherapy. The doctor talked about future birthdays, etc 

The surgery did leave Collin with limited left leg function and chemo is starting in 1 week, so he has a long road to go. Thank-you all for the help!!! We have raised over $2,000 so far!


On July 16, 2013, Collin turned 3 years old. He was complaining of back pain so his parents took him into the ER. He was found to have a large tumor on his spine. Collin was sent to the University of Michigan and was found to have brain cancer that spread down his spine. He spent all day on July 17, in surgery at the U of M. Collin’s parents, Jody and Sara, are respiratory therapists at Covenant Healthcare in Saginaw, Michigan.

The staff at Covenant Healthcare would like to start a fund to help Collin’s family through this very difficult time. PayPal donations can be sent to collinnitzfund@gmail.com or through the donation button below:

A 20 day fundraiser has also been set-up at Indiegogo. You can donate to the Nitz family through PayPal or with debit/credit cards. This fundraiser can be found here: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-collin-nitz-fund/x/1904769?c=activity

Please take the time to help this family. Thank-you.

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