On March 24, 2017, Teneka and Donte received some devastating news that turned their life upside down.
Their 19-year-old son, Chris Bobo, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.

Chris initially went to see an optometrist because there was no movement in his left eye. The doctor quickly referred him to take a MRI within the same day. We did not expect the doctor to call back with
such unbearable news that Chris has a brain tumor. This left our family in complete shock.

 The following week Chris had his first appointment to further explain the diagnosis. As you can imagine our family and friends were filled with uncertainty not knowing what to expect. He was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), which is a rare and aggressive form of cancer. It is most commonly found in children age 5-9 years old. However, since he is an adult, there is little to no research on the prognosis.

DIPG is a mass in his brainstem that is intermingled with healthy cells. This form of cancer is inoperable
because it is by his brainstem, the most vital part of the brain.
The brain stem is responsible for nearly all functions such as breathing, eating, and movements.

A few days ago, he started his 30 days of radiation. However, radiation may only shrink the tumor and it can
grow back even more aggressively. We have called numerous hospitals that specialize in neurology and
have done other extensive research to make sure Chris is receiving the best help possible.  
After researching we realized treatments and clinical trials are expensive in fighting DIPG.
We have to take into consideration the cost for travel, lodge, and doctor visits.  
We are asking for donations to cover Chris’s expenses.
No matter the amount it is still a big help and appreciated.

We are trying to get him into other treatments options after radiation.

This diagnosis has been a challenge for Chris but he remains positive and strong.
Not only does he continue to have a smile on his face but he makes it his mission to keep
everyone smiling around him. Chris is a grant high school alumni and has goals of finishing college
and becoming an accountant. He is outgoing, full of energy, and has a silly sense of humor.
Now more than ever we cherish every moment spent with him. 

Chris is blessed with a strong support system that will be there for him every step of the way.
Our family is remaining hopeful and praying for a cure.

100% of the monies donated to the fund will be donated to Chris Bobo and his family to
help defray ongoing expenses for his treatment.
Further, the Talbert Family Foundation will match the first $5,000 raised in this fund
and has provided a $5,000 honorarium as well.

Please donate now to
Chris Bobo's Fund
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Chris Bobo's Fund
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Checks can be mailed directly to:
Chris Bobo's Fund

128 20th Street
Manhattan Beach CA 90266