The lives of the Taliga family have been devastated by the heartbreaking news that 14-year-old Jan Pavol has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. Numerous communities in Windsor, southwestern Ontario, and homeland Slovakia were shocked and disheartened that such an intelligent, articulate and hard-working youngster would be faced with unbearable severe headaches and subsequent ER Hospital visit on March 18, 2021 in which Jan Pavol was told “ after all, it was good that you came, you have a brain tumor. You have to be transferred to London’s hospital tonight.” Jan Pavol’s parents Jan and Daniela immediately reached out to everyone to start praying. They need a Miracle!
Jan-Pavol was an incredibly special child from the moment he was born. When he was 5 months old, he started speaking and when he was 7 months old, he started walking. At that time his cousin was born and his cousin was seriously ill. From that moment on, Jan Pavol would take care of his little cousin. After each surgery his cousin had to have, Jan Pavol was there to bring a smile to his face and he made everything instantly more bearable and better, pure miracle. We always asked Jan-Pavol to be matured beyond his age and he always delivered.
On April 7, 2021, a pediatric neurosurgeon and her team performed surgery to remove the tumor. Regretfully, the surgery is not enough. In addition to extensive chemotherapy, radiation, and physiotherapy, his treatment will involve proton radiation, a treatment not available in Canada. This requires Jan Pavol, little brother Daniel and his parents to relocate initially for two months to Jacksonville Florida. They have checked in at the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute today, Friday, April 30, 2021.
Jan-Pavol's treatment will require prolong period, his parents face the challenges of greatly reduced income, Daniela will be out of work for about one year. Jan is initially taking two months off work. Furthermore, not all treatments are covered by OHIP. While the length of this journey remains unknown, what is known is that he will not be walking it alone. His magnetic personality and pure heart have naturally attracted others around him who will be walking this journey with him.
Please contribute to Jan Pavol to make his full recovery possible, all funds will be used with this goal in mind.
Jan Pavol’s parents would like to thank everyone in advance from the bottom of their hearts for your prayers and any financial contributions you can provide.
Parents Jan and Daniela have faith that with continuous prayers, your help and God‘s merciful grace will restore Jan Pavol’s health at which time Jan Pavol will endeavour to give back to the community.
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