Message from Facebook from Ty Oppenlander
I have a brain tumor.
Yes it's true. It's big, 3.2 centimeters, and it's in a tough spot, on my brain stem. It's very rare, less than 2% of all brain tumors. I am having emergency surgery Friday to remove it. I'm about positivity and keep my posts to good news but I would personally want to know if one of my friends had this. My family and friends are my life, and if you're reading this I know you care about me. Fortunately, it can be operated on and my cousin Mark (in half my pics) is an excellent neurosurgeon. He has guided me to the best surgeon for this type of tumor. I know I am in the best hands. It's a very long, complicated, and risky surgery with many "game-time" decisions while it's happening. I am optimistic and confident it will be successful! Any little prayer is appreciated.
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