Luke was 7 and in 1st grade at Lone Pine Elementary School in Medford. Doctors discovered a subarachnoid cyst next to Luke's brain stem before his first birthday. He has been in and out of hospitals his entire life and has had some very scary, life-threatening experiences, including over 20 brain surgeries. He has a shunt placed next to the cyst in order to allow it to drain properly with a tube running down into his stomach. He is always at risk of the shunt getting infected. If the shunt is slightly out of position in any way, it causes severe headaches for Luke. If the headaches are too bad he will start vomiting. Once that begins, it's an emergency drive or life-flight to a Portland hospital. He is constantly on pain medication for his migraine like headaches which plague him daily. He is sure to have many more brain surgeries in his future and because of the severity of his medical issues, all medical procedures must be done in Portland. Luke's family has private medical insurance that does not cover all of his medical needs or transportation costs. Due to his constant medical attention, the financial strain has been enormous to the family. We want to raise money so Luke can continue to receive the medical attention he needs and relieve the financial stress for his family.