Article by Graeme Benjamin, Global News
A die-hard Trailer Park Boys fan suffering from a chronic disorder says if it wasn’t for Bubbles, he wouldn’t be alive.
Tom Termeer has suffered from Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias — more commonly known as cluster headaches — since 2005. The disease causes an unbearable headache and unilateral pain in Termeer’s head and neck multiple times a day.
Sometimes, the pain can last three hours long.
“It’s been a hell of a road for the past 14 years,” Termeer said, adding he’s had four brain surgeries during that time.
“On average I get 15 to 20 migraines a month … and as a result of the surgeries I have neuropathic pain throughout my body.”
On May 6, Smith set out with a goal of raising $25,000 for the procedure. Termeer says the resulting show of support has been nothing short of astounding. He recently received the support of Ontario cannabis producer RedeCan, who has committed to fly Termeer and his wife back and forth to New York.
Smith is also raising funds on Cameo, where you pay to have celebrities record a personalized shout out.