How to help a Savannah boy with a brain tumor

Trevor Parker, 6, of SavannahTrevor Parker of Savannah had a brain tumor removed last week.

He’s 6.

Perhaps too young to fully grasp the severity of his medical condition.

But someday he’ll understand how important it was that the tumor was found, that his parents were persistent in search for answers to his symptoms and that a doctor finally listened to them.

Fortunately, the tumor does not appear to be cancer and is instead a benign teratoma. But doctors are awaiting test results to be certain.

Trevor’s story is a reminder of what parents of children who are sick know all too well: trust your gut instincts when it comes to your kids’ health.

Trevor Parker’s family is facing mounting medical bills as a result of his condition. If you’d like to help, you can donate to the Trevor Parker Fund at any Sea Island Bank branch, or send an e-mail to

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