Tipping Our Hat To You Brian

$34,947 of $50k goal

Raised by 348 people in 1 month
JS
Jen Shannon
on behalf of Brian Vincent
 CHICAGO, IL
To say Brian is well loved is an understatement. He is a strong, kind and giving person who's love for others shines through in his actions and words.  He has worked at the Grillroom Chophouse and Winebar for approximately 4 years, and last month he received devistating news. 

After going to the ER with what he thought was the flu, Brian was diagnosed with Stage IV Metastatic Melanoma. Brian did not have health insured at the time and he was refused treatment by Northwestern Hospital. Via the Affordable Care Act, Brian purchased health insurance immediately after his diagnosis and was recently notified that Blue Cross Blue Shield will now not cover any of his much needed treatments. Brian has been to several hospitals and each have refused to treat him without insurance. Meanwhile, Brian is in constant pain.  He is also now faced with the burden of not being able work and the stress that presents to his personal finances and daily life.  Paying for expensive medication and treatment is not something anyone really prepares for.

Brian’s cancer has now spread to his L2 lower back vertebrae, T4 right rib, left axilla lympnode, left lymphnode above clavicle, right lung node, and spine. The cancer is spreading fast and time is crucial! In order to fight it we must find him help fast!

Our team at the Grillroom is a family and we are hoping to raise enough money to get Brian treated immediately. We love him dearly and none of us are prepared to lose him. 

Please join us in helping Brian through the only way we possibly can, financially..  


To meet our dear friend you can also see him on Channel 7 News, and hear more about his story!  You truly want to meet this young man, he is amazing and touches the lives of everyone he knows and meets!

 

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/02/09/restaurant-workers-organize-fundraiser-for-stricken-colleague/

http://abc7chicago.com/health/steakhouse-staff-hold-fundraiser-for-coworker-with-terminal-cancer/1747388/

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tipping-our-hats-off-to-brian-server-wstage-iv-metastatic-melanoma-tickets-32423996045



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We thank you in advance, and hope to see you in the future!

Cheers,
Jen Shannon-General Manager, The Grillroom


 




Sincerely,


Jen Shannon

General Manager

The Grillroom Chophouse & Winebar

33 w. Monroe

Chicago, IL  60603

C: 219-448-3850

P: 312-960-0000
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Update 11
Posted by Jen Shannon
6 days ago
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Dear Friends,

On Wednesday, March 22 from 5:30-7:30, Around Chicago LIVE! is having an event at Roy's Restaurant, 720 N. State Street, Chicago.

A portion of the event's raffles and other things will be donated to Brian's Go Fund Me!!

Around Chicago LIVE! has been called the
"BEST" and "FRIENDLIEST" networking event over and over
$25/advance or $30/door (if available)
Cocktails & Hors d'Oeuvres included
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Update 10
Posted by Jen Shannon
16 days ago
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We just want to say thank you, from the bottom of our hearts to each and every one of you! It has been a very long week, so I apologize for not posting earlier. Brian had his FIRST ROUND OF TREATMENT WEDNESDAY AND IS FEELING SO OPTIMISTIC!!! Everyone keeps telling me what a fantastic job I did. But the truth is, I did what any human would do, and made people aware of a situation that needed some help! And, without any of you, I couldn't have done ANY of it.

With that being said. God Bless each of you. And thank you from the bottom of my heart. I know Brian has been overwhelmed with calls and texts so it becomes hard for him to respond at times. But, I want all of you to know how much you have truly touched his life.

Thank you for that!

Sincerely,

Jen Shannon
General Manager
The Grillroom Chophouse
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Update 9
Posted by Jen Shannon
26 days ago
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Tipping Our Hat To You Brian has reached 51% of its goal. Thanks to Rafael, William and Lettuce Entertain.
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Karen Davies
1 month ago
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Brian, I saw your story on the news tonight and it really touched me. Your friends are amazing and so are you. Keep fighting.

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Debbie Chanel Gregor
6 days ago

How do you buy tickets?

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$34,947 of $50k goal

Raised by 348 people in 1 month
Created February 7, 2017
JS
Jen Shannon  
on behalf of Brian Vincent
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$500
Nicole Price / Around Chicago LIVE!
2 days ago

So glad you could stop by and spend time with us last night, Brian. Wishing you all the best.

$200
Anonymous
3 days ago
$100
Linda Kramer
4 days ago
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Praying for you.

$75
Anonymous
5 days ago
1
1
$300
Katherine Morse
10 days ago
1
1

Thinking of you, Brian! You're an inspiration, we know you can beat this. Dan & Katherine

GN
$60
Gazzel Nabulsi
11 days ago
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AP
$80
alessandra persichetti
11 days ago
1
1
DD
$100
Debby Doig
16 days ago
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1
$50
Robert Metivier
16 days ago
1
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Keep going!

ML
$50
Margaret Lyons
17 days ago
1
1
Karen Davies
1 month ago
3
3

Brian, I saw your story on the news tonight and it really touched me. Your friends are amazing and so are you. Keep fighting.

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Debbie Chanel Gregor
6 days ago

How do you buy tickets?

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