Brian Strong

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32094538_1536586788527266_r.jpegIt is so hard to put into words the story we are about to share because this journey has been the most difficult one we have ever had to face.

My husband Brian’s battle began in August 2015 when he was diagnosed with a very aggressive head and neck cancer, squamous cell carcinoma. As a family, with 2 children,  we were scared but certain we could battle this terrible cancer, as the doctors stated it was a form of cancer that was highly curable. 

Brian had endured the many chemo  and radiation treatments only to have this aggressive cancer return. It was then decided to turn to surgery,  a 5.5 hour procedure called a radical dissection of the right neck, removing 23 lymph nodes, muscle, nerves and even a 4” section of his jugular vein. Recovery went well, unfortunately within 5 months his cancer returned yet again.

While standard of care offered favorable results the first time through, unfortunately a diagnosis the second time around does not offer a favorable outcome. He has been diagnosed with stage 4 incurable squamous cell carcinoma. Oncologists didn’t have much to offer admitting that it was now pretty much trial and error. He has had  immunotherapy treatments as well as several experimental chemos, even a second round of potent radiation, called quad-shot, each treatment seaming to help, but only for a period of time.

Most recently our Superman began traveling to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston in search of new trials and treatments. Brian continues fighting today on a trial drug through MD Anderson. Unfortunately this brings with it the expenses of travel on top of the mounting medical bills. 

While as a family we have so much to be thankful for - we have found ourselves in a very difficult position financially. As much as we may not want to have to ask, we need help fighting the continued battle as he has recently lost much of his ability to work due to pain management and disabilities inflicted by this horrible disease, losing a large portion of our family income. 
This has been a very difficult thing to put out there for so many reasons. We are very grateful and want to say thank you for all of your love and support during these trying times. 

With your help, thoughts and prayers our warrior will continue to battle this disease like the Superman that he is.
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During the season I wanted to take the time to thank everybody who supported us again it seems like we can’t say it enough so many have asked me about this podcast that Brian did and I couldn’t think of a better time to share it and now. I hope each of you enjoy the holidays and live every day to its fullest ... https://gooddadproject.com/fathers-last-words/
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To all who may want to attend here is the link with arrangements https://www.stlouiscremation.com/obituary/brian-k-froneyberger
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It is with more sadness than I have ever had to bear that I have to say my beloved husband and loving father of my 2 precious children and loving son of Dan Froneyberger and Donna Eakins has taken his beautiful wings and went to be in heaven with our loving savior the greatest love of all. As a selfish human I miss him so much but I also know he has no pain. Fly high my sweet angel.

We all love you so much babe. I know you are reading this even as I write it I feel your arms around me and our sweet babies. I know you are proud as can be as you watch them love and support me with their every action! We did so good baby, and I love you forever and always! You will be forever with us in these 2 amazing kids we have. I see and feel it so strong! #brianstrong #neverforgotten

I will be posting arrangements as soon as I can. God bless and love to all.
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We hope this finds everyone living today to it’s fullest!
So after talking with nurses and caregivers yesterday we hope to maybe bring our Superman home Thursday. However he has developed a cough that does not seem to be getting better so today the doctors will be looking into this for him. Beyond the cough they do seem to have a very good handle on his pain.
Many have asked if he can have visitors and while we are ok with that our only request is to make certain you are not sick.
Sending all our love and thanks for all the support and may we all stay #brianstrong
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