Help Greg Cloud battle cancer!

My name is Alan Bogard, Greg and I have been
work colleagues and friends since 1998 (20) years now!

Greg and I met when I was hired on at Emery Worldwide at the Dayton airport. Within a couple of years I was working for Greg in the Network Control Center.

I was immediately drawn to Greg for his leadership style and his personality. Greg was a level headed guy and was always concise with his direction.  Another leadership trait I admired about him was his consistency and common sense approach to work and everyday life.

Greg and I moved on to DHL Express approximately 13 years ago where we have worked together daily. Greg has personally helped me though some tough situations in my life and has helped me tremendously in my professional development through wisdom that he has shared with me. I share Greg's passion for love of family, IPA's and yes even the Bengals.

I am here now to help my friend Greg
through the toughest battle of his life!

Below you will find Greg's current
situation as he battles cancer.



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Many of you may have heard the unfortunate news that Greg Cloud is battling cancer, Metastatic Adenocarcinoma of an unknown primary origin.
 
We are creating this Go Fund Me page to ask for help to support Greg Cloud and his family during this tough time as he fights his way through cancer.  As Greg is an incredibly strong person and will fight his hardest to beat this cancer, it will not relieve the financial burden that comes along with this fight against cancer.  If you know Greg he isn't one to ask for help, as he is always taking care of others around him but we feel like during this time more than ever he needs the help from his friends and family, or anyone that is willing to help.  The donations we collect through this Go Fund Me page will help to ease the financial burden Greg will be experiencing with the many tests, procedures, surgeries, radiation treatments, needed chemotherapy treatments and lengthy hospitals stays at Good Samaritan Hospital and The James Cancer Center, at The Ohio State University. There will also be modifications needed to Greg’s home to make it wheel chair accessible.
 
All donations would be greatly appreciated and of course every dollar would go a long way in the battle against Metastatic Adenocarcinoma of an unknown primary origin. 
 
Greg has underwent many tests, procedures and surgeries over the first 4 months of this year and at this point Greg’s recovery from back surgery continues as he now heads home from the Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital at The Ohio State University, to continue outpatient physical and occupational therapy and begin chemotherapy treatments to beat this terrible disease, cancer.  He will get his chemotherapy treatments at Good Samaritan North.

Greg's fight against this awful disease has been emotionally and physically trying as you could imagine from what you will read below of what he's been through in just a short period of time....Greg has been and continues to be in a fight for his life!
 
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Greg hadn’t been feeling well toward the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018 and after many tests it was decided to remove his gall bladder on Thursday March 1st.
During the next week recovery wasn’t going as expected and Greg was still in a tremendous amount of pain and by Thursday, March 8th he went to the emergency room at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.
Immediately the doctors ordered a CAT scan and multiple spots were discovered on his spine, lung and in his abdominal lymph node bundle.
1 of the spots on his spine is larger and it was determined that this was the cause of most of his pain.
During subsequent CAT and MRI scans the findings were confirmed and the likelihood that it was cancer!
 
Greg and Dawn made the decision on Friday March 9th to transfer to The James Cancer Hospital at The Ohio State University.
A PET scan was completed on Monday March 12th which revealed more suspicious areas including one on his right hip.
Tuesday March 13th a biopsy was taken on the largest spot on his spinal column.
Greg received his biopsy results Friday March 16th which indicated he has a Metastatic Adenocarcinoma of an unknown primary origin.

His oncologist scheduled 10 radiation treatments to begin on Tuesday March 20. After his 1st treatment he was released and made a daily commute from Vandalia Ohio to Columbus Ohio.

Greg was readmitted to The James Cancer Hospital at The Ohio State University on Friday March 30th, when he went for his radiation treatment, due to the significant pain he was experiencing while moving about.
Additional tests were run and it was determined that the radiation had not done what they had hoped and that the cancer is progressing causing damage to his spine.
A decision was made to proceed with surgery to stabilize his spine as soon as they are able. To further complicate the situation Greg has a Heart Valve issue that will require replacement most likely this year which made this surgery a bigger risk. Although the spinal cord surgery was risky they moved forward with it, feeling that it was the best decision. 
 
Greg had surgery to stabilize his spinal cord on Friday, April 6th. They inserted 10 screws and 2 rods to stabilize his spine and removed the tumor touching the nerves on the spinal column. Greg made it through surgery and Sunday, April 8 they were already beginning physical therapy and he was actually able to stand with assistance for the first time in over a week. 
 
On Friday, April 13th Greg moved to the Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital at The Ohio State University where he continued intense physical therapy 3hrs a day. During his recovery he started to experience blurred vision in his left eye. After another scan it was determined that his retina was becoming detached due to the discovery or more cancer. They administered (5) 5 minute radiation treatments to attack this issue. The radiation treatments were completed April 27th.
 
Greg was released on Tuesday, May 1st to come home and began outpatient physical/occupational therapy as well as his chemotherapy treatments at Good Samaritan North Hospital which is 10 minutes from his home.
 
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Thank you for taking the time to read about Greg's continued battle against cancer.  Any amount of donation will be very helpful and so much appreciated. And if you cannot donate, that's ok, just please keep Greg and his family in your thoughts and prayers; he can sure use the extra prayers too!

Donations

  • Dirk Vanfleteren 
    • $65 
    • 23 mos
  • Kim Utz 
    • $50 
    • 23 mos
  • Donna Manns 
    • $100 
    • 23 mos
  • Amy & George Oberer 
    • $500 
    • 23 mos
  • Nancy Snyder 
    • $50 
    • 23 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Alan Bogard 
Organizer
Vandalia, OH
Greg Cloud 
Beneficiary
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