In 2012, Brion heard the words no one ever wants, or expects, to hear, "You have cancer, and the prognosis is not good."

The doctors tried a colon reconstruction and removing the tumors, but discovered the cancer has spread to several organs of his body. He then went to Pittsburgh, they ran more tests, and he was told they would not be able to operate and chemo and radiation would not work.

Brion, the innovator we all know and love, decided to seek alternative treatments. He discovered a clinic in Germany called, "Klink Marinus am Stein" in Brannenburg, Germany. The clinic's main treatment is hyperthermia, they also do ozone therapy and vitamin therapies. Brion made the trip to Germany twice in 2013 and stayed for two weeks each time. The tumors shrunk considerably but are now growing again.

The treatment, airfare, and lodging and the ongoing treatment and nutrients they have him doing at home, is very costly and is not covered by insurance.

This costly treatment allows Brion to continue to support his growing family while working full time at DRS of Erie County, Inc.

Today we are asking for donations, as the family is encountering mounting medical and household bills, which include flights to Germany two-three times a year.

Any contributions will be greatly appreciated. For a tax deductible donation please contact Tawny Crocker, [email redacted] , with any questions.

Any monetary gifts to TEAM BOVEE can be deposited at any local First National Bank, mailed to DRS of Erie County, Inc. at 3445 West 12th Street Erie, PA 16505 or here, online

Please join TEAM BOVEE and donate as much or as little as you can. Everything counts. Thank you.

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