Brian's Battle

For the last year, Brian has been instrumental in building a close community of players and collectors at Greenfire Games; the tabletop game store he opened in 2016. In the last few weeks, everyone in the community was shocked to learn that Brian was diagnosed with cancer in his jaw.

In order to keep the cancer under control, his surgical team recommended removal of the left half of his jaw. Brian's surgery took place on August 2, 2017. The lower left half of his jaw bone has been replaced with a metal piece, supplemented by bone and skin from his chest and leg.

The next step will be a round of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Once the treatment has ended, Brian will go into his next surgery to graft the healthy tissue from his leg.

Furthermore, as the owner of a small business that is still inside it's first year, Brian does not currently have health insurance. He has applied for state aid, but it has yet to be fully approved. In addition to Brian's medical leave, his fiance Michelle, who also works at Greenfire Games, will be taking some time off to help take care of him.

We are setting up this campaign to help Brian and Michelle with thier expenses during the recovery period. Not only are his medical bills a concern, but equally important, They will need the funding to be used for housing, car payments and day to day expenses like groceries, utility bills, etc.

Thank you for any donations. Every bit counts! Hopefully, with your help, we can get Brian back on his feet. I will be updating this page as often as possible, to keep everyone abreast to what is going on.


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    • $50 
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    • $50 
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    • $5 
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    • $50 
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    • $200 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Michael Bradshaw 
Oak Lawn, IL
Brian Stuchell 
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