Crane Strong

Randy Crane, loving husband of Leanne and father of Hunter, Logan, and Ian, has been battling Grade 4 Glioblastoma. The typical case of Glioblastoma involves only one brain tumor and is the most deadly form of brain cancer (e.g., John McCain, Ted Kennedy; and Joe Biden’s son) but Randy has the more rare case where he had two tumors from the outset. He didn’t even realize anything was wrong until he went in for an annual physical and discovered he had two deadly tumors in his brain. He has undergone multiple brain surgeries over the last four months since his diagnosis with significant complications. The first tumor was removed but resulted in an infection and additional surgeries. Randy has been in and out of the hospital repeatedly for extended amounts of time. The second tumor was targeted with chemo and radiation but did not respond to treatment. The doctor has placed him on steroids and suggested a stronger round of chemo (“mega dose”) to see if they can slow down the growth but she is not hopeful that it will work. The family was referred to MD Anderson to see if there is a trial they can get into. Most clinical trials want patients 12 weeks post-radiation (Randy is approximately 4 at this time) but the doctor does not think Randy will make it that long without an intervention. There is a medication option but if he has to take the medication to survive for 8 more weeks (to hit the 12 week mark), he will not be eligible for clinical trials. The family is researching all possible options to determine how to proceed. 

The Crane family is a military family, loving and dedicated to each other and their community. Two of Randy's sons are currently out of the state and country serving in the Armed Forces while his oldest is helping with his treatment on a daily basis and is also in the military. His wife, Leanne, is an educator currently serving as a principal but has also served in various teaching roles, trained other dyslexia teachers, and is a former assistant principal. The Crane family has built their lives around supporting others and, now, could greatly use support themselves. Medical expenses have been astronomical and continue to grow. Any options they can find, if there are any, will only increase debt while trying to find ways to treat Randy and keep him comfortable. If you feel called to assist with all of the medical expenses, it would be greatly appreciated. Any amount makes a difference.

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  • Daniel Oppedisano
    • $25 
    • 4 yrs
  • Gerald Gray
    • $100 
    • 4 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $200 
    • 4 yrs
  • Teresa Adams
    • $30 
    • 4 yrs
  • Shannon Sonoda
    • $50 
    • 4 yrs
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Organizer and beneficiary

Amanda Gray
McKinney, TX
Leanne Crane

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