Dollars for The Deltons

This is the story of my truly amazing friend, Glen Delton.

Glen was a loving husband and father, a strong member of the community and a very seemingly healthy man at the young age of 47. His main focus in life was his wife Kelly and their 3 beautiful children, Jessica (15 years old), Joshua (13 years old) and Benjamin (12 years old).

This past January, he began to complain of difficulty swallowing which was quickly dismissed by his doctor stating that his issues were most likely due to anxiety. Knowing something was not right, he insisted that they look further and after specifically requesting an endiscopy was diagnosed with Stage 4 esophageal cancer.

This diagnosis was an obvious shock, but his love and bond with his family was beyond strong and they had faith that they would beat this. And so began a journey that sadly, would end much too soon.

Glen began chemotherapy 24 hours a day for 9 weeks, with additional treatments at the hospital on top of that. The hope was to shrink the tumor so that it could be removed, along wih all of the cancer, and that life would go back to "normal" for The Delton Family.

Because of this, through his treatment he continued doing what he loved most. He was still working at his job at Cigna, coaching his boys baseball teams, supporting his daughter at her gymnastic meets and cheerleading, hanging out with his friends, just trying his best to continue on with the things he had always done. Although quiet and reserved, Glen had a sharp sense of humor and was also a master of the one liner. Such a bright light to be around. Prior to his diagnosis, he had even been running 30 miles a week!!



When he went in June to remove the tumor and to resect his esophagus and stomach, he was tragically diagnosed with inoperable stomach cancer (peritoneal carcinomatosis). When they heard this, Glen and his wife knew what they had said all along and would stop at NOTHING to help him. They diligently worked with doctors from St. Francis in Hartford (where his wife Kelly works), Dana Farber in Boston, a specialist in Houston, and most recently Memorial Sloan Kettering in NY where he was part of an immunotherapy medical trial with hopes to help him fight and win this battle.

I am so disheartened to say that Glen P. Delton, age 47, did not win this battle with cancer and he passed away at home in Hebron, CT on Thursday October 5, 2017. He did so peacefully surrounded by his loving family.
       
I have created this page with the support and love of so many in his life, in the hopes that we can help pay some of his medical expenses and provide college funds for his 3 children who will be there starting in the next 2 years.                     

Our wish is that these contributions can help offset some financial stress, so that his wife and kids can begin the grieving process and start picking up the pieces of their new life without their rock.

Thank you so much for taking a moment to read about such a generous human being, wonderful family and man who was truly loved by so many whose lives he touched.
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Organizer and beneficiary

Meggan Conroy 
Organizer
Hebron, CT
kelly delton 
Beneficiary
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