It all began with two car accidents. Glenn could not understand why he wasn't seeing the things he was hitting. With the help of his wonderful wife, Julia, they realized he had lost vision in his left eye. After being admitted to emergency, he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. After further testing, Glenn’s full diagnosis is CNS (central nervous system) non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.
Shocked by the diagnosis, they knew they needed to be with family and get the best care they could find. They packed up, left Florida and drove to New York (flying wasn't an option). They were heading to family and the best health care they could find at Sloan Kettering. Thanks to his niece Megan, Glenn was immediately seen at Sloan and set up for treatments.
It began with brain surgery to remove a tumor on August 13. He was told it was the size of a lime. On hearing this, Glenn said, "they took the lime out of the coconut." He may be sick, but he still has his sense of humor!
Presently, he receives treatment at Sloan in NYC. The treatment began with a series of eight rounds of chemotherapy over a period of 16 weeks. Following that he will be receiving a stem cell transplant which would be a one to two month treatment of in hospital isolation. Julia has been with him staying at the hospital through all his treatments.
They have been using their savings, but it is rapidly depleting. The funds from this gofundme campaign will help pay for the expenses incurred during these difficult times and ease Glenn's mind while undergoing his treatment. Because they are in New York, Julia has been unable to work, so there is the added burden of her lost income.
As you can see, it has been difficult for them and if as a group, we can take one burden away from Glenn and Julia, they would be so grateful. If you can donate to the fund that would mean the world, but even if you can't, please keep them in your prayers.
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God bless you.
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