Glenn Gardiner Fights Cancer

Glenn was saved once before in 1995 when he survived a horrific car accident where he lost his best friend Karl at a young age of 21.  We almost lost Glenn that day as well when he was ejected from a vehicle and sustained life-threatening injuries.  He was airlifted to Stony Brook Hospital where he remained for the next month or so fighting for his life.  Glenn was not ready to leave us though and he fought to overcome his injuries and finally come home!  It was an accident that would change his life forever due to the injuries he sustained but he fought for his life and since that accident has continued to feel the life long effects of his injuries.

Now 22 years later, he will be tested again for his strength and will to fight as he is faced with a recent diagnosis of Stage 4 Lung Cancer, which has spread, to his brain as well as his spine.  Glenn spent hundreds of hours seeing doctors since his accident in 1995 with increasing pain and many new symptoms, but yet no doctor sent him for tests that would indicate this disease.  This recent diagnosis is devastating!  Many of you know how close our family is and he will have our unending love and support through each and every step but the financial burden of fighting this disease will be unbearable for him and his family! 

Since the diagnosis we have seen doctor after doctor and we now have an incredible team of doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering.  Thankfully with the help of family Glenn was fast tracked into Sloan and was able to see the first doctor only 2 days after the MRI results were told to him.  The urgency of treatment has also put him on a fast track and he will begin radiation treatment on the brain this Thursday 10/26/17.  The radiation will continue every weekday until 11/8/17.  Once the brain radiation is complete they will begin an aggressive treatment of full body Chemotherapy for the next 4 months to fight the Lung Cancer and then another round of radiation to treat the legions on the spine and brain if necessary.

Due to this aggressive treatment schedule, Glenn is currently unable to work and we are hoping to raise money to help with the mounting medical bills, as well as financially help him and his family through this most difficult time.  Glenn and Debbie have an incredible 7-year-old son Justin who just adores his dad.  Since the diagnosis on 10/4/17 their lives have been turned upside down with this news but we are trying to keep Justin’s life and schedule as normal and happy as possible.

Please consider helping and Keeping Glenn in your Prayers!!  We believe in the power of Prayer!!
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Organizer and beneficiary

Sharon Gardiner Doherty 
Greenlawn, NY
Glenn Gardiner 
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