Support the Shortts!

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Brian Shortt brings peace, joy and love to all who are lucky enough to know him. He is the love of our dear friend Casey’s life and a hero to his 3 children, Kitty (17), Molly (13) and Declan (10).  He is a constant source of pride for his parents and the kind of son-in-law you dream of.  He’s thoughtful, funny and kind.  His only thoughts through all of this have been for his family.  He is the source of strength for all of them.  The world needs a lot more people like Brian.

Brian was diagnosed with Stage IV Cancer in July, and it has since metastasized to his brain and bones from his lungs.  He is in the earliest phase of a profoundly challenging treatment program. Brian’s doctors at Smillow Cancer Research Center have been fantastic and are exploring every possible treatment and clinical trial.  


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Brian and his family need help.  Most likely, Brian won’t be able to work as he undergoes treatment.  There will be increased medical costs due to the endless tests and treatments.  This is the kind of diagnosis that puts families in real financial peril.  We would like to, at least, be able to alleviate that concern for the family as they go through this. We’ve started a GoFundMe to help lessen the inevitable financial burden of this diagnosis and let the family focus on Brian and each other. 

Please help if you can. Thank you.


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  • Christopher Reilly  
    • $100 
    • 28 mos
  • Cathy Finlayson  
    • $75 
    • 29 mos
  • Shan Cyr 
    • $100 
    • 29 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $500 
    • 29 mos
  • Ann Smith 
    • $100 
    • 29 mos
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Fundraising team (4)

Melissa Neal Wong 
Organizer
Raised $3,745 from 28 donations
Quincy, MA
Brian Shortt 
Beneficiary
Carolyne Fitzgerald Rainero 
Team member
Raised $1,700 from 9 donations
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